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Fresh Start January!


Mayors Message


Isn’t it great that we get fresh starts once in a while? January is always a time for resolutions and positive thinking, a time to do a little better, and be a little better.


One of my goals this year is to be better at communicating. I have learned that communication is more than sharing a message, it is also listening. As mayor of this great Village, I have always tried to be available to all residents. I give out my cell phone number (614 560-5754) and answer my office emails (rmartin@westjeffersonohio.gov) and voice mails (614 879-7674) personally. Whenever I am made aware of an issue, I do my best to find a workable solution, or to get the right people to work to find one. But, just like each of you, I can’t fix things that I don’t know about, and some things aren’t an easy or quick fix.


So, if you have a great idea, or need some information, or don’t understand why something is happening, give me a call, or make time for a visit. I’m an optimist, and I think 2023 is going to be a great year here in the Village of West Jefferson!


How to rent the Community Center


Download the free Village of West Jefferson App to your phone.

Go to the “Parks & Rec” tab, and click “Calendars”.

Click on “Community Center”, and check to see if your desired date is available. Please note that we are having to do a manual update of the calendar, and all months may not be visible.

Call Shelton Stanley at (614) 379-5273 to make your reservation. Reservations are not confirmed until the deposit is paid.


The Community Center rental policies are being updated for 2023. The rental will now be for the entire building, including the kitchen, and will be for a minimum of 4 hours, with additional time available in 2-hour increments.


Resident Fees

0-4 hrs. $50

Add 2 hrs. $25


Non-Resident Fees

0-4 hrs. $75

Add 2 hrs. $35


All rentals require a $50 deposit. The deposit is fully refundable one month after the event if the area is left as found, floors are swept, trash is bagged and taken to the dumpster (located in the parking lot) and all tables and chairs are put back where found. Any accidental damage to the facility or its contents must be reported immediately on a damage report form when the keys are returned.


Save the Dates in 2023!

Spring Shop Hop March 25

Easter Egg Hunt April 8

Sensory Egg Hunt April 15

Friday Night Uptown May 19

Spring Free Cycle May 27

Lunch & Learn June-Aug.

Friday Night Uptown June 16

Friday Night Uptown July 21

National Night Out August 1

Friday Night Uptown August 11

Ox Roast Dance Sept. 2

Fall Fest October 21

Fall Sensory Photos October 14

Fishing Derbys TBA

Fall Shop Hop TBA

Winter Formal TBA


Some events may be added through out the year. More info will be provided closer to each date.


What’s Happening

Closures for January:

Village Offices will be closed on Monday, January 16th in observance of Martin Luther King Day.


Village Council

Meetings on Tuesday, January 3, and Monday, January 16th , at Village Hall at 7pm. Westjeffersonohio.gov/villagecouncil


Jefferson Township Board of Trustees

Meetings on January at 6:30pm in Township Hall, 225 Cemetery Rd., WJ.


WJ Board of Education

Board Organizational Meeting, January 9 at 6:30pm in the WJ High School Auditorium. The regular Board Meeting starts at 7pm.

Winter break: December 21-January 3.


Planning Commission

Regular meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4 at 4:30pm in Council Chambers. There will be a Special meeting on Jan. 18 at 6:30 pm in Council Chambers. Westjeffersonohio.gov/building-zoning


Utility Department

Water Bills are due on or before Tuesday, January 17th to avoid late charges.


Library

School Supply Resupply! Free school supplies will be available during business hours to help children prepare for the second half of school! January 3- January 7.

Check the website for weekly activities and programs. hbmlibrary.org




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