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PUBLIC NOTICE

Village Of Hebron Council will meet at the Hebron Municipal Building at 934 W. Main Street, Hebron, on January 15, 2020 at 5pm and immediately following the 6pm Combined Committees Meeting to conduct interviews for an open Council position.

HEBRON VILLAGE COUNCIL VACANCY

Hebron Village Council is seeking applicants interested in being considered for appointment to fill a vacant Council seat. Village Council serves as the legislative branch of the local government and votes on laws and proposals relating to various community issues. Council persons make legislative decisions dealing with topics such as the allocation of funding to provide for public services, community development projects, or issues of land use and budget matters. The selected person would be expected to attend all meetings of Village Council. This appointment will fill an unexpired term that runs through 12/31/21. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Hebron and a registered voter. Interested residents should deliver a letter of interest by 1pm on Wednesday, January 15, 2020 to the Hebron Municipal Complex, 934 W. Main Street.

Public Notice

The Village of Hebron Planning and Zoning Board has scheduled a work session on:

Tuesday, January 14, 2013 at 6:30 pm in the Council Chambers, 934 West Main Street, Hebron, OH 43025

Topic: Zoning review and rewrite.

Linda Nicodemus
Community Development Coordinator

An overview of the Hebron Fire Department from inception to modern day

In the beginning…Hebron was founded in 1827 and became a village in 1835. Union Township was founded in the early 1800’s…

At some time in the early 1850’s it was decided that the Village needed a way to sound an alarm in the event of a fire. A bell was purchased from the Buckeye Bell Foundry in Cincinnati, Ohio. It was installed in the cupola on top of the Village Hall. The bell was “rung” to alert the men of the community of a fire.
In 1901, fire swept through the downtown business section destroying all the buildings between Canal Street and S. High Street. The fire started in Colonel Burch’s dry goods store, located at 118 Main St. Hebron.
In 1924, a fire broke out in the Bakery located on Basin Street (now Maple Street). During the fire the Hebron volunteers lost their equipment when it became trapped too close to the building and was damaged by the fire. Millersport had just received a motor driven fire truck; it was summoned to the fire.
In 1926, a group of men came together to formally organize the Hebron Fire Department. This was done in part due to the several large fires that had consumed many downtown businesses. The department has been housed in two locations, notwithstanding the current location at 111 Basin St.

Between 1926 and 1981 the department remained an all-volunteer organization. As the demand for EMS services increased with the workforce at the Newark Ohio Industrial Park, Hebron and Union Township officials agreed that it was in the best interest to have staff on duty during peak employment to provide quicker, more efficient response. Hebron hired its first full-time firefighter in 1981. In 1982, a second person was added in to include a paramedic. As the request for responses increased, the department moved to a full-time fire chief (1992) and one paramedic on duty 24 hours a day with 48 hours off-duty. The full-time staff was supported by part-time and volunteer personnel. In 2004, a forty-hour a week fire inspector position was created to help with building inspections and fire investigations. Today, ideal staffing is five persons daily, 24/7/365, two of which are paramedics responding out of the fire station on Basin St. As is the case in many communities, there are no volunteers on the active roster with the Hebron Fire Department.
As far back as the mid-1970’s, several former fire chiefs and elected officials from the village and township met on numerous occasions to identify how the delivery of service to the area could be improved. Hebron Fire Department has operated for years on tax levy revenue and written contracts for service from Union Township fire and EMS taxes. Union Township had very little, if any input to the overall operation of the fire department for many years. Throughout the years, they would purchase a piece of apparatus, or new state-of-the-art equipment for use by the firefighters, but they rarely had a voice in the management of the fire department. Multiple consultants have been hired to provide direction on what they felt was the most efficient methods of providing fire and EMS services to the community. Each consultant suggested adding a fire station more centrally located in the township and a fire district be considered to help streamline the operations.

The Hebron Village council and a majority of Union Township Trustees have agreed to form a fire district based on the Ohio Revised Code, Section §505.371. Per the ORC, the name given to the fire district may not be the name of either party entering into the agreement to form a fire district. That said, Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District was selected as the new name for the department. The two roads, Refugee and Canyon, intersect in the village and extend well into the westernmost and northernmost areas of Union Township. The name was selected as a means of recognizing both entities joining together and serving both communities; just like the roads!
We recognize and honor the men and women who have served the community through countless hours of time, talent and financial support over the 93 years the Hebron Fire Department has been in existence. We promise to continue the highest level of professional services; albeit under a new name which represents BOTH Union Township and Hebron having a strong voice in how those services are offered.
The new logo for the fire district prominently displays a bell; reminiscent of the early days of the fire service in Hebron. We felt it was a sign of respect to include it in our new logo paying homage to those who served the community in the past and for those who will serve in the future.

Respectfully,

Clifford L. Mason
Fire Chief
Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District

Letters of Interest

Hebron Village Council is seeking applicants interested in being considered for appointment to fill a vacant Council seat. Village Council serves as the legislative branch of the local government and votes on laws and proposals relating to various community issues. Council persons make legislative decisions dealing with topics such as the allocation of funding to provide for public services, community development projects, or issues of land use and budget matters. The selected person would be expected to attend all meetings of Village Council. This appointment will fill an unexpired term that runs through 12/31/21. Applicants must be at least 18 years old, a resident of Hebron and a registered voter. Interested residents should deliver a letter of interest by 4pm on Wednesday, December 18, 2019 to the Hebron Municipal Complex, 934 W. Main Street.

Public Notice

Water/Wastewater Committee Meeting

The Hebron Water/Wastewater Committee will meet at 4:30pm on Monday,
November 18, 2019. The purpose of the meeting is to:

Discuss Licking County Water agreement

The meeting will take place at the Municipal Complex, 934 West Main Street, Hebron

Christina Furbee
Clerk of Council

Public Notice

Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District
Board of Trustees Meeting Change Notice

The Refugee-Canyon Joint Fire District Board of Trustees is rescheduling the previously scheduled Board of Trustees meeting set for 7 p.m. on Thursday, November 21, 2019, to 7 p.m. on Monday, November 25, 2019, in Council Chambers at the Hebron Municipal Complex, 934 West Main Street, Hebron, OH.

Public Notice

Public Notice – Meeting Changes

The regularly scheduled November 27, 2019 Council Meeting has been RESCHEDULED to December 4, 2019 @ 6:30pm.

Hebron Village Council has CANCELLED the following regularly scheduled meetings:

Combined Council Committees Meeting on December 16 at 6pm
Council Meeting on December 25, 2019 at 6:30 pm

Christina Furbee
Clerk of Council