WA awarded grant

By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com

WEST ALEXANDRIA — The Village of West Alexandria has been awarded $114,662 from Ohio Public Works for its phase two of its Main Street improvement project.

During a meeting on Monday, July 16, Clerk-Treasurer Wendy Chesney shared, the village must fill out and approve the documentation for the grant agreement in order to receive the money.

Council approved the Ohio Public Works Financial Assistance.

Chesney added, she has been getting calls about recent tax issues regarding late fees from income taxes. Officials will post online, reminding residents they must pay their estimated tax.

Mayor Carol Lunsford thanked all the village’s departments for their support and help planning and throwing the Picnic in the Park 4th of July celebration. She added, the Preble County Fair is coming up and it is “one of [her] favorite things that goes on in this county.”

She added, the back-to-school community picnic will be held on Thursday, Aug. 16, from 5-7 p.m.

Councilman Jerry Carter asked Police Chief Tony Gasper about the use of body cameras.

“Do you think if we are considering using body cameras, we might need some regulation about how that footage might be used and how it can be released?” he asked.

“We will make a policy that we will follow,” Gasper said.

Under village administrator reports Mayor Lunsford reported, the village will be conducting interviews later in the week for the village administrator posting.

The next West Alexandria council meeting will be held on Monday, Aug. 20 at 7 p.m.

By Kelsey Kimbler


Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH