Swanton Council honors Belinger, local business

Staff Report

The Village of Swanton recognized a former councilman and a local business at last week’s council meeting. William Belinger, who died earlier this month, and Tri-County Block and Brick, which is celebrating its 65th anniversary, were recognized.

Council also passed second readings of four ordinances, including one that would enact parking restrictions in an industrial area of Swanton. It would prohibit parking in the industrial zoned area bordered by Lincoln Avenue, Church Street, Hallett Avenue, and Zeiter Way from 11 p.m. to 5 a.m.

The ordinances require three readings for final approval.

The Water and Sewer Committee discussed village sewers. Representatives from Jones & Henry Engineers were on hand to discuss future sewer separation projects. They are Project 10 to include Woodside and Parkside drives and portions of Brookside Drive and Hallett Avenue; Project 11 on Oak, Elm, Birch, and Hickory streets; and Project 3 on St. Richard’s Court.

Areas in the village with no sanitary sewer were also discussed.

Other business

• Village Administrator Rosanna Hoelzle gave an update on 2019 road project recommendations. Those included an expansion of East Garfield Avenue from Clark Street to Hallett Avenue. The project could be a candidate for 2019 CDBG funding. An income survey would be required because Swanton’s median income is above the threshold for the application criteria.

Work on West Pointe Estate streets and a pair of alleys are also possibilities.

• Hoelzle also gave a recap of the recent Planning Commission meeting. A Site Plan for the Metroparks treehouse village at 3520 Waterville Swanton Road was approved, as was a variance for an aggregate stone drive at the site.

• It was reported that Holiday Lane is still scheduled for road improvements. Residents will be notified once specific dates are confirmed.

• Hoelzle and Swanton Local Schools superintendent Chris Lake recently presented to the Committee for Safe Routes to School. The village’s application totaled over $300,000. An answer on if Swanton receives funding could come by early fall.

• Swanton’s agreement with Republic services for trash and recycling pick-up expires in March 2019. The village will ask for prices on once-a-year curbside bulk pick-up and garbage bin totes. Republic is working on a quote for the village.

• The village received two donations in honor of Bill Hopkins.


Staff Report