July 2019 Administrator’s Report

ADMINISTRATOR’S REPORT

JULY, 2019

S. MAIN STREET/E. CANAL STREET WATERLINE IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:

 

Contracts are out to Bryan Excavating, Inc. on this water line replacement, a pre-construction meeting will be scheduled shortly and the project will go forward late summer.

 

RIVER STREET & MAIN STREET SWEPT:

 

Summit Sweeping, Inc. of Fort Wayne, Indiana were in town last Sunday, July 7, 2019 and swept grit off of E. and W. River Street and N. & S. Main Street.  These two streets were the only streets that grit was used on by the County and the State during the winter months.

 

COMPOST SITE TEMPORARILY CLOSED:

 

The compost site at the sanitary sewer plant is currently closed.  The site is full and Go Green has been contacted to come and chip what is currently at the site and to also take all the prior chipped material off-site.  Once this is accomplished, EPA will visit the site and the compost site will become a transfer site which will require that we completely remove all material once a year.  No change will be made that will affect residents ability to drop off vegetative material, but it will relinquish the village from having to report and maintain an EPA regulated site.

 

So, until the existing limbs and branches can be chipped and all material removed and EPA has inspected the site, the site will have to remain closed.  It is hoped that these steps can be accomplished in the next few weeks.

 

VISION BOARD QUALITY OF LIFE CAMPAIGN:

 

The Paulding County Vision Board is coordinating a quality of life campaign to raise a million dollars in the next five years to assist Paulding County Communities in improving quality of life, such as recreational opportunities.  The event is planned for Tuesday, July 23, 2019, at 7 p.m. at the Branch Christian Fellowship Hall (former Kiwanis Building) at 109 N. Main Street, Paulding, Ohio. The Antwerp Park has submitted a park observation deck project (See attached photos of decking completed by Toledo Metro Parks) which could cost over and above what our park budget can afford.  This deck would be built on the side of the hill from the top of the park to the Canoe launch area.  This would offer beautiful outlooks to the river and an observation area for cross country meets.  The attached invitation lists other proposed projects in the county and the Vision Board would like every community to attend this evening presentation to learn how the board plans to raise these dollars.  Please note there has been interest from the wind farms in assisting this campaign with initial seed money.

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