Temporary post office coming soon in Cadiz

CADIZ — Mayor Ken Zitko said Thursday the U.S. Postal Service soon will set up a temporary post office in Cadiz.

Zitko made the announcement during village council’s regular meeting Thursday. The postal service suspended operations at the Cadiz Post Office in early September due to concerns over the building’s front wall separating from the foundation and sinking into the ground over the summer.

A survey showed unstable ground underneath the office, forcing the building’s closure. Since then, the village has been working with the postal service to find a solution.

During Thursday’s meeting, Zitko said postal service representatives from Columbus told him the postal service will set up a trailer as a temporary post office in the village, but there needs to be a physical address associated with the site. Zitko said the trailer will be placed in the old Westgate Elementary School parking lot, which is currently used by the Harrison Hills Board of Education.

“There is progress,” Zitko said, noting the postal service representatives told him the trailer could arrive as early as this week.

In other business, village Administrator Charley Bowman discussed the pending demolition of a vacant house on Deersville Avenue. He said the planned demolition has been postponed due to the discovery of asbestos in various areas of the house.

Bowman said he is waiting for a price to remove and dispose of the asbestos before moving forward with the demolition.

Bowman also brought up an unusual situation regarding a house at 144 Spring St. The owner is selling the house, but the sanitary sewer line must be inspected and any damage repaired before he moves. However, Bowman said two other buildings behind the house also connect to the sewer lateral servicing 144 Spring St.

The owners, after meeting with Bowman, plan to separate the sanitary sewer laterals and connect the other buildings to a parallel lateral. Bowman therefore requested the village waive the $600 re-tap fee for the new connection, which council approved.

Council members also voted to approve the final draft of a solid waste management plan of the Carroll, Columbiana, and Harrison Joint Solid Waste Management District.

Council members also entered a brief executive session to discuss the employment of personnel, emerging with no action taken.

Cadiz Village Council will next meet at 7 p.m. Nov. 2.