"Construction of the bike path appears to be speeding along quite nicely," said Groveport Law Director Kevin Shannon at Groveport Village Council’s Aug. 25 meeting.
The path’s route has been dug and its gravel base put in place. Also, some culvert work has been completed.
Construction of the Groveport bike and leisure path to connect the village to Three Creeks Metro Park began in July with a contracted completion date of Sept. 29.
"It appears ahead of schedule," said Interim Village Administrator Ken Salak.
The approximate 7,000 foot, asphalt bike path will extend north from Front Street, through Elmont Place, through Cruiser Park, and then connect to Three Creeks.
With completion of the bike path nearing, council adopted a set of rules and regulations for the path that include: all village codes and ordinances will be enforced; not motorized vehicles; a 15 mph speed limit; path users should keep to the right; audible signals when passing; yield when entering or crossing the path; be courteous; do not block path; pets walked off the path on a maximum six foot leash; clean up after pets; alcohol prohibited; no littering; allow faster users to pass safely; yield to pedestrians; ride single file, and slow down in congested or reduced conditions.
Groveport Aquatic Center lifeguards Colleen Mullin, Bryan Wilson, Jacob Frye, and Michael George were honored at the council meeting for winning the American Red Cross State Lifeguard competition held Aug. 3 in Mason, Ohio. The competition showcases fitness and lifeguard skill scenarios including a relay race, first aid, active/passive drowning rescue, and CPR/AED skills. Frye and George are also long time members of the Groveport swim team.
Paws in the Pool
The Groveport Aquatic Center will host its annual "Paws in the Pool" event on Sept. 4. Each year, after the swimming season ends, the Aquatic Center opens the pool up for dogs to splash around and play.
"Last year we had over 200 dogs," said Groveport Recreation Director Kyle Lund.
The pool will be open Sept. 4 from 6-7 p.m. for small dogs and from 7-8 p.m. for large dogs. For information call 836-1000.
Council approved an ordinance to solicit bids for the construction of a traffic signal at Groveport Road and Greenpointe Drive and for the maintenance of traffic signals in the village.
A traffic study by EMH&T concluded that a traffic signal was warranted at Groveport Road and Greenpointe Drive during peak hours.
The maintenance of other traffic signals will include upgrading existing signal head incandescent lenses on Main Street signals by replacing them with LED-type lens fixtures, which are considered more energy efficient and longer lasting.