Middleburg Heights secures funding for Indian Creek sanitary sewer
MIDDLEBURG HEIGHTS, Ohio – With repairs underway along Big Creek Parkway to alleviate residential flooding issues, officials in Middleburg Heights are focusing their attention on the Indian Creek Subdivision area.
municipal Council at its special meeting on August 10 passed a resolution authorizing Mayor Matt Castelli and CFO Jason Stewart to participate in the Ohio Public Works Commission Capital Improvement Program to secure funding for the town’s Indian Creek / Gerald Drive Sanitary Emergency Sewer Improvement Project.
The OPWC will loan the city half of the total cost of the project, at 0% interest over 30 years, “not to exceed $ 1,846,500,” the resolution says. The total estimated cost of the project is $ 3.7 million, with construction scheduled to begin in June 2022.
“The proposed sanitary sewer will be built on Aldersyde Drive and Bennington Blvd. at the cul-de-sac; on Gerald Drive from 7653 Gerald Drive to Indian Creek Drive; and on Indian Creek Drive from Gerald Drive to Baldwin Creek Drive, ”says Schedule A of the loan agreement.
Among several other infrastructure improvements, the agreement says a 96-inch pipe will be installed “for in-line storage and detention to mitigate impacts on the downstream sanitary sewer along Baldwin Creek Drive.” .
“This particular area is probably our second worst flood zone in the city, just behind Big Creek Parkway,” Castelli told council. “This project will help more than 400 households.
Other sources of funding are sought to cover half of the total cost of the city project.
“We have this money (in the budget) so we can move forward no matter what, but we’ll see if we can get an additional grant to help with that 50%,” he said. .
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