, 2022-07-15 04:58:19,
It was announced that work has begun on the new Patriot Park during Wednesday’s Byesville Village council meeting. The nearly $100,000 park will be a place for community gatherings and will honor veterans and first responders. The project will be paid for through grants and private funding.
The park will include picnic tables and benches, new sidewalks, a gazebo or pergola, permanent barbecue pit, interchangeable murals, a fountain and a stage.
The village plans to make some infrastructure changes to provide additional water access at multiple locations for vendors and electric upgrades for lighting. New landscaping will be added as well.
Trees that would have affected the future infrastructure and plans for the park have been removed. Project is expected to be completed in spring.
Additionally, council approved a $30,000 bid from Parnell and Associates to expand the trail at the Byesville Village Park.
In his report, Village Administrator Brennan Dudley gave an update on the water line projects.
The $400,665 South Second Street project is approximately 85% complete. The village received the second installment of $133,000 of American Rescue Plan funding, which is going toward the cost of this project. The funding will pay for approximately 50 percent of the project cost.
The $100,000, North Eighth Street project is approximately 95% complete. The roadway is ready to be repaved, but the village is waiting for delivery of a the new paver next week.. The delivery of accessory parts for the paver have been delayed several times.
While milling has been completed the delayed delivery of the paver has stalled paving in the village.
Dudley said tthe village is working with the township to coordinate chip and seal of several roadways including Indian Hill Drive, Opal Lane and a section of First Street.
Also in his report, Dudley said a tanker truck filling tanks at Circle K had a valve malfunction and spill approximately 200 gallons of gasoline on July 6. The spill made it’s way into the storm water infrastructure and a stream.
“We worked with the OEPA and Guernsey County EMA to contain and mitigate the spill,” Dudley said. “Circle K sent a response team to the scene. No long-term concerns have been cited.”
In other news:
- Council voted to purchase a 2013 Dodge Charger police cruiser along with miscellaneous police related items from Senecaville. The items, which cost $15,000, will be purchased with money from the village’s general fund.
- Council heard the…
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