|Fort Jennings now Purple Heart Village|
|Wednesday, January 16, 2013 4:11 PM|
The new sanitary sewer line project at Fort Jenning Park, which will also be run to the new restroom facility, will get underway soon. Smith said a pre-construction meeting between engineers and the contractor was held and work should begin as soon as weather permits and floodwaters recede in the park.
The village received a 50/50 match grant for $24,428 from the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement program. The project’s estimated cost is $42,525.
A sanitary sewer line will be installed from Second Street north of Fort Jennings State Bank to and under the Auglaize River and to the Fort Jennings Park Board recreation building at the west entrance of the park.
The village has also received a 50/50 grant for the reconstruction of Second Street from Water Street to the end of Second. The total cost for the project is estimated at $42,000. The old pavement will be dug out, a new base put down and then the roadway will be repaved. With half of the project funded, Smith asked council how they would like to fund the other half.
“I have talked to the bank but didn’t get any firm answers,” Smith said. “We can talk about that and then go back to them to see where they stand.”
The village is still awaiting reimbursement from FEMA for damages from the June 30 storm.
In the police report, Chief Ethyl Vaughn reported the tennis courts at Fort Jennings Park have been cordoned off to prevent snowmobiles and