The Village of Swanton has appointed water treatment and wastewater treatment superintendents. At the council meeting last week, Brian Hildebrand was appointed as superintendent of water treatment and distribution, while Steve Geise was appointed superintendent of wastewater treatment and collection.
Hildebrand has been employed with the Village of Swanton since 2000. His salary is set at $54,000, according to Rosanna Hoelzle, Swanton village administrator.
Geise was appointed Superintendent of Wastewater Treatment and Collection. As with Mr. Hildebrand, there is no contract and Geise’s salary is set at $54,000. Geise has been employed with the Village of Swanton since 2008.
“Both of the superintendent positions require an incumbent who has the technical knowledge to ensure the respective plants are running efficiently but also are in compliance with all regulations,” said Hoelzle. “Both Mr. Hildebrand and Mr. Geise were strong candidates for their respective positions for a variety of reasons, one being their intrinsic knowledge of the plants as both are long time employees.”
Also at the meeting, DGL Consulting Engineers was selected as the engineering firm for for the Garfield Avenue Bridge Replacement project. The bridge replacement will be spearheaded by the Ohio Department of Transportation but the village needed to choose an engineering firm.
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 sides, provisions for storm sewer outlets and the relocation of a water main.
The project is scheduled for 2018.
Also, a Fire Protection and Rescue Service Agreement was approved between the village and the Toledo-Lucas County Port Authority for protection at Toledo Express Airport. It is a month-to-month agreement.
Drew Stambaugh can be reached at 419-335-2010 or on Twitter @Swan_Enterprise