Traffic Pattern Changes in Ostrander

For Immediate Release from the Village of Ostrander
In order to improve safety to students, pedestrians, and vehicles on Third Street in the vicinity of Buckeye Valley West Elementary, a resolution has been passed by the Ostrander Village Council to modify the existing traffic patterns.
The traffic changes are as follows:
1.  No left turn onto Third Street  from the alley south of West Elementary during school hours;
2. No right turn from the gravel parking lot north of West Elementary onto Third Street during school hours; and
3. Pedestrian traffic crossing Third Street will be directed to the crosswalk near North Street during school hours.
The signs and traffic changes are expected to be in place on or before Monday, February 8, 2016.  Please heed these new traffic changes to help keep our community safe.

Council News

Mayor Larry Crile began another 4-year term at the last council meeting and Julie Guy and Robert Taylor were sworn in for their respective 4-year terms. Robert Taylor was re-elected Council President for 2016. Clerk Dorothy Wilcox was also re-elected in November and will be sworn in March 2016.

Three new committees were formed and will be seeking resident participation in the coming months:

School Building Committee – to investigate possible uses for the soon-to-be vacated West Elementary. (Robert Taylor, Julie Guy)

Park Committee – look into potential future park space and uses (Tracy Stojkov, Kelly Osborne)

Funding Committee – to investigate potential funding streams for street maintenance needs (Joe Proemm, Renee Kuhn)

Winter Happenings at the Ostrander Library

Winter Happenings at the Ostrander Branch!
75 N. 4th St
Open Hours: Tuesday-Thursday 10-8 & Friday & Saturday 10-4

Family Story Times every Thursday @ 10:30 AM Beginning Thursday, January 7

Adult Book Discussion
Tuesday, December 22 @ 7 PM Ordinary Grace by William Kent Krueger

Gaming Day
Tuesday, December 29 – 12-7:00 PM Family Program

Lego Club
Saturday, January 2 @ 1 PM For Ages 5-11

Celebrate Music Family Night Tuesday, January 5 @ 6:30
Family Program for children of all ages

Make It! Take It!
Teen/Tween Program Thursday, January 4 @ 6:30 PM Food Experiment Science

Homeschool Book Club Friday, January 8 @ 10:30 AM All Reading Levels Welcome Awesome Antarctic Pre-registration Required

Paws For Reading
Saturday, January 9 @ 11 AM Pre-registration Required Ages 5-11

Local History Night: Scioto Township 101 Tuesday, January 12 @ 7 PM
Adult Program

Kid’s Cookbook Club Wednesday, January 13 @ 4 PM Mug It! By Pam McElroy
Ages 6-11

Make It!
Tuesday, January 19 @ 7PM Adult Craft Program
Wise Craft by Blair Stocker

Child/Parent Book Discussion
Wednesday, January 20 @ 6:30 PM
You Wouldn’t Want to be a Worker on the Statue of Liberty By John Malam
Ages 6-11

Adult Book Discussion Tuesday, January 26 @ 7 PM The Martian by Andy Weir Adult Program

Book Bunch
Wednesday, January 27 @ 4 PM Puppets-a-Plenty
Ages 6-11

Strategy Games
Saturday, January 30 @ 1 PM Family Program

Zoning Officer Vacancy

The Village of Ostrander is seeking a zoning officer. The position is part-time and the individual should be familiar with zoning laws and regulations. Interested parties should contact the Mayor or a member of Council.

New Council Members

We would like to congratulate Julie Guy being elected and Robert Taylor’s re-election to Village Council in November. Additionally, Joe Proemm was sworn in to the vacant Council seat at the December meeting.

Library Open House Nov. 4

Meet George Needham! In case you haven’t heard, the Delaware County District Library system has a new director, and he wants to meet you! Stop by at the Ostrander Branch Library on Wednesday, November 4 from 4-6:00 PM for a meet and greet open house with George. Light refreshments will be served. The branch is located at 75 N. 4th Street right behind Buckeye Valley West.

Trick-Or-Treat 2015

Boo! Trick-or-Treat in the Village of Ostrander will be Saturday October 31 from 6-8 pm.
There is will also be an Open House and costume contest at the Scioto Twp. Firehouse from 5-8 pm.