It's official: German Village safety day has been slated for Oct. 16.

It's official: German Village safety day has been slated for Oct. 16.

The event, for which Columbus police and other safety professionals will be on hand, will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Meeting Haus. 588 S. Third St.

There had been some early scheduling conflicts, but those have been resolved. Police will be there to set up home-safety inspections, discuss enrollment in the Citizens Police Academy and talk about other safety issues. They also will bring their mobile command unit, which will be parked on Willow Street next to the Meeting Haus, forcing closure of the road for the day.

"I think it's a great opportunity for people to go over the safety precautions they can take in their neighborhood and on their property," said Jerry Glick, whose idea was the inspiration behind the event.

Safety day coincides with the annual cleanup at Frank Fetch Park, to be held from 9 to 11 a.m. Volunteers will be removing annuals and debris from the park, getting it ready for winter.

Football fans can rest easy, Glick said. Ohio State plays Wisconsin at 7:15 p.m. that evening in Madison.

"None of them interfere with the other," he said.

By Gary Seman Jr.