By ZAK GRIMM
On Saturday, May 20th, 2017, the Fredericktown Neighborhood Watch met at the trail access next to the Mill Street Bridge, to address the big issue and eyesore of years of graffiti on the bridge’s underside and support beams. Armed with primer, paint, elbow grease and determination to keep their community looking respectable, over a dozen members of the Neighborhood Watch worked diligently to cover up all the graffiti they could with a coat of primer and a second coat of paint, efforts which will later be finished by the Fredericktown Street Department using a special, clear coat of anti-graffiti paint.
This third application will allow future vandalism by graffiti to be washed off with a garden hose and scrubbing efforts, or more quickly and easily blasted off with a power-washer.
The efforts of the Fredericktown Neighborhood Watch will, ideally, help keep the underside of the Mill Street Bridge free of truly unnecessary and offensive graffiti, as residents begin to utilize the specially-created walking trail right along the Kokosing River, which will lead to the eventual green-space park at the site of a property formerly owned by the Mizer family–which was given to the Village earlier this year.
Mill St. Bridge Graffiti clean-up: