Renovations planned at Memorial Park Pavilion

Staff Report

The Memorial Park Pavilion is scheduled to close for a time next year, it was announced at last week’s Swanton Village Council meeting.

The pavilion is scheduled to be renovated with work slated to begin in early 2019. From bidding to completion the project is estimated to take about four months.

Renovations to the pavilion, built in 1924, could include a new floor, doors, roll up shutters, and insulation. The goal is to use it year-round.

An agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources was approved in order to use State Capital budget money for the project. Approval or denial for Natureworks funding for the project has not been announced.

A total of over $60,000 in grant funding has been secured so far for the $168,000 project.

Village Administrator Rosanna Hoelzle also recommended creating a master plan for development of Memorial Park. She recommended reviewing the entire park and surveying the public before further improvements are undertaken.

Other business

• The Public Service Committee discussed downtown parking. It was said there is a need to reconfigure the pavement markings to maximize parking and account for the appropriate number and locations of handicap parking spaces.

• Hoelze also gave an update on construction projects in the village. She said a power outage in the village was related to the Garfield Avenue bridge replacement project.

The beams for the Garfield bridge are tentatively scheduled to be installed the second week of October.

For the Project 10 sewer separation, surveying work was scheduled for last week. A closed circuit television video inspection of the sewers is tentatively slated for this week.

Project 10 is schedule for next year and includes Woodside and Parkside drives and portions of Brookside Drive and Hallett Avenue.

• Early discussion was held on railroad quiet zones.

Staff Report