It is the end of February and the first chirpings of spring are starting to be heard. And another sure sign of spring has also appeared and that is the Bedford Service Department making the rounds to fill in the potholes that appeared this winter due to the cold, salt and plow blades. If you know of a pothole that needs to be filled, please let me know and I will pass it on to the Service Department.
This month, Vic Fluharty(W3) and I attended Councilperson School, officially known as OML Newly Elected Council Training Program, in Columbus. We were given overviews of what affects our jobs from federal laws, Ohio laws and our local laws. It was very informative and helpful. On a personal note, I was very pleased to see that half the attendees were women, which means that at least on a local level, both women and men are equally being represented.
Ellenwood is now officially closed for the next two months. I am personally very excited about some of the changes that will be coming to our Rec Center when it re-opens. Not only will the building look shiny and new on the inside, there will be a brand-new registration system that will allow you to register and pay for programs online. There will also be significantly more programming offered when Ellenwood re-opens its doors.
On a related note, I would like to remind everyone that because Ellenwood will be closed, the Annual Bedford Easter Egg Hunt will be relocating to the High School football field. The Easter Egg Hunt will be on March 24th this year. If you have little ones or know someone in Bedford who does, be sure to mark your calendars and come down to participate in the fun.
I am also looking for volunteers to help with my Main Street program efforts. If you have an interest in helping to revitalize our Downtown area, please let me know. If you missed the presentation about the Main Street program, you can find it here.
That is all for this month. As always, feel free to contact me with any questions or concerns you may have about Bedford.