Edgerton council

The Edgerton Village Council approved two projects to go out to bid on Tuesday, one for drainage work on Laubach Drive and another for work on the water tower. Pictured are councilmen Jason Gruver, left, and Dean Thiel.

EDGERTON — The village of Edgerton will soon be advertising for bids for drainage work and for rehabilitation of the water tower.

The village council voted Tuesday evening to go to bid for the projects.

One project would make drainage improvements to Laubach Drive.

“The project consists of installation of approximately 1,400 feet of 18-inch storm sewer conduit, 150 feet of 24-inch storm sewer conduit, five catch basins, five manholes and 280 feet of four-inch force main,” Dawn Fitzcharles, village administrator, said at the meeting. “The work also includes the construction of a storm water pump station as well as other related work.”

This projected cost is estimated at around $305,000. An Ohio Public Works Commission grant will pay for $160,000.

Fitzcharles noted that engineering estimates from Poggemeyer Design Group have increased by around $50,000 since the project was first discussed in 2018, meaning council may need to approve additional appropriations for the project.

“We’re going to wait and see; hopefully contractors are looking for work and we can get that price down,” she said. “We hope to have that project completed by Sept. 15.”

The second project is the Water Tower Rehabilitation Project No. 1.

The project stems from an inspection by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency last year.

That inspection required the village to do several things to both its water towers to meet current regulations, including:

• Installing a handrail on the roof,

• Installing railing and a gasket on interior roof hatch,

• Installing a guard on the ladder and

• Replacing the overflow pipe from high water level to ground level on the duckbill check valve.

Previously, the council had entered into an agreement with Dixon Engineering, out of Lafayette, Indiana, for the design work.

“The Ohio EPA is aware of the project and has given us the go ahead,” Fitzcharles said Tuesday. “We’re ready to take the project to bid. Once we’ve received proposals, we’ll come back to you to award it. We are hoping to have this project done by mid-August.”

In other business:

• Fitzcharles said electronic waste drop-off day is this Saturday from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. while large trash drop-off will be a week from Saturday, on April 17, from 8 a.m. to noon. Mayor Bob Day said a local coach is working with some of his players to possibly pick up large trash items for people who can’t for a small donation.

• The council approved a Solid Waste Management Plan update for the Joint Solid Waste Management District of Defiance, Fulton, Paulding and Williams counties. This needs to be done every five years.

• Council approved a supplement to the 2021 annual appropriations to include a $40,000 grant for the Edgerton Fire Department to receive MARCS (Multi-Agency Radio Communication System) radios and for personal services such as salary and insurance.

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