Township will donate land for county roundabout project

By Hannah Poling
Staff Writer

The Pleasant Township trustees agreed to donate property to build a new roundabout in the area.

Jim Viau, with MS Consultants, attended a recent board meeting on behalf of the Franklin County Engineer’s Office to discuss a property that they want to acquire at the corner of Norton and Grove City roads.

Back in 1894 a plot of land was transferred from the Cummins family to the Pleasant Township trustees. The plot is believed to have been an old cemetery location.

The county is looking to obtain the property, appraised at $598, and build a roundabout.

“They would like you to donate it if you were so inclined,” said Viau.

The engineer’s office is looking to start this project next summer. It will take about three months to complete.

The trustees did approve and sign a contract waiving their right to collect money from the sale of the property and to instead donate it to the Franklin County Engineer’s Office for use in its roundabout project.

Tyler Fehrman, with Apex Clean Energy, also attended the board meeting to update the trustees on the Spring Water Solar Project.

The application for the project has been submitted to the Ohio Power Sitting Board and will now undergo their process. Once completed, they will schedule a public hearing.

“Hopefully we will get the permit and then start construction,” Fehrman said.

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