In 2013 the Village was awarded a $315,064 grant by ODOT for decorative street lighting. The grant covered 80% of the construction cost. The Village paid for all design and engineering costs plus a grant match of 20%. Due to higher than expected bids for the project the share was more than the Village budgeted for 2016.
The Village is asking area residents, organizations and businesses to assist with matching funds so that the Village General Fund and Street Assessment Fund are not negatively impacted. This will allow for additional, future enhancements to compliment the project such as mast arm traffic posts, which will match the lights and other signals along Main Street.
Also, if adequate funds are raised, the Village will begin planning for a similar project on East Main Street. Village officials believe these projects will:
Ø Encourage Residential and Economic Prosperity in the Community
Ø Foster Community Pride
Ø Improve Safety
Ø Enhance Property Values
All donors will be recognized with the local media and with a plaque at Village Hall. Light sponsors will be acknowledged with a permanent plaque on one of the light posts or benches. There are similar plaques on the existing light posts along Main Street. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact the Village of New Concord at (740) 826-7671.