Thursday, April 17th, 2014

Franklin Twp. residents could see sewer projects move forward

By Michelle Dupler

Staff Writer

Franklin Township residents could soon see relief from disruptions caused by delayed sewer projects.

Township trustee Tim Guyton said Franklin County agreed to repave some roads dug up for sewer installation. Work was delayed due to an alleged contractor error, said township officials.

The county has three sewer projects planned in the Mon-E-Bak, Brown Road East and Eureka Park areas.

The county’s goal is to replace aging septic systems with modern infrastructure. The projects would connect more than 700 users to new sewer systems, according to the Franklin County Department of Sanitary Engineering.

Some work was completed last year, but is being redone by a new contractor. The county terminated its former contractor about a year ago after they failed to meet specifications in their contract.

Franklin County is working with the company that bonded the former contractor. County officials said they want to approve corrections and continue sanitary sewer installation in the Mon-E-Bak and Brown Road East areas.

Stephen Renner, director of the Franklin County Sanitary Engineer’s Office, said Hart Road will be fully paved within the project area. Residents in the Brown Road East area could expect their driveways and right-of-way restored once the contractor sets a work schedule.

A contractor was selected to continue the Mon-E-Bak project, but the work is pending administrative approval.

The Eureka Park project is pending permission by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency.

Franklin County completed sewer projects in the San Margherita, Briggsdale and Brown Road West areas. Remaining projects include sanitary sewer installation on Hague Avenue and Stimmel Road.

Further updates on these projects will be reported as information is finalized.

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