By Dedra Cordle
Hiner Road is slated to receive surface upgrades in the coming months.
At the March 19 meeting, the Jackson Township board of trustees announced a cooperative agreement with Scioto Township to make repairs to the roadway.
Township Administrator Shane Farnsworth said Scioto Township will pay 25 percent of the total cost of the project while Jackson Township will pick up the rest.
“We will pay roughly $100,000 for the work to our portion of the road,” Farnsworth said.
According to Farnsworth, Hiner Road is in “rough” shape and is slated to receive repairs to the pavement, the berms and culverts, as well as pipe replacement. He projected that there would be road delays and closures when the work begins this summer, but said the township will get together with the contractors to notify the residents as to when the closures may occur.
“We will make sure the community is aware of any traffic issues,” he said.
Farnsworth also said the township will do repair work to portions of Dyer Road, Hyde Road and Lois Drive later this year.
“We don’t have a set date for when those repairs will take place yet,” he said.
At the meeting, the trustees also approved the purchase of a new medic unit. According to Fiscal Officer Ron Grossman, the medic will cost $304,000, which is an increase from the last medic they purchased in October.
“We saw the price go up by 1.4 percent in just a few months,” he said.
The newly purchased medic, which will be built locally by Horton, will replace the medic at Station 203 on London-Groveport Road. Assistant Fire Chief Shawn Quincel said the medic that is being replaced has roughly 206,000 miles on it. It is scheduled to arrive in six to seven months.
The medic that was purchased in October is supposed to be delivered to Station 202 within the next three to four weeks, said Fire Chief Randy Little.