BLANCHESTER — Marion Township and Blanchester will share a grant to replace old traffic and street signs.
During Thursday’s village council meeting, Marion Township Trustee Gary J. Moore said they had received a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) to help replace old signs.
The $55,000 grant will allow them to get custom signs made and replace the old ones.
“The catch to it is that you have to put the new signs up. You can’t stockpile them,” he said.
They also would have to have the new signs up within a year of receiving them. They are allowed to keep the old ones if they choose to.
“Sign us up,” said council member Chad Hollon. “It’s free money! Why would we say no to that?”
Moore told village council they would have to go street by street and write down what they want and give it to Moore.
Marion Township surrounds the municipality of Blanchester.
Also during council:
• Blanchester Cub Scouts Pack 45, along with their Den Leader Bev Johnson, presented to council their big community service project. The Scouts would like to build a bench for the community to use.
The bench will be painted in bright colors and will feature inspirational words to motivate people.
• Council member Don Gephart recognized and thanked Charlie Vance and his crew for helping maintain the Blanchester Independent Order of Odd Fellows (I.O.O.F.) Cemetery.
“Summer is coming and Memorial Day will be here soon. You can rest assured that the Blanchester Independent Order of Odd Fellows Cemetery will be in the same beautiful condition as always,” said Gephart.
Reach John Hamilton at 937-382-2574.