CAMDEN – The village council discussed relief from COVID-19 and an upcoming performance of the U.S. Air Force flight group at its second bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, July 15.
The council voted to schedule a performance of Flight One, the popular music component of the US Air Force’s Band of Flight, at its meeting on Thursday, April 1. The group supports ceremonies and military events year round and maintains an extensive community outreach program, according to information posted on the official Camden website, playing at schools, fairs, amusement parks and a host of ‘community sponsored events throughout Ohio. The group had previously performed at Camden’s bicentennial celebration in August 2018.
Moss suggested a theme for the concert honoring medical workers and first responders at the May 6 board meeting, an idea supported by board member Kelly Doran.
“I would like to dedicate it to those who have served our nation and our community in this capacity,” said Doran.
The free concert is scheduled for Saturday July 24 at 6 p.m. and will take place in the Bicentennial Park.
In other cases
Tax officer Becky Wilson informed council that the village will receive $ 206,673.84 in COVID-19 relief funds due to the American Rescue Plan Act.
Passed in February 2021, the $ 1.9 trillion economic stimulus bill provides funding for agriculture; Supplementary nutrition assistance programs; primary, secondary and higher education; child care; various public health initiatives, including mental health and addiction services and COVID-19 testing; rental, housing and roaming assistance; and public transport.
Wilson and board member Jeff Steele said the funds would likely be used to improve infrastructure for water, sewer and internet services.
Also during the meeting, Doran said he had received a quote of around $ 60,000 to improve the lighting of public streets in the village. Doran suggested shifting this cost into Phase II of the ongoing Town Hall renovation project.
The council voted to hire Dayton-based RDA Group Architects to move forward with the town hall renovation at its July 1 meeting. The project already includes planned improvements to the upstairs portion of Camden Town Hall, which will be marketed as a wedding and event venue, as well as a new addition that would include a garage for police vehicles. .
The project is expected to represent a total cost of approximately $ 1.3 million. Steele suggested that bailout funds could also be used to cover part of that cost.
Mayor Moss suggested postponing a planned dedication ceremony for Orchard Hill Cemetery.
“We want it to be something a little more special than what can be put together at this point,” Moss said.
Village Council meetings are held the first and third Thursday of each month at 7:00 p.m. at Camden Town Hall.
Camden Village Council discussed relief from COVID-19 and an upcoming performance of the U.S. Air Force flight group at its second bi-monthly meeting on Thursday, July 15.
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