A NEW WALKING PATH
Camden was recently awarded a grant from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to construct a walking path in the now-grassy area along 127 , and improvements to the intersection of 127 and 725.
From the Register Herald article "The $500,000 ODNR grant will pay for construction of a 10-foot-wide asphalt walking path along the northbound side of U.S. 127, between South St and Camden Rd, according to Wilson. The path will bisect a grassy area between the shoulder of Route 127 and the boundary of the village proper, and will also include small bridges spanning creeks and ditches that would otherwise obstruct the route. The project is expected to break ground in the spring and be finished sometime during summer 2020, [Rusty] Wilson said.
The ODOT grant will pay for improvements to the intersection of U.S. 127 and Ohio 725. During its June 6 meeting, council voted unanimously to pay Sidney-based Choice One Engineering $18,500 to conduct a traffic study at the intersection, as well as to solicit grant funds for possible improvements."
A NEW COURTYARD!
If you are wondering what is happening in the area between the Town Hall and Post Office..the village (with the help of generous donors) is creating a wonderful little courtyard. There will be picnic tables for eating and benches for relaxing. Village workers are currently landscaping the area and will install a walkway, water feature and the rest.
Fundraising is continuing for the project. If you, your family or business would like to donate toward the project or if you'd like to purchase one of the tables/benches or water feature (an engraved plaque would be installed recognizing your donation), please let the village know. (Contact info is at the bottom of this page!)
It's going to be beautiful....and a wonderful place to sit, relax, eat lunch (or dinner) and chat with your Camden neighbors.
New Playground Equipment
We have new playground equipment in Camden's Waterworks/Shively Park! The new playground equipment and play area (complete with rubber landing)and installation were donated to Camden by The Tyler Richardson Foundation. The Foundation was created by Shane and Ann Parker Richardson (Ann is a Preble Shawnee graduate) as a way to honor and remember their young son, Tyler.
The Tyler Richardson Foundation supports and assists many organizations and individuals in the area, and we are so proud and honored that they offered us this wonderful playground equipment. Thank you to the Tyler Richardson Foundation and the Richardsons for your generosity.
You can learn more about the Foundation, Tyler and the Richardson family at the Foundation's website: