Mayor’s Report – 2021 Accomplishments

2021 Accomplishments Report – Mayor Greg DiDonato (reported at the 1-20-2022 council meeting)

Raising funds and completion of the new Fire Garage

Raising funds to refinish the floors for the 3rd floor auditorium

Safety improvements at the parks

$276,000 in paving of streets and alleys

New garage doors on the old Fire bays

Sealed and lined 2 basketball courts at McCluskey Park

$230,339 received from AEP for recognized damages done to parks with the new transmission lines and damage to the storm sewer

2021 Ford Explorer Police Patrol car and 2021 Fire Department First Responder vehicle

New Gator, 8 air packs, new 2nd set of fire department turn out gear, gear washer and dryer

Utility trailer for Street Department and riding lawnmower

New entrance doors installed on the Village Hall building

Paving of the Thornwood Shelter House parking lot

New grills installed at Thornwood Park shelter house

Demolished 7 houses, 2 garages and 3 new homes built in the Village

$165,000 in funds secured for Thornwood area sidewalks to be repaired in 2022

$443,000 in funds secured for the downtown storm sewers to be completed in 2022

Art in the Alley banners in Depot Lane, funds raised and installed banners

Added Post card murals downtown

Opening of the Pullman Car Bed and Breakfast with the Dennison Railroad Museum

2 sets of back up gear for the Police Department

New Radar installed in Police Cruiser #17

Additional cameras in the park

Added Mill, Union, and Midvale to the Fire Contract and Ambulance Coalition

Light Up Dennison and the Downtown Cruise event

Increased ability to pay on line on the website

List of businesses in the village added to the website

The final stage of completion of the Codified Ordinances for the Village of Dennison  

Collected 8.1 tons during the Spring Clean Up event

Applied and secured local foundation grant funding of over $100,000 towards listed projects

Restored Mill and Union Township fire vehicles back into service

Spend $30,000 for Bridges Excavation to fix 6 storm drains throughout the Village