City Manager's Update to Council 7/15/2014
The Environmental Service Department (EVS) has
begun the water main extension on US RT 20 to the
proposed NOMS development.
They had quite a battle with the
first set of valves that needed to be placed on an
existing bore under the highway. They will now
proceed 2,000 feet to the east and should make quick
work of it. The electric extension to the same
development should be starting soon. The
construction plans are complete and awaiting approval by
Frontier, as we will have pole attachment agreements
with them. This work will also be done, "in-house"
by Clyde Light and Power (CL&P).
The Moving Ohio Forward
Demolition Grant Program will fund
the leveling of two more abandoned homes in our city. This will be the third round of
funds from this program, which was created by the Ohio
Attorney General's Office. The locations of these
current "tear-downs" will be 122 Ralston and 199 Buckeye
Street. We are hoping to receive funds for at
least one more structure before the end of the program.
The grants are administered by the Sandusky County
While on the topic of demolitions, I did field
a few inquiries about the "tear-down" at 130 Buckeye
Street. Specifically, I was asked if the City of
Clyde funded that work. Except for lending out
some old fire hose, to help keep the dust down, we had
no part of that job. The work was privately funded
by the current owner of property and I would like to
publically thank them for their beatification efforts.
held a "pre-construction" meeting for the East Forest
Street Sewer Separation Project, Phase II on July 8th
in the conference room. The contracts
have been executed and all submissions made to the Ohio
Public Works Commission. Construction is expected
to start by mid-August and wrap up by the end of
Bowser-Morner, Inc. is scheduled to be on-site
at the proposed solar field this Thursday for the
purpose of conducting a geotechnical subsurface
The results of this work will be
utilized when designing the racks that will hold the
actual solar panels. The Assignment Document has
yet to be finalized but the EPC Contractor continues to
move forward with planning and design operations.
We have a scoping meeting set
for US RT 20 Culvert with numerous ODOT, District 2
officials on Thursday, July 17th.
The Police Department
Renovations continue. Painting is scheduled to
start this weekend and flooring will be laid immediately
following that. Training on the new dispatch
consoles will begin the week of August 11th.
Nothing new to report on the
Limerick Road Resurfacing or the South Street Bridge
The reservoirs are at 93%
City Manager's Update to Council 7/1/2014
The First Hearing for the
Hoeflich Ditch Project was held this morning at 11AM.
The project was approved by the Sandusky County
Commissioners at that hearing, thereby ordering the
County Engineer to complete construction plans and
calculate proposed assessments. As you might
remember, this open channel was petitioned for
improvement by the owners of the S.C. Manor Ltd.
property on Rawlins Way and drains approximately 700
acres within the corporation limits. For
numerous years the area northwest of the US RT 20/Main
Street Intersection has had drainage issues due to the
upper end of this channel being enclosed with a failing
and under-sized clay tile as well as the channel itself
being totally overgrown with brush. Approval of
this project by the commissioners will allow the city to
have an adequate outlet for future storm sewers in the
area. One additional hearing and final approval
are needed before construction could begin.
The Mulberry Street
Culvert is complete and the road has been resurfaced
from Cherry Street to South Street.
We will be presenting our final amendments of
Solarvision's Power Purchase Agreement (PPA) and Solar
Licensing Agreement (SLA) to the new investment team in
the next few days. We are hoping to bring the
Assignment and Assumption Document before council at the
July 15th session.
We have a
"pre-construction" meeting scheduled for the East Forest
Street Sewer Separation Project, Phase II on July 8th at
South Street Bridge
Project - As mentioned at our last session, the
South Street Bridge Project was awarded to Mosser
Construction, Inc. of Fremont. I received a
tentative schedule from Mosser today. They are
currently in the design phase of the project and hope to
have plans to the city by mid-July. They are
currently anticipating start of construction by early
September and the completion date is November 30, 2014.
This is a design/build contract with 100% funding from
the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT).
New Trail Water
Fountain - If you get a chance, check out the
new water fountain area by the Environmental Services
Department. Don Ball's crew did an outstanding job
with the masonry work. The fountain project was
partially funded by the 2014 Sandusky County Parks Grant
and is placed adjacent to the North Coast Inland Trail
at the end of Watertower Drive.
The Police Department
Renovations continue. The HVAC equipment has
arrived and installation was proceeding today.
Limerick Road Resurfacing was
bid on June 24th. The apparent low bidder was Gerken
Paving of Gibsonburg. The completion date is set
for September 30, 2014.
Heading into the heart of
summer, the reservoirs are at 90% capacity.