Council unanimously passed Ord. 2016-49 on June 14 to approve paving for several residential streets on the east side of town. The streets are: Baehr Street, Eighth Avenue, McClure Street, Sara Avenue, Seventh Avenue and Trachsel Place.
The legislation approved bidding for Ohio Public Works Commission Issue 1 paving. The projects are not to exceed a total sum of $220,025.
Acting Safety-Service Director Nicole Ward informed council the grant funds become available July 1 and the goal is to have the paving projects completed in the fall.
In other legislation, Ord. 2016-51 approved an agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation to participate in the annual road salt bidding.
The city is requesting a total of 600 tons of salt for the upcoming winter season, to be purchased at the rate per ton to be determined by the ODOT bidding process. The contract is effective Oct. 1, 2016 through March 31, 2017.
Ward reported the city contracted for 700 tons of salt last year, the majority of which is in storage due to the mild winter. In an average season, the city utilizes more than 1,000 tons of salt.
Ord. 2016-52 authorized bidding for the Big Four Depot pavilion. The bid is not to exceed the grant amount of $200,000.
A multi-use pavilion will be constructed on the Depot grounds using a Cultural Facilities grant. The goal is to have the new structure completed in the fall.
Ord. 2016-53 authorized the city treasurer and/or auditor to enter into a custodial agreement with US Bank.
City Treasurer Rod Sparks explained a contract with Meeder Investments was approved earlier this year for the city's STAR Ohio and STAR Plus investments. US Bank is Meeder's preferred custodian.
Mayor Tom O’Leary added that US Bank is a pass through as investments are made with Meeder.