New Haven talks return of Farmer’s Market

By Mindy Kearns - Special to the Register

NEW HAVEN — A number of spring events will be held in the Town of New Haven, it was announced at the most recent council meeting.

The Farmer’s Market, which began last year in the town park on Saturdays, will continue this year. Vendors are allowed to set up at the park and sell their homegrown or handmade items.

According to Recorder Roberta Hysell, the market will begin around Mother’s Day and continue throughout the summer. Jeff and Vicki Deweese will operate the market and are looking for vendors. They can be reached at 304-882-3353.

The annual New Haven Block Sale will take place on May 6, with a one-way traffic pattern set for Midway Drive. More details on the sale and traffic set-up will be announced closer to the date.

Spring clean-up dates were slated. Those regularly having garbage pick-up on Mondays and Tuesdays will be offered the extra clean-up the week of May 8. Those whose regular trash days are Wednesdays and Fridays will be offered extra pick-up the week of May 15.

Hysell said all regular routes will be run as normal both weeks. Items for spring clean-up should be placed at the curb. Among items that will not be collected are brush and debris, cans of paint, batteries, tires, and appliances containing Freon.

Also scheduled for the town is Drug Take-Back Day on April 29. This is held in front of the fire station, in cooperation with the Mason County Sheriff’s Department and the Mason County Prevention Coalition. Bend Area residents are urged to bring their unused and outdated prescription drugs to be disposed of in a proper manner, and to keep them out of the hands of children and others who might take them by mistake or abuse them.

In other action, the council:

Issued building permits to Eric Blain for a storage building, and Barbara Zerkle to replace gutters;

Agreed to look into a drainage problem on Travis Drive, following concerns addressed by resident Karen Grant;

Hired Todd Grinstead on a per diem basis to assist in the water and wastewater departments;

Hired Richard Davis of Parkersburg as a part-time police officer;

Agreed to purchase new road safety barrels and barricades to remain in compliance with federal and state guidelines; and,

Voted to send employees Jim Morris and Derrick Grimm to a backflow prevention class, May 1-5.

Attending were Mayor Jerry Spradling, Recorder Hysell, and council members Matt Gregg, Grant Hysell, Matt Shell, George Gibbs, and Jim Elias.

The next meeting will be April 17, 6 p.m.

By Mindy Kearns

Special to the Register

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who can be reached at

Mindy Kearns is a freelance writer for Ohio Valley Publishing who can be reached at