Delaware News

Sunbury chamber adds 5K, picnic for Fourth of July fun


The Sunbury/Big Walnut Chamber of Commerce has big plans for this summer for the village's Fourth of July celebration, including a fun run and a community picnic.

Sunbury Village Council, at its meeting Wednesday, March 5, approved the chamber's request to hold a 5K run and walk before the annual parade as part of Independence Day festivities.

The chamber also will host a community picnic on the Town Square the same day.

The celebration will begin about 8 a.m. July 4 and last until about 3 p.m.

Council last week also approved a purchase order for $12,605 to pay for repairs and spare parts for two processors at the village's wastewater facility. Due to an electrical surge, two of the plant's processors have failed, wastewater treatment plant Supervisor Rich Felton said.

Council asked Felton to check with AEP to make sure such a power surge would not happen again, and to check for any other potential issues with the plant's power.

Also at last week's meeting, council:

* Heard a first reading of an ordinance to approve the application of a plan review and zoning certificate for Connells Furniture. The new store will be located at 1270-1271 Commerce Drive.

* Heard a second reading of an ordinance amending positions and pay ranges for village employees. This would give six full-time employees and one part-time employee a raise in their hourly rates

* Approved the fourth annual Sunbury Sizzles and Sound, a community event with live entertainment and local food. It will be held Aug. 23.

Sunbury Village Council meets next at 7:30 p.m. March 19 at Town Hall, 9 E. Granville St.