City Manager's Update to
Phase I of the East Forest Street
Project has resumed. KF Construction has
been preparing the east end of the job for curb and
gutter, which will be poured early next week along with
the sidewalks between Church Street and East Street.
The remaining sidewalks are scheduled to be poured the
week of the April 21.
The Equalization (EQ)
Basin Study has been completed and the report,
which details the findings of the investigation, was
submitted today to the Ohio EPA, in conformance with our
Long Term Control Plan (LTCP). As expected, the
results show that an EQ Basin is needed to meet the LTCP
objectives of four (4) or less combined sewer overflow (CSO)
per year. We anticipate a very short review period
(< 30 days) by the OEPA as we have met and/or
corresponded numerous times during the investigation.
The EPA’s opinion as to “sizing” of the basin is the
next step in the process. Following that, we will
proceed toward the terms of the LTCP and construction of
the basin by December 30, 2015.
In regards to the EQ
Basin and our sewer rates in general, Courtney
and Associates have completed the revenue requirement
model for the City’s Sewer Fund. We will be
reviewing that study over the next few days and
tentatively presenting it to council at the April Work
The County Engineer’s Office has
approached the city regarding the resurfacing of
Limerick Road between Main Street and CR 175.
The city would be responsible for just under half of
that length and the county would have the balance.
They are prepared to pave their portion and our section
has needed it for a few years now. The engineer’s
office will handle the advertising, bidding and
inspection. The city will only be responsible for
our actual share. It makes sense for the two
entities to cooperate and do this as one project so we
will have legislation at the next meeting for the
A solution to drainage
problems in and around the area of Midvale Avenue,
Elmdale Avenue and Mason Street, which was
discussed at our last meeting, is still being planned.
The county ditch petition has been prepared and W-T
Realty, owners of the Park Place Apartments, plans to
file it with the County Commissioners as soon as
possible. This will be somewhat of a long process
but much needed at the same time.
We are continuing to
vet the company, which wishes to purchase the
SolarVision power purchase and solar licensing
agreements. We will be performing a field
visit to one of their larger solar fields in the City of
Toledo. The assignment of those agreements require
the city’s approval.
The General Service
Department took delivery of their new
excavator, a Caterpillar Model 308E2CRSB last week.
It has been very active in its first few days in