16 city streets slated for repaving

By JOY BROWN
STAFF WRITER

Findlay plans to spend about $1.3 million to resurface at least 16 streets this year.

City Council on Tuesday gave a first reading to funding legislation that could enable the lowest bidder, Smith Paving of Norwalk, to begin work later this month, said Service-Safety Director Paul Schmelzer.

The list of streets is as follows:

  • Fifth Street from Amelia Avenue to Williams Street;
  • Amelia Avenue from Fifth Street to Sixth Street;
  • Beachmont Drive from Main Street to Fairmont Drive (including the Oakmont Drive cul-de-sac);
  • Orchard Lane from Main Street to Lilac Lane (including Lilac Lane from Orchard Lane to the dead end);
  • South West Street from Lima Avenue to Baldwin Avenue;
  • Locust Street from Main Street to South West Street;
  • Defiance Avenue from Main Street to Howard Street;
  • Franklin Avenue from Defiance Avenue to Howard Street;
  • Cynthia Court from Glenwood Street to the cul-de-sac;
  • Brenda Court from Parkside Place to Bernard Avenue;
  • Parkside Place from Bernard Avenue to Markle Street;
  • Bernard Avenue from Vincent Street to Parkside Place;
  • Glessner Avenue from West Sandusky Street to East Main Cross Street;
  • Putnam Street from Glessner Avenue to Winthrop Drive;
  • Hillcrest Avenue from Northgate Boulevard east;
  • Bitterbrush Lane from Fox Fire Lane north.

Alternate routes, if money and time allow, will include Old Mill Road from Windsor Place to the cul-de-sac, Hillcrest Avenue east to Main Street, and Hollybrook Drive from Beecher Street north to Beecher Street south.

Council earlier this year had approved spending a total of $1.85 million of the city’s capital improvement money on repaving and street maintenance.

Separately on Tuesday, council members removed from the agenda vacation ordinances for four alleys and one street, which pertain to the University of Findlay’s stadium construction. The ordinances were up for a second of three readings on Tuesday.

Ron Monday, 3rd Ward Councilman, said because the university wishes to have the vacations take effect as soon as possible, council, at Law Director Don Rasmussen’s suggestion, decided to combine them into one ordinance at the next council meeting instead of amending each of them to add an emergency clause.

Legislation passed by emergency waives the 30-day waiting period and takes effect immediately.

Council also agreed to table a resolution that, if passed, would give Schmelzer permission to enter into contracts for East Sandusky Street and Osborn Avenue intersection improvements. Also pertaining to timeliness, Monday said there weren’t enough council members present to approve the resolution by emergency.

Four members were absent last night.

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