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What's Happening October, 2022

Mayors Message

The leaves are changing, the mornings are cool, and football season is going strong!

Last month we were able to celebrate the grand opening of Garrette Park after all the renovations, and what a fantastic park we have now! Senator Hackett was able to join us, along with many of you, and I had a great day visiting and enjoying the families and kids playing.

This month we will have our last big event for the year, the Fall Festival, on October 22. There are still lots of openings for volunteers, if you want a chance to dress up and be a kid for the evening!

Next month is the start of the holiday season. Family time, Christmas in the Park preparation, and my favorite holiday of all, Thanksgiving. This year I have a lotto be thankful for, including being able to move to another beautiful home on Hillsdale with my lovely wife. I am looking forward to meeting all my neighbors, and making some new memories in my new-to-us house.

I hope we can have a great fall and enjoy living in our wonderful Village.

What's Happening

Village Council

Meetings on Monday, October 3, and Monday, October 17, at Village Hall at 7pm.

Jefferson Township Board of Trustees

Meetings on October 5, and October19, at 6:30pm in Township Hall, 225 Cemetery Rd., WJ. ips/iefferson/index.php

WJ Board of Education

Meeting on October10, 7pm in the WJ High School Auditorium.

Planning Commission

Meeting on Wednesday, October 5, at 6:30pm in the Community Center.­ zoning

Utility Department

Water Bills are due on or before October 17 to avoid late charges.

Fall leaf collection begins Oct.17 and will end about November 24.

Fall Festival

Parks & Rec is gearing up for the Fall Festival, October 22 from 6-9pm. Many volunteers are needed, for a variety of activities both before and the day of the event. Please contact Shelton Stanley, or (614) 307-6543 if you are interested!

Leaf Collection to Start Oct. 17 Cool nights and sunny days change leaves from their summer greens to brilliant scarlets, pumpkin oranges, and sunshine - Rake piles of leaves to the edge of the curb or street, NOT into the street or over storm water inlets. · - Keep piles to a maximum of 5 feet wide - Put at least 20 feet away from leaf piles - Remove sticks, tree branches and grass clippings from leaf piles. They clog the equipment.

golds. Gorgeous to look at on the trees, and great fun to scuff through on the ground, after a week or so, they start to pile up and they are ready for the Village leaf collectors!

The crews will be going out daily, and general location information will be posted on Facebook and the Village sign each day. Collection is scheduled for October 17 - November 24, but may be extended due to weather.

If you have questions, or find parked cars hindering the collection of your leaves, please contact Brian Farley, (614) 379-5247,

for assistance.


Get your Halloween costumes ready a little bit early and come to the WJ Fall Fest!

Fall Fest will be on October 22, 2022 and will include a haunted house, a haunted hay ride, trunk-or-treat, and many other activities. There will be lots of free food and treats for everyone.

Volunteers are still needed. Contact Shelton,

Community Food Drive Oct.1st-16th

West Jefferson is part of a Mayor's challenge with London, Plain City and Mt. Sterling to fill all the food banks in Madison County! All donations collected in the Village will go to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry in West Jefferson. Drop off any non-perishable food items at the Village offices,28 E. Main St., or at participating local businesses. Monetary donations can be sent directly to the Good Samaritan Food Pantry, 36 S. Center St., West Jefferson, OH 43162 or online at their website, Let's join together to BEE THE CHANGE!

*** The greatest need is for canned soup & cereal ***


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