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PRESS RELEASE: Licking County Government Participates in Ohio Open Doors

August 31, 2018 

You are invited to a special public event in Downtown Newark on Sunday, September 16th. The Licking County Government, in conjunction with the Ohio History Connection, will open three government buildings to participate in Ohio Open Doors. The open houses fall between 1:00 and 4:00 in the afternoon, with a plaque dedication at each building.

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RECORDS & ARCHIVES CENTER OPENS NEW FACILITY DOWNTOWN

July 20, 2018 

The Licking County Records and Archives Center is proud to announce the opening of its new facility at 61 East Main Street in Newark. The Center moved from its interim location behind the County Sheriff’s Office to a strategically located building in downtown Newark.

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District 17 OPWC Meeting Notice

May 29, 2018 

District 17 Meeting Notice

June 15, 2018

Executive Committee 9:30 am

Full Committee Meeting 10:30 am

Licking County Donald D. Hill Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Room D, Newark, OH 43055

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Courthouse and flag installation

May 23, 2018 

Construction and installation is underway today (Wednesday May 23rd) on the first permanent flagpole and weathervane system on the dome top of the historic 1876 Licking County Courthouse. The Courthouse in downtown Newark, in its history, originally had only a weathervane and not a flagpole. Two years ago at the start of renovation and construction of the Courthouse the old temporary conduit pipe, that served as a flagpole, was removed for building safety considerations.

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PUBLIC NOTICE: The Licking County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on a proposed text amendment to the Licking County Subdivision Regulations

May 14, 2018 

Complete details below:

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TOWNSHIP OFFICIALS NOTICE: The Licking County Planning Commission will conduct a Public Hearing on a proposed text amendment to the Licking County Subdivision Regulations

May 14, 2018 

Complete details below:

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Public Notice: Planning Commission Has Promoted New Executive Director - Chris Harkness

March 14, 2018 

LICKING COUNTY, OH – March 14, 2018 - The Licking County Planning Commission has promoted Chris Harkness to the position of Director. Harkness, replaces Jerry Newton who left last fall to take an out of state position.

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Township and Village Nominations for Members of District 17 of the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) Integrating Committee

March 8, 2018 

District 17 of the Ohio Public Works Commission will hold a meeting on Thursday, March 22, 2018 at 7:00 P.M. at the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio, Basement Meeting Room B, to nominate township and village representatives and their alternates to serve on the 20-member District 17 Ohio Public Works Commission Integrating Committee for a three-year term.

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Annual "Ohio Statehood Day" History Leadership Awards

February 28, 2018 

Wednesday, February 28th the history-related organizations that host the annual’ Ohio Statehood Day’ event at the Ohio Statehouse recognized Licking County, the City of Newark, and several elected leaders to receive the Ohio History Leadership Award. This year the sponsoring organizations broadened the award to recognize an entire community and not just one elected official.

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ESTABLISHING ROADS IN ETNA TOWNSHIP

February 15, 2018 

Cumberland Crossing Subdivision; Section 5B Instrument #201801290001866

Said Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 8th day of March, 2018 at 1:30pm as the date and time for viewing the proposed improvements on which date they will meet at Althea Court in Etna Township and they have also fixed the 15th day of March 2018 at 10:30am in their office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio 4th Floor as the place and time for the final hearing of said improvement.

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NOTICE OF TIME OF VIEW AND FIRST HEARING TO THE OWNERS OF LAND AFFECTED BY THE PROPOSED IMPROVEMENT

November 22, 2017 

On the 21st day of November 2017, petitioners, Warner Farms Development, Ltd and CRG Acquisition, LLC filed a petition to relocate a portion of a ditch in Etna Twp., (as on file in the Licking County Commissioners office)with the Clerk/Administrator of the County Commissioners of the County, the substance and prayer of which said petition is, that the vacation and construction of the improvement is necessary, will benefit the petitioner(s), and will be conducive to the public welfare, and; that all costs of engineering, construction, and future maintenance will be assessed to the benefiting parcels of land.

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NOTICE OF TIME AND PLACE OF VIEW AND FINAL HEARING FOR THE VACATING OF ROAD/ALLEY

November 22, 2017 

Notice is hereby given that there is before the Board of County Commissioners of Licking County, Ohio, the matter of VACATING A PORTION OF LAKESHORE DRIVE IN LICKING TWP. Said Board of County Commissioners has fixed the 14th day of December, 2017 at 2:30 pm as the date and time for viewing the proposed improvement on which date they will meet at 825 Lake Shore Drive, Hebron, Ohio 43025 in Licking Township and also fixed the 21st day of December, 2017 at 11:00 am at their office, 20 South Second Street, in The Donald D. Hill County Administration Building, Newark, Ohio as the time and place for the final hearing of said vacating.

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PRESS RELEASE - Senior Citizens Levy Hearing Dates For 2018

November 3, 2017 

Senior Citizens Levy Advisory Board Sets Hearing Dates for 2018 Allocation of
Funds for Senior Citizen Services.

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Notice of Time of View and First Hearing to the Owners of Land Affected By Proposed Improvement

October 13, 2017 

You, and Each of You, Are Hereby Notified, that on the 10th day of October 2017, the above named petitioner, Terry E. Andrews, filed a petition to vacate a portion of a ditch in Ellington Village Section 2 and install new storm structures and pipe to accommodate the drainage for the area in Harrison Township with the Clerk/Administrator of the County Commissioners of the County, the substance and prayer of which said petition is, that the vacation and construction of the improvement is necessary, will benefit the petitioner(s), and will be conducive to the public welfare, and; that all costs of engineering, construction, and future maintenance will be assessed to the benefiting parcels of land.


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Public Hearing - Addressing Construction of Sidewalks

October 12, 2017 

The Licking County Commissioners will hold a public hearing on Thursday, October 26, 2017 at 11:30 am for the consideration of adopting amendments to the Licking County Subdivision Regulations and Licking County Subdivision Improvement Regulations to address the construction of sidewalks.

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Licking County Joins the Fight Against the Opioid Distributors

September 28, 2017 

LICKING COUNTY, OH. – September 28, 2017 – Licking County, Ohio, is taking a crucial step to hold accountable the companies responsible for dumping millions of dollars’ worth of prescription opiates into its community, hiring legal representatives to file a lawsuit against the wholesale drug distributors that made the opioid epidemic possible.

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Licking County LEPC Meeting

September 19, 2017 

The next LEPC meeting is scheduled for November 9, 2017. Licking County LEPC will start meeting on the 2nd Thursday of each odd numbered month.

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LCLRC Board Special Meeting

August 16, 2017 

There will be a special meeting of the Licking County Land Reutilization Corp Board on Tuesday, August 22, 2017 at 9:00 am in the Auditors Conference Room on the 2nd floor of the Licking County Administration building.

Please contact Executive Director Roy VanAtta at (740) 670-5046 if you have any questions.


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Notice to Contractors

August 9, 2017 

Sealed proposals for the Buckeye Lake Multi-Use Path/Access-REBID will be received by the Licking County Commissioners at their office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio, 43055 until Thursday, August 31, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., and at said office opened and read loud. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held onsite on Wednesday, August 16, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at 4771 North Bank Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.

Plans, specifications and bid forms may be secured at the office of the Licking County Planning and Development Department, 20 South Second Street, First Floor, Newark, Ohio 43055, for a pre-paid, non-refundable fee of ten dollars ($10.00) for each bid packet. Bid packets must be obtained no later than 4:30 p.m. three business days prior to the bid opening.

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Licking County Transportation Improvement District

July 31, 2017 

Pursuant to O.R.C. 5540.02, the Licking County Transportation Improvement District (LCTID) is Officially Canceling the Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, August 9th, 2017 at 8:30 a.m.

The next meeting will be held on Wednesday, September 13th, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. at the following location:

Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority

851 Irving Wick Dr W

Heath, Ohio 43056

Notice date: July 31, 2017

Contact: Kim Christian

Phone: (740) 670-5299

Email: kchristian@lcounty.com

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Notice to Contractors

July 17, 2017 

Notice to Contractors

Sealed proposals for the Buckeye Lake Multi-Use Path/Access will be received by the Licking County Commissioners at their office, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio, 43055 until Thursday, July 27, 2017 at 11:30 a.m., and at said office opened and read loud. A Pre-Bid meeting will be held onsite on Thursday, July 20, 2017 at 9:00 a.m. at 4771 North Bank Road, Buckeye Lake, Ohio 43008.


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District 17 Ohio Public Works Commission

July 7, 2017 

Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC)

District 17 Meeting Notice

July 11, 2017

Full Committee Meeting 11:30am

Licking County Donald D. Hill Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Room B, Basement, Newark, OH 43055


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Special Licking County TID Meeting

May 25, 2017 

There will be a special Licking County TID Board meeting on Wednesday, May 31, 2017, at 8:30 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is: to authorize and award a construction services contract, subject to certain contingencies, for the SR 310 Project and related project actions, including authorization of grant agreement with ODOT for additional project funding, and updates, authorization of renewal of accounting services agreement and project updates.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority Boardroom

851 Irving Wick Dr W

Heath, Ohio 43056

Notice date: May 25th, 2017

Contact: Kim Christian

Phone: (740) 670-5299

Email: kchristian@lcounty.com

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SHORT SALE on Govdeals

May 24, 2017 

Due to a construction project taking place in a location where the old Licking County Law Library was once housed, the Commissioners approved a SHORT SALE on Govdeal.

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Condolences to the Families of Today’s Tragic Shooting

May 12, 2017 

The Licking County Commissioners, our families, and the staff of Licking County Government extend heartfelt condolences to the families in today's tragic shootings in the Village of Kirkersville.

We mourn the death of Kirkersville Police Chief Eric Disario and join in prayers and support for his wife and young family. Today, we are reminded of the risks first responders face each day.

Chief Disario will be remembered for his bravery and making the ultimate sacrifice in an effort to save lives and protect his community.

We are praying for all the victims of this senseless act, and we hold the people of this small community in Licking County in our hearts.

At Licking County Government, we have confidence in the work of the Licking County Sheriff, his staff, and other law enforcement agencies; and stand ready to assist them as needed.

Licking County Commissioners Tim Bubb, Duane Flowers, and Rick Black.

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Licking County TID April Meeting Rescheduled

March 20, 2017 

OFFICIAL MEETING NOTICE

Licking County Transportation Improvement District

This is official advance notice pursuant to O.R.C. 121.22.

The Licking County TID Board meeting scheduled for Wednesday, April 12th, 2017, has been rescheduled for Wednesday, April 5th, 2017, at 8:30 a.m.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority Boardroom

851 Irving Wick Dr W

Heath, Ohio 43056

Notice date: March 20, 2017

Contact: Kim Christian

Phone: (740) 670-5299

Email: kchristian@lcounty.com

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Public Hearing #1

March 14, 2017 

The first of two (2) public hearings will be held on Tuesday, March 21, 2017, with the first session at 1:30p.m. in Meeting Room A, Basement, in the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio, to provide citizens with information about the CDBG and CHIP programs, including descriptions of the eligible activities and program requirements. The second session will be held on Thursday, March 23, 2017 at 10:00a.m. in the office of the Licking County Commissioners, 4th floor, in the Donald D. Hill County Administration Building, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio.


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Special Licking County TID Board Meeting

March 13, 2017 

OFICIAL MEETING NOTICE

Licking County Transportation Improvement District

This is official advance notice pursuant to O.R.C. 121.22.

There will be a special Licking County TID Board meeting on Wednesday, March 15, 2017, at 10:00 a.m. The purpose of the meeting is: reorganization and election of officers for 2017 and related actions; to convene an executive session ORC 121.22 (G)(2) to consider purchase of real property in connection with a TID project; LCTID project updates (SR 310 Project and Cherry Valley Road Bridge Project) and any related project actions.

The meeting will be held at the following location:

Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority Boardroom

851 Irving Wick Dr W

Heath, Ohio 43056

Notice date: March 13, 2017

Contact: Kim Christian

Phone: (740) 670-5299

Email: kchristian@lcounty.com

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State Route 310 (LIC-310-1.33) Construction Inspection/Administration Services

February 24, 2017 

Sealed Letters of Interest (LOI) will be accepted and opened at the listed date and time reflected in the Notice to Bidders.Sealed envelopes containing the LOI must be addressed to the Licking County Transportation Improvement District, Attention: William C. Lozier, P.E., P.S., Secretary-Treasurer, 20 South Second Street,Newark,Ohio,43055, and project name endorsed on the outside of the envelope.

State Route 310 (LIC-310-1.33) Construction Inspection/Administration Services

OPEN: Friday, March 10, 2017 at 12 Noon

The Scope of Service maybeobtained from the officeof theCountyEngineer ortheLickingCountyWebsite, www.lcounty.com, posted under Bids/Contracts items.

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Licking County TID sets 2017 Meeting Schedule

January 23, 2017 

The Licking County Transportation Improvement District (LCTID) Board of Trustees has set their meting schedule for 2017. All meetings will be held at in the Boardroom of the Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority, 851 Irving Wick Drive W., Heath, Ohio 43056.

There will be NO meeting in February and the March meeting will be held on March 1st, 2017 @ 2:00 p.m. All other meetings will be held on the 2nd Wednesday of each month and commence at 8:30 a.m.

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Licking County TID December Meeting CANCELLED

December 13, 2016 

Pursuant to O.R.C. 5540.02, the Licking County Transportation Improvement District (LCTID) is Officially Canceling the Regular Board Meeting on Wednesday, December 21st, 2016 at 8:30 a.m.

The next meeting will be held on Friday, January 13th, 2017 at 2:00 p.m. at the following location:

Heath-Newark-Licking County Port Authority (Boardroom)

851 Irving Wick Dr W, Heath, Ohio 43056

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LCLRC Board Regular Meeting

December 8, 2016 

There will be a regular meeting of the Licking County Land Reutilization Corp Board on Thursday, December 15, 2016 at 9:30 am in the Auditor's conference room, in the Auditor's office on the 2nd floor of the Licking County Administration building.

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Press Release: Friday, December 2, 2016

December 2, 2016 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – December 2, 2016

The Licking County Water and Wastewater Department has been contacted by several residents in the Jacksontown area regarding little or no water service from shallow water wells, particularly less than 50 feet deep. The Licking County Water and Wastewater Department has reviewed and investigated the issue and does not believe that the recent Jacksontown sewer extension project is the cause.

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Bid: Alterations - 65 E. Main St.

November 28, 2016 

Sealed bids will be accepted and opened at the listed dates and times reflected in the Notice to Bidders. Sealed envelopes containing bids must be addressed to the Board of Licking County Commissioners, 20 South Second Street, Newark, Ohio, 43055, and project name endorsed on the outside of the envelope.

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2017 Sr. Levy Funding

November 16, 2016 

Press Release: Senior Citizens Levy Advisory Board Sets Hearing Dates for 2017 Allocation of Funds for Senior Citizen Services.

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LEPC Meeting - Cancelled

November 9, 2016 

The Licking County LEPC Meeting that is scheduled for Thursday November 10th, 2016, has been cancelled. Licking County LEPC will meet December 8th 2016. The meeting location and time will remain the same.

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Public Notice

October 19, 2016 

The Board of Commissioners of Licking County, Ohio (the "Board") hereby provides notice of the adoption of the following Resolution #87-162A, adopted by a majority of the Board at its October 18, 2016 meeting:

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