Eureka Park to see sewer construction in July
Residents living in the Eureka Park area will see the start of a storm sewer project in early July and extend through November.
Franklin County is in the design phase for the project.
A public meeting will be held later this year, most likely at Briggs High School, where similar meetings have been in the past. The meeting has no time or date set yet.
Eureka Park is one of 24 areas in Franklin County where storm sewers and water lines can be extended, without being forced into annexation with the city of Columbus, said Franklin Township Trustee Timothy Guyton.
Brown Road east, Gantz Road, Mon-E-Bak and Ponderosa Drive are additional areas in Franklin Township where lines may be extended without annexation.
The arrangement came from an agreement made years ago between the city and the Franklin County Commissioners, Guyton said.
According to Guyton, the county once controlled the storm sewer beneath the former Delphi Site. They released possession to the city in exchange for the ability to extend water to 23 specific areas within the county without the requirement of annexing.
FTFD release statistics for 2011
The Franklin Township Fire Department (FTFD) experienced a total of 13,734 emergency responses in 2011, averaging 38 runs a day.
According to FTFD Fire Chief Richard Howard, the department responded to 72 fires that resulted in an estimated $689,000 in property damages. There were 20 residential fires, nine fires to garages or businesses and 43 miscellaneous fires.
Three of the fire runs were to residences and seven were to vehicles intentionally set ablaze – resulting in a loss of $391,000 in property values in the township.
That data not include the 4,465 dispatched responses due to false alarms, mutual aid and hazardous conditions.
The FTFD saw more than twice the amount of EMS runs than fire, a total of 9,106 dispatches, averaging 10 transports and 25 calls per day.