The Coshocton County Beacon August 4, 2022 - Page 14

14 • The Beacon August 4 , 2022

Community improvement award presented at luncheon

By Josie Sellers
All those who played a role in creating Skip ’ s Landing on County Road 1A were honored for their involvement in making another place to enjoy the outdoors in Coshocton County .
Evan Fischer from the Coshocton County Chamber of Commerce Executive Committee said the project started with a phone call from the late Skip Ferrell ’ s wife . She wanted to know if the county was interested in buying the property where his former business was . The commissioners worked with the Coshocton Port Authority to purchase the property , and the county engineer ’ s office helped
develop it .
A boat ramp , signage , benches , tables and lighting are all part of the project , which was celebrated on July 28 at the Chamber of Commerce Luncheon held at Schumaker Farms . Fischer presented a community improvement award that was accepted by county commissioner Dane
Shryock ; Mary Beck , the commissioners ’ administrator / clerk ; and Josh Kempf , assistant county engineer .
“ It takes a lot of help to make a project like this happen ,” Shryock said . “ We have big ideas and big plans for that area .”
Beck thanked Kempf and county engineer Fred Wachtel for their help .



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Josie Sellers
All those who played a role in creating Skip ’ s Landing on County Road 1A were honored for their involvement in making another place to enjoy the outdoors in Coshocton County . Pictured are Mary Beck , left , Gary Fischer , Evan Fischer , Dane Shryock and Josh Kempf .
“ They developed the plans ,” she said . “ What you see there is what they designed . There is a lot of credit that needs to go to them .”
The county hopes to utilize the green space for many activities such as Food Truck Fridays , canoeing , kayaking , tubing , picnics and as a spring board for the Three Rivers Peninsula growth . The county plans to have a dedication of Skip ’ s Landing in the near future .
After the presentation , Amy Crown , director of the Chamber of Commerce , said businesses are making improvements and expanding , Main Street is hopping , and the flowers from Coshocton In Bloom are so beautiful people from out of town are calling to comment .
“ I encourage you to get involved and get out and enjoy the many things we have to see and do here ,” Crown said . Shryock said plans are
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City of Coshocton Mayor Mark Mills said a new Verizon cellphone tower is coming to town , paving should start by the first week of September and plans are being made to combine the city and county health department .
“ A lot of what we have going includes city and county involvement and organizations coming together ,” he said . “ Overall , we are getting the job done .”
After passing the microphone around the crowd , Kirby Hasseman , chamber executive committee president , wrapped up the meeting .
“ Thank you to everyone for all you do in the community ,” he said .