Quick fix for sewer line break; plus Groveport City Council news

By Rick Palsgrove
Southeast Editor

A construction crew accidentally hit a force sewer main on Rohr Road in Groveport on Oct. 10, but city workers quickly controlled the situation.

Groveport Assistant City Administrator Jeff Green said spilled sewage filled a retention pond and then some sewage flowed over Rohr Road into a field.

Green said city workers shut off the force main and put out hay bales to contain the run off. The break was then repaired. He said the spill was caught and contained and the pipe repaired before there was any property damage.

Health services contract

On Oct. 11, Groveport City Council approved legislation to authorize a 2017 contract for the provision of health services with the District Advisory Council of the Franklin County General Health District.

According to Groveport City Administrator Marsha Hall, the proposed contract is 5 percent higher than the current contract and will cost $44,215 per year.

In addition to immunizations, the District Advisory Council of the Franklin County General Health District also provides a number of other health services including, but not limited to, the following: opioid epidemic programs; public swimming pool inspections (they lead the inspections and treatment efforts this year during the current cryptosporidium outbreak); nuisance condition inspections (the city handles property maintenance issues, but the health council handles other nuisances such as unsafe conditions within residents); oversees infectious disease outbreaks; provides water quality samplings (such as checking for lead in water fountains); and food safety inspections.

Hendron Road project

Council heard the second reading of legislation to solicit bids for the Hendron Road reconstruction project. Council will vote on the bid legislation on Oct. 24.

The $2.1 million Hendron Road reconstruction project from Main Street to Glendening Drive, is funded by an Ohio Public Works Commission grant of $446,713, a no interest loan of $1.3 million from the county, with the rest from local funding. This project, which will take place in 2017, includes storm sewers, curb and gutter, street lights, a shared use 8 foot asphalt path on the west side of the street, a sidewalk on the east side of the street, improved drive approaches, improved crosswalks and pedestrian signaling at Glendening Drive, a 12 inch water main from Main Street to Glendening Drive, and a sidewalk on the east side of the street from Glendening Drive to Cherry Blossom Drive.

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