New Concord to Replace Ground Water Storage Tank


New Concord will be building a new ground water storage tank this summer, replacing the current tank built before 1930.

According to New Concord Village Administrator Charlotte Colley, the project started in 2014 when she first took the position.  The current ground water storage tank is leaking water from the roof and isn’t structurally sound, adding to the necessity of replacing it.

The project will begin this July and will cost $860,000.  New Concord Village Council has approved bids on two companies who will tend to the replacement of the storage tank. Zemba Bros., Inc. will work on the waterline while Mid Atlantic Storage works on the tank. Colley said by raising water rates in 2016, obtaining $613,000 in 0% interest loans from an Ohio Public Works Commission Grant/Loan and a low interest loan from the Ohio Water Development Authority, that it will cover the full cost of the project.

Colley said during the replacement village residents might experience low water pressure or some sediment within the water lines. The village will notify residents if these problems will occur.

Colley said any questions or concerns can be directed to her by calling 740-826-7671 and the village will have more information on their website as the replacement date of the ground water storage tank gets closer.

Hayes Steps Down as Police Chief


New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes submitted his resignation effective May 12, according to Village Administrator Charlotte Colley.

New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes at a 2015 food drive.
New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes assists with a 2015 food drive.

“[Hayes] felt it was time to move on,” said Colley, adding Hayes was “looking to take the next step in his career.”

Colley said she and the rest of New Concord Village Council wish Hayes “the best” in his future endeavors.

Colley said Officer Jeff Dawson will serve as the interim chief of the New Concord Police Department (NCPD) until a replacement is found.

Colley, Mayor Brett Essex, and Village Council will have a description of the opening available by May 12 when Hayes’ resignation is official.

New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes is stepping down from NCPD May 12.
New Concord Police Chief Trevor Hayes is stepping down from NCPD May 12.

Hayes served as Police Chief in New Concord since November 2012 and had been a member of NCPD since 2003.