Township seeks funding for Atkinson Road repairs

By Linda Dillman
Staff Writer
The Madison Township trustees hope the Ohio Public Works Commission approves their application to have Atkinson Road, in poor condition and deteriorating, brought up to full working condition.

Madison Township Administrator Susan Brobst shared information regarding the Atkinson Road application for OPWC funding, which would provide money for full depth pavement reclamation and curb replacement.

“This is one of the last roads that we feel may score high enough to be in the running for OPWC funding, despite the fact that we still have roads in the township rated as ‘very poor’ and ‘poor’ condition,” said Brobst.

Atkinson Road residents previously received a comment request form from the township asking them to provide feedback on the roadway. The form can also be filled out by anyone in the area who lives or travels on Atkinson Road, or would like to comment on the condition of the roadway.

Forms are available on the township website at www.madisontownship.org / important information/OPWC. All comments are due by July 20 to sbrobst@madisontownship.org or drop off/mail to: Madison Township, 4575 Madison Lane, Groveport, OH 43125.

Other Madison Township news
•A $200,000 request for State Capital Budget funding for Brobst Park playground improvements was received by the state and recommended for funding.

“Once we receive final approval, the township will move forward and ask for suggestions regarding additional equipment for the park,” said Brobst.

Brobst Park is also in line for drainage and security projects.

The Franklin County Engineer’s office is assisting with the bid process for park drainage work and quotes are being considered for installing a security camera system.

Both projects could be funded in part by the ARPA (American Rescue Plan Act) money. Prior to any projects moving forward, the township trustees must pass resolutions authorizing the work.

While the township has ARPA funds, they are considered as a one-time opportunity for items that meet the intent of serving and improving public health and safety in the township.

“We are trying to be very careful in planning their use,” said Brobst.

•The trustees passed resolutions purchasing a Mobile Pro System 3400 surveillance trailer and five Flock Safety Falcon cameras with grant funding through the State Violent Crime Reduction Program.

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