McComb ice rink assembly begins

By ERIC SCHAADT
STAFF WRITER

McCOMB — Hockey night? In McComb?

That was one idea offered Monday as Village Council was told that a new ice skating rink is being assembled for this winter on a ballfield at the village park.

Thanks to donations totaling $6,200, an 84-foot by 90-foot rink is becoming a reality.

A liner has been installed for the rink.

If the mercury drops next week, water will be added, according to Village Administrator Kevin Siferd.

Council President Gordon Myers suggested one night each week be set aside for hockey.

But council would have to amend the hours of the park, which closes at dusk each night.

Village officials will contact the Hancock Park District for guidelines concerning park hours.

In warmer matters, plans by a village committee, headed by Siferd, to put on the Fourth of July fireworks at the park are continuing.

The McComb Ladies VFW, which has been sponsoring the event, recently announced it would not continue its involvement.

The next public meeting for the fireworks committee will be at 6 p.m. Jan. 30 in the municipal building.

Separately, the McComb Region Heart and Soul will sponsor a spaghetti dinner, open to McComb area residents, at 6:30 p.m. Dec. 12 at the American Legion post on Todd Street.

Armed with a $130,000 grant awarded in 2015 from the Orton Foundation and handled through the Findlay-Hancock County Community Foundation, the Heart and Soul team has spent recent years discussing planning and development needs of the McComb area.

At the spaghetti dinner, the public can offer suggestions for McComb’s future.

In February, the Heart and Soul committee will discuss its findings and present its report to McComb Council.

In other business, council:

  • Will apply for an Ohio Local Government Safety Capital grant to add an emergency warning siren in McComb.
  • Was informed that letters are being sent to those in violation of laws regarding tossing grass into streets and having trash on property.
  • Said the village leaf pickup is continuing.

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