City Manager's Update to Council
April 21, 2015
Construction work on the East Forest
Sewer Separation Project, Phase II began again yesterday
morning. The contractor has numerous
small items to complete prior to placing the surface
course of asphalt. Most of the work involves
driveway preparations and raising the manhole castings
to grade. Erie Blacktop is planning on moving-in
over the weekend and paving early next week.
Following the paving, it is just a matter of some minor
finish work and cleaning up the site and storage areas.
With the completion of this project, we have completed
the last sewer separation job mandated by our 2004
Consent Decree with the USEPA.
The Clyde Solar Project
reached a major milestone last Tuesday, April 14.
The City of Clyde received the first of
six (6), one hundred thousand dollar ($100,000.00)
payments for the use of our land (20 acres) NE of the
Waste Water Treatment Plant. As you might
remember, this is a twenty (20) year lease arrangement
and the City of Clyde will be the sole purchaser of
energy from the 3MW array. We will hopefully have
a related piece of legislation at our next meeting and
the array owners plan to be under construction this
construction of the Flow Equalization (EQ) Basin is
continuing. We have been receiving and
replying to numerous comments and requests for
information from the Ohio Environmental Protection
Agency (OEPA) as they review the construction plans in
order to issue our Permit-to-Install (PTI). We are
also finalizing the OEPA DEFA loan application at this
time and hope to have it completed by Friday. The
plan is to bid the project towards the end of July and
have the one million gallon basin completed by year-end.
We recently received
tentative bid dates from the Ohio Department of
Transportation (ODOT) on two projects that involve the
City of Clyde. The US RT 20 Culvert by
Hall's Market will be bid on March 17, 2016. This
project, as you might remember, received a three hundred
and ninety-two thousand dollar ($392,000) grant thru the
very competitive ODOT Small City Grant Program.
Richland Engineering has submitted the Stage 2 plans for
review and comments. ODOT also confirmed that they
would be receiving bids on September 24, 2015 for the
resurfacing of SR 101 NE from US RT 20. This project
will be part of ODOT's Urban Paving Program and the city
will only be responsible for twenty percent (20%) of the
costs within the city limits. We will be
presenting legislation for both projects at our next
The 2015 Street Resurfacing Program is
set to bid this Friday, April 24 at 10 A.M. The
roads involved with this year's program are Helen
Street, Norris Drive, Gregory Court, East Drew Lane,
East Thomson Drive, and Zimmerman. The cost
estimate for the program is $130,000.00. Please
check our city website frequently, beginning in May, for
"Paving Updates" if you reside on one of the project
-Ace Hardware has scheduled an Official Ground
Breaking Ceremony at their property, 147 Anderson
Avenue, for this Friday morning, April 24, at 10:00 a.m.
-We are attempting to wrap up the stone
placement in the Community Park lower lot prior to the
start of Little League. The remaining stone should
be delivered this week.
-The Water Plant reports that the reservoirs
are now at 85% capacity. With another good spring
storm we should be full going into the summer.