Amelia to receive funding for streets

March 12th, 2010    Author: Marsha Mundy    Filed Under: News

Amelia Village council members heard some encouraging news about street projects from Mayor Leroy Ellington during their regular meeting on Feb. 15.

Ellington told council that a project to remove and replace 25 percent of failed curb and sidewalk selections along state Route 125 in preparation for Ohio Department of Transportation resurfacing will be funded in the Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana Main Street Act Project list.

A project for a traffic signal upgrade is also on the contingency list.

"This means that no matter which version of the bill is passed, either House or Senate, if a bill is passed, it appears the Main Street curb and sidewalk repairs are included and will be funded," said Ellington. "The Klein Avenue signal replacement project is only included as a contingency and probably the only chance it really has is if the full House version is passed and then other project fall through."

A meeting was scheduled with ODOT and according to Ellington, village officials needed to make a firm commitment to get the design completed.

The project has an estimated cost of $693,000 according to Ellington.

"This project would be 100 percent funded, however, the village would be responsible for the preliminary engineering fees," said Ellington. "The rough engineering fees that we included were $63,000 for the curb and sidewalk project and $10,000 for the signal replacement."

Pat Madl of CDS Engineering addressed council members about the projects and fiscal officer Bill Gilpin answered their questions about funding for the projects.

Council members approved a motion directing Gilpin to seek funding for the curb and sidewalk stimulus project.
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