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City Council authorized bidding for two fall projects during its Sept. 10 meeting. The first is a window repair and painting project at the Big Four Depot not to exceed $45,000, and the other is for tree clearing within the vicinity of high voltage electric lines not to exceed $100,000.
Several final readings were passed:
A second reading was held for a wetland mitigation purchase agreement related to property donated to the city at the US 30-State Route 598 interchange. The purchase amount is $50,550 for 1.1 acres of wetland mitigation credits under section 404 of the Clean Water Act.
A second reading was also held for a land purchase agreement related to the future bike path. The city is purchasing 4.626 acres for $13,200. The land is located immediately west of the Olentangy River and south of Wildflower Drive.
Council also received updates on this year’s Oktoberfest, planned for Sept. 26-28. Festival Organizer Jim Hedges explained attendees can still expect great food and kids rides, although the layout will be different from years past. The main music stage will be set up on the Public Square with a beer garden in the gazebo area, while rides will be focused at the west end of the festival area. Food vendors will extend from the Square to the east. A tent for craft vendors will be located on Columbus Street.