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Council approves change order to project

August 28, 2014
By J.T. Whitehouse , The Town Crier

At last week's Canfield City Council meeting, an additional $11,000 was added to the Fairview / Maple storm water project. The original funding set aside was below the bid amounts.

Originally, the estimate for the storm sewer upgrades for the project came in at $182,000. The low bid for the project was $193,085, requiring council to approve the additional amount so the project could get started.

''We will start right after the fair,'' said City Manager Joe Warino. ''In the meantime, we will be ordering materials and mobilizing the equipment to begin the project.''

The project is aimed at easing the storm water flooding in that area.

Council also approved a change order to include a catch basin at St. Michael Church as part of the North Broad Street safety upgrade. The increase also covered a special fabric material placed under the road surface to eliminate any cracking from below.

Warino said when new road surface material is placed over old, any cracks in the old surface could resonate to the surface layer. By using the material, it strengthens and prevents those cracks from coming through the new asphalt.

Along the same topic, city council passed two resolutions to cooperate with the Ohio Department of Transportation on the final phase of the North Broad Street safety upgrade. The last segment would run from St. Michaels to the bridge over the turnpike. It would include sidewalks, lamp posts and the center turning lane.

''Hopefully this project will get fast-tracked and can start in 2015,'' Warino said.

In other business:

* Council passed an ordinance that updated the city's demolition regulations. Warino said it cleans up the ordinance regarding what to do when a building is taken down regarding items such as asbestos removal and bringing the lot to finished grade. He said in the past a lot of this was done, but it was never put in the ordinance requiring it be done.

* Council approved a resolution to support the Community Corrections Association. It was stated at the meeting that Ohio's governor wants to combine jobs and eliminate jobs by no longer accepting federal prisoners.

 
 

 

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