The Village of Swanton has begun advertising for two local projects. The Clark Street Sewer Separation improvements and replacement of the Garfield Avenue bridge are planned in the village.
For the sewer separation is seeking a company to do the work, which includes installation of approximately 4,700 feet of storm sewer and replacement of seven fire hydrants.
The village will be accepting bids until March 3. The engineer’s estimated cost of construction is $750,000.
The village is also looking for a company to provide engineering and surveying services for the Garfield Avenue Bridge replacement project. The bridge is located on West Garfield Avenue just east of Elton Parkway.
Federal funds administered through the Municipal Bridge Program will help pay for the project, estimated to cost approximately $1 million. The grant will pay for most of the project with the village estimated to pay under $40,000.
The work will consist of replacing the existing steel beam structure over Ai Creek with a proposed concrete box beam structure. Other components of the projects include pedestrian facilities on both side, provisions for storm sewer outlets and the relocation of a water main.
The project is scheduled for 2018.
Also, this summer, the South Main Street bridge will be repaired. It is being included with the Airport Highway Improvement project, according to Swanton Mayor Ann Roth.
No official start date has been given to village officials for that project.
At last Monday’s council meeting, a new council meeting was hired. Rosanna Hoelzle, assistant to administrator in Perrysburg Township, will take over for Jon Gochenour, who left for a similar position in Waterville.
Hoelzle has a bachelor’s degree from John Carroll University, and a Master of Public Administration degree from the University of Toledo. She is also a Notre Dame Academy graduate.
She will begin her duties in Swanton March 7.
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