City Manager's Update to Council October 7, 2014
Limerick and Durnwald Resurfacing -
It is the end of summer but construction season
is still in full swing here. Over the last few
weeks, both Limerick Road and Durnwald Drive were milled
and resurfaced. Both roads have received their
paint stripping, look great and ride even better.
The East Forest Street Sewer Separation
is gaining momentum. Helms and Sons Excavating
have two full crews on-site and are making good headway.
The new water main has been completed and passed all
needed tests. One of the crews are making service
taps to the water main while the other crew is
completing the sanitary sewer line and making taps as
they progress towards the East. The project should
have another seven (7) weeks of workable weather before
the asphalt plants think about closing. Helms
intends to have the road under pavement by winter.
The South Street Bridge
project started yesterday with the closing of South
Street for a 60-day period. Access to the South
Street Parking Lot at the Enclosed Shelter House will be
maintained but traffic must enter from the West (Race
Street). We will be sending out a friendly
reminder to all voters who use the Enclosed Shelter
House on Election Day (November 4th).
The Police Dispatchers
and Road Patrol Officers have moved back into their
remodeled Dispatch Center. The area looks
and functions great. The new floor plan certainly
gives an impression that the old footprint has grown but
the perimeter did not change. The actual dispatch
system is a newer version of the Zetron system installed
at the county and we are still bringing it on-line and
up to full capabilities. Chief Gower is here this
evening to give you a tour following the meeting.
As mentioned earlier,
survey work has already started on the US RT 20 Culvert
Job. This project involves the
replacement of a 60-year-old corrugated metal culvert
near Hall's Market. Construction costs are
estimated at approximately $450,000. We were
awarded a Small City Grant (FY 2016) for this project
thru the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
The total funding amount was $391,600.00.
The 2014 Clyde Fair appeared to be a
big hit again this year. I had the
opportunity to catch many of the events and they were
all very well attended. The weather seemed to
cooperate for the most part. I would like to send
out a big "Thank You" to the Clyde Fair Board for all of
the hard work and long hours they put in each year as
they prepare for this event. Your dedication is
very much appreciated.
Clyde Police SUVs -
the two new vehicles approved at our last
meeting have been ordered.
Storage Building - Construction has
City Hall Boiler -
Installation has begun.
Railroad Grade Crossing
Improvements - Maple Street closed
yesterday and should be completed in nine (9) days.
US RT 20 crossing will be next but a date is yet TBD.