The Village of New Concord is deeply saddened by the passing of Senator and former astronaut John Glenn. His many accomplishments helped to set a course for future generations of public servants in various venues. As stated by so many others, John Glenn was a true American Hero and he lived his life with honor and dignity. However, for the Village of New Concord John Glenn was so much more.
In a rural, working class community on the western edge of Appalachian Ohio John Glenn was a beacon of light. He provided inspiration to school children and University students alike by stating “…in this land a young person from this small town could aspire to anything.” John Glenn was a role model for the residents of New Concord. Not just in his accomplishments as an astronaut and a senator, but as a man who loved his wife, children, and grandchildren. Glenn worked hard his entire life, ensured that the words he spoke meant as much or more than a handshake or a signature, and was humble and gracious in all he did.
John Glenn’s legacy will live on forever in the hearts, minds and everyday lives of the residents of the New Concord Community. We would like to express our sincere gratitude to his wife, Annie Glenn, his children and grandchildren for their great loss. We would also like to thank them for their willingness to share John Glenn with the world. For this we will be forever grateful.
Leaf pickup is currently underway in the Village. The operations crew will assess the need for leaf pickup daily. Please rake your leaves to the curb.
Welcome to the official website of the Village of New Concord, Ohio. Here you’ll find everything you need to learn about our community, from moving in and making a home to doing business with us. Whether you’re already a resident or business owner or considering becoming either one, this web site is here to help. And, of course, feel free to give us a call at 740-826-7671.
Founded in 1828, our village is as unique today as it was nearly 200 years ago. We offer a wonderful blend of a quiet, easy lifestyle that’s located within easy reach of major interstate transportation and some of Ohio’s best urban areas. It’s a great place to get away from it all without getting too far away.
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The New Concord Police Department and the Ohio State Highway Patrol will be conducting a canned food drive at Riesbeck’s Friday, December 9 from 3 PM-8 PM. All donations will be donated to the New Concord Food Bank. Cans can also be dropped off at Village Hall until December 9. If you have any questions, please feel free to contact the New Concord Police Department at 740-255-6384.
In 2013 the Village was awarded a $315,064 grant by ODOT for decorative street lighting. The grant covered 80% of the construction cost. The Village paid for all design and engineering costs plus a grant match of 20%. Due to higher than expected bids for the project the share was more than the Village budgeted for 2016.
The Village is asking area residents, organizations and businesses to assist with matching funds so that the Village General Fund and Street Assessment Fund are not negatively impacted. This will allow for additional, future enhancements to compliment the project such as mast arm traffic posts, which will match the lights and other signals along Main Street.
Also, if adequate funds are raised, the Village will begin planning for a similar project on East Main Street. Village officials believe these projects will:
Ø Encourage Residential and Economic Prosperity in the Community
Ø Foster Community Pride
Ø Improve Safety
Ø Enhance Property Values
All donors will be recognized with the local media and with a plaque at Village Hall. Light sponsors will be acknowledged with a permanent plaque on one of the light posts or benches. There are similar plaques on the existing light posts along Main Street. If you have questions or would like additional information please contact the Village of New Concord at (740) 826-7671.
For information about the water rate increase, please click on the following link:
Please see the link below for information about the water and sewer policy, updated for 2016, including important revised private pool filling policy information.
The Village of New Concord is happy to announce that there is now an online payment option for water/sewer bill payments. Simply click on our quick link on this page (Water Payments under Quick Links on the right side of this webpage) and register to be able to view your bill and pay online with a credit card.
The recycling bins have been moved to the Maintenance area behind the EMSD Bus Barn/District office. You access it off Lower Bloomfield just past the John Glenn School Road turn off. They are visible from Lower Bloomfield Road. Thanks for helping us to keep New Concord Clean!!!