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By Kelly Youngblood
Some downtown business owners in Mansfield are hoping to get some help from the village to help pay for new signs.
Marica Rosenberry, owner of Rose n’ Berries, asked the board at a meeting Monday, Jan. 7 to consider helping fund a project to get new signage along Route 150 for local businesses.
Village Board member Don Deffenbaugh questioned whether the business owners would be interested in something similar to outfield baseball signs that are on display.
Deffenbaugh said the signs on the baseball fence were all the same size and could easily be read from a few hundred feet away.
Board members agreed they would like to help purchase new signs after Rosenberry returned with more details and cost estimates.
Village board members revisited some old business at the meeting too. At the December board meeting, Deffenbaugh stated there had been numerous calls about raccoons being a nuisance in town. The village’s animal control officer has been leaving traps out but not catching any raccoons Deffenbaugh said.
At January’s meeting, Deffenbaugh said any resident having trouble with raccoons could now contact Wesley Schell who would provide the service.
The next regular meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 4 in the Northern Piatt Fire Protection District meeting room.