City Manager's Update to Council November 16, 2015
Work on the Wastewater Treatment
Plant's (WWTP) Flow Equalization (EQ) Basin reached a
milestone last Thursday, November 12. The
concrete floor pour began at 2am and continued for
approximately 13 straight hours. Over 2000 yards
of concrete were delivered and placed by the Adena
Corporation during an extremely windy and cool day.
The schedule for the next two (2) weeks involves
backfilling around the floor, setting wall forms and
placing reinforcing steel.
Work at the Clyde Solar Energy Center
(CSEC) is starting to pick up again with the
installation of underground conduits thru out the field.
All of the posts that support the single-axis tracking
units are to arrive on site in the next two weeks.
The installation of the three thousand (3,000) posts is
scheduled for the first two (2) weeks in December.
Weather permitting; the solar panels will be installed
during the winter. Commercial Operation (CO) is
tentatively set for the end of March.
Planning is progressing
on Sandco Industries' new thirty-one thousand (31,000)
square foot manufacturing facility on Premier Drive.
The city has been reviewing preliminary site plans for
zoning compliance and we met with their developer and
engineer to go over storm water drainage concepts.
Sandco is planning to start construction before year-end
and open the facility by December 31, 2016. We
will be bringing their Enterprise Zone Agreement before
council at our December 1 meeting.
Acquisition of the Clyde Paint Factory
is moving forward. The asbestos survey
has been completed and we are planning to file the
10-Day Notice of Demolition with the Ohio EPA tomorrow.
We are still in weekly contact with the USEPA and our
current plan of action is to demolish and remove the
building as soon as possible, depending on the weather
and schedule of the contractor. The concrete slab
will remain until the USEPA can complete its final
testing. Results of that testing should be
available by early next year.
- You may have noticed Christmas Decorations popping up
this past week and the arrival of Santa's House in
downtown. That typically means that Winesburg
Weekend is right around the corner and it is no
exception this year! Please do not miss any of the
festivities this weekend. Come out and enjoy the
beginning of the holidays seasons with your family in
Historic Downtown Clyde. Mayor Black will be
lighting the Christmas tree at 5:45 PM on Saturday
November 21. The Northern Lights Parade starts
shortly after at 6:00 PM and Fireworks by Pyrotecnico
begins immediately following the parade.