Conesville Village Hall completed on budget: coshocton beacon today

The old Conesville village hall was not handicapped accessible. (Submitted)

Construction of the new Conesville Village Hall at 312 State St. in Conesville is complete, on budget. (Submitted)

Construction of the new Conesville Village Hall at 312 State St. in Conesville is complete, on budget.

The Village purchased the property at 312 State St. in November 2020 after the Coshocton County Sheriff offered the property for public sale twice and failed to produce a single offer. According to attorney William Todd Drown, “The Village has exercised its option under Ohio Revised Code Section 5723.01(A)(3) to purchase the property by paying in full all court costs, costs legal fees and all outstanding taxes and assessments owed on the property. The Village did not get the property for free. The Village paid $1,364.29 in court costs and $3,144.69 in outstanding taxes and assessments As Drown explained, “The bidders who were present at the foreclosure sale had the right to pay the same amount as the village, but they choose not to exercise that right.”

The 24′ x 48′, 1,152 square foot building was designed by Kelly Architectural Services, Inc. of Zanesville, with Hathaway, Inc. of Coshocton as the general contractor. The total construction cost of the building excluding acquisition costs was $179,110. “We came in exactly on budget and despite the inflated building material costs and supply chain crisis. We designed a simple building and worked hard to control costs,” said Mayor Marge Donley. Nevertheless, the village attorney, William Drown, indicated that there were approximately $20,000 in material price increases that could have been contractually passed on to the village, but which were absorbed by the contractor, Hathaway. , Inc. village would fit within its budget. Everyone needs to do their part for their local community, and that was our contribution,” said Dustin Klein, vice president of Hathaway, Inc.

The new village hall also contains a meeting room with disabled accessible washrooms and ramps that measures 23′ x 24′ (552 sq ft) for Village Council meetings and can be used by other public entities , private and governmental. “We have already received requests from several other organizations to use the meeting room. The garage and other storage areas are separate and secure from the meeting hall so the village can store its archives, confidential files and equipment,” Donley said. Sturdy shelving and desks for the new community hall were donated by Frontier Group, the entity that owned the former AEP Conesville Power Generation site. “We would like to thank the Frontier Group for their continued generosity to the Village of Conesville,” Donley said.

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