UPDATE ON THE CONSTRUCTION OF THE NEW LIFT STATION:
The construction of the new lift station is nearing completion. New pumps have arrived and have been installed. Generator connection will happen the week of October 15th along with the new pumps on both the N. Main and Stone Street locations. Please note due to AEP not scheduling the disconnect and reconnection of the service as instructed by this writer, the pump operation was set back a week.
WATER PLANT IMPROVEMENT PROJECT:
A pre-construction meeting with the water plant project contractor was held on Tuesday, September 18, 2018. R. G. Zachrich Construction of Defiance will be completing the water plant improvements which include replacement of the filter media, piping replacement and clear well improvements. Contractor has been on-site this past week and filter media has been ordered. All improvements are to be completed by December 31, 2018.
UTILITY COMMITTEE MET ON WATER RATE:
Utility committee met on October 4, 2018 to review current water rates, expenses and future repayment for waterline and water plant improvements. Minutes from the meeting and recommendation on rates are attached.
OPWC WATERLINE PROJECT:
The village has submitted its application for funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission to apply to replace the waterline on S. Main Street from W. Daggett to Canal and the section of waterline from E. Canal, starting at S. Erie east to Water Plant Drive. The project did rate high enough to be funded and I anticipate we will be able to go forward with this improvement in late summer 2019. The total cost of the project is anticipated to be $305,000.00.
VACANT HOME AT 204 E. DAGGETT TO GO TO FORECLOSURE:
A vacant home on E. Daggett which has been vacant for many years and run down will go to foreclosure sale due to back real property tax. This writer was informed by the County Treasurer that they have filed on the property. It is hoped someone will purchase the home for the back taxes and clean the lot and house up.
EHRHART PROPERTIES RESPOND TO CERTIFIED LETTER:
Notice to the Ehrhart Properties on the substandard and hazardous 104 and 105 Mervin Street properties were signed for on September 27, 2018. A letter was received from the Ehrharts on October 1, 2018 noting they have contacted a contractor to take care of the items listed in the village’s letter. This writer and Chief Clemens will monitor their progress and report to council if they have addressed all issues within the 30 days the letter gave them.
It is anticipated that the Village will receive new health insurance rates by the week of October 15th as noted by First Insurance. As most of the construction projects that are on-going in the village will be winding down for the year, this writer and Aimee should be able to firm up budget numbers for next year and meet with finance committee during the month of October.
I will be on Vacation the Week of October 8th through October 12, 2018.