City Manager's Update to
East Street Sewer Separation Project. We
will be completing a final walk-thru on the East Street
Improvement next Wednesday and then closing the project
out. Preliminary figures show that we should be
about 5% under budget. Norfolk Southern has
removed the remaining part of the grade crossing that
was within their right-of-way so there is no longer any
physical indication of crossing's prior existence.
The Parks and Cemetery
Department has been working extremely hard the
past couple weeks due to the late arrival of good
weather. Things look great from what I have seen
and Superintendent Mason says they will definitely be
ready for Memorial Day on May 27th and the opening of
the Aquatic Center on June 7th.
Another department that has
been extremely busy is the General Services Department
(GSD). It seems that if a job does not
neatly fit under any other department's responsibilities
it becomes the GSD's task to complete. I think
Superintendent Hamilton likes that challenge but it can
also present logistical problems when scheduling work,
especially when the department is down on staffing as it
currently is. The staffing situation should be
corrected by month's end as the Civil Service Commission
has now completed all of the relevant testing for
promotional and hiring purposes.
While we are on the subject of the
General Services Department, you will remember that
council approved the purchase of a new single axle
snowplow truck for this year's budget. We took
delivery of that new unit last week and Superintendant
Hamilton will have it out here on the north side of City
Hall for your inspection following the meeting.
Meetings with First Energy
(FE) are continuing as we work towards the goal
of removal of their unused/unneeded assets in town.
We tentatively have a meeting planned for next week with
FE and two of their larger pole attachment tenants.
We recently had one employee
at the Water Treatment Plant (WTP) and three employees
at the Waste Water Treatment Plant test before the state
to improve their levels of certification. My
hat goes off to them for continuing to improve their
knowledge in their fields. I believe all of
Clyde's services require our employees to operate at the
upper end of the "skilled trades" scale and it is a
dedication to lifelong learning that gets us there.
US Rt 20 - Awarded to Gerken Paving
for $ 1.56 million (Clyde's share estimated at $
Upcoming Bid Dates…
Clyde Substation Circuit
Switchers/Transformer Protection - June 7th
East Forest Street Sewer Separation
Project - June 7th