City Manager's Update to Council
February 17, 2015
- Due to weather on February 6th, the on-site meeting
scheduled with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency
(OEPA), their Division of Environmental and Financial
Assistance (DEFA), Clyde Waste Water Treatment Plant
(WWTP) staff and our engineers regarding the Flow
Equalization Basin was canceled. The meeting has
been rescheduled for this Friday, February 20th.
We still plan to submit the completed loan application
before April 3rd, opening construction bids no later
than July 31st and substantial completion of the basin
by December 31st.
The Clyde Solar Field
continues to progress at a steady pace.
Within the past two (2) weeks, the developers have
decided to switch from stationary racking to a single
axis tracking system. What does this mean?
In simple terms, the photovoltaic panels will move
(track) towards the sun thru out the day. This
will allow the solar field to produce more energy from
the same 20-acre footprint. Energy production per
year is estimated to be approximately 4.7 million kWh.
As an update to the
snow and ice control operations this season,
the General Services Department with assistance from the
Environmental Services Department has logged a total of
768 hours. Of those hours, 419 were in overtime
pay status with the remaining 349 hours at straight pay.
As far as salt usage goes, the departments have spread
549 tons and have approximately 300 tons on hand in our
bins. We still have 400 tons on our contract yet
to pick up from the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The city will be
opening sealed bids (quotes) on February 25th for
leasing approximately 100 acres of city owned property.
The farms include acreage around the industrial park on
Premier Drive and the lands north of the Waste Water
Treatment Plant, including the newly purchased PPP LLC
property. I am expecting a high number of quotes
from area farmers.
- The obstacles for the new Clyde Lion's Club
Skate Plaza were ordered on February 4th. Delivery
should be in approximately sixty (60) days.
- Approximately half of the stone for the
Community Park Lower Lot improvement has arrived.
This amount will be leveled and compacted prior to
delivery of the balance of the stone.
- The new police cruisers are in-service and
undergoing normal "shake-down" issues.
- Work continues at the East Sub-station with
an expected "return to service" towards the end
- Weather is still delayed the field main
installation scheduled for our tillable acres north of
the Wastewater Treatment Plant.
- The CL&P Digger Truck should
be completed by mid-April.
- The Hoeflich Ditch Improvement will be bid
next Tuesday, February 24th.