City Council held its final meeting of the year on Dec. 18. Funding for two major 2019 projects was discussed.
First, bidding was authorized for the Charles Street Sanitary Sewer Project. The project entails installing an eight-inch sanitary sewer line and lift station on Charles Street. The estimated cost is $508,440. The project will be paid by funds from the Ohio Public Works Commission as well as a note issued by the city. It will be completed by June 2019.
The other project was the design and engineering for the Portland Way widening. A 1.2-mile segment of Portland Way North, from Carter Drive to Brandt Road, will be widened in order to add a center turn lane.
Ord. 2018-83 authorized an agreement with GPD Group for the engineering services. 2019 fees will be an estimated $551,606, while the final design and right-of-way acquisition phase is anticipated to be $338,082, and construction engineering will be $10,000. Total cost is not to exceed $899,689 for all phases. The city will receive $2 million in grant funding for project construction.
In other legislation, council passed third readings for an alley vacation located south of Harding Way West, behind the West Side Car Wash, as well as authorization to apply for a FEMA grant. Ordinances 2018-81 and 2018-82 both passed as final readings to amend 2018 appropriations, in order to make end of the year reductions and transfers.