Reynoldsburg targets four problematic storm sewers
(by Alexa Libert, staff writer - April 07, 2010)
Four problematic storm sewers have been targeted for repair by the city of Reynoldsburg.
City Engineer Jim Miller and Safety-Service Director Pam Boratyn presented the service and finance committees with plans to repair four of the city's malfunctioning storm sewers and requested authorization to spend $66,700 from the storm-water fund to contract with Orchard, Hiltz & McMliment Inc. (OHM).
OHM will prepare plans, estimate the cost of repair and prepare bid packages for the city, Boratyn said at the April 5 council meeting.
The projects targeted include:
* Kings Meadow Lane
* Glencrest Drive
* Main Street between Taylor Road and Hanson Street
* Main Street (Oak Valley)
In the event that all four projects are not able to be addressed, Boratyn said Kings Meadow would be the top priority.
If approved by council next week, Boratyn expects the city to enter into the contract immediately. The planning and permitting would then be the next step. The contract would be expected to be bid out by August and then construction would be done in September, October and November, she explained.
The estimated cost of repair for all four projects is $300,000, Boratyn said, which would also be financed through the storm-water fund.
The Community Development Committee authorized the Parks and Recreation Department to enter into a contract to build a multipurpose trail in Civic Park.
The trail will be financed by the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) through stimulus funds received from the American Reinvestment and Recovery Act (ARRA), Parks and Recreation Director Jason Shamblin said.
The city of Reynoldsburg paid for the engineering and design of the project, he added.
Construction on the trail will begin 60 days after the award date, Shamblin said.
He estimated the project should be complete by the end of September.
Shamblin explained his hopes are that eventually the trail would connect to JFK Park, Huber Park and Blacklick Metro Park.
The current plans for the trail in Civic Park will be just shy of a mile, he said.