Paving, other Bellville projects detailed


BELLVILLE — Paving of Church Street in the village should be completed by Oct. 31, village administrator Larry Weirich told council members Tuesday night.

The work is being done by Kokosing, and it involves a “lot of work” and some traffic back-ups, Weirich said. A repair must be done in the area of the traffic light where State Route 13 intersects with Church Street.

Kokosing is milling State Route 97 (Church Street) and Mill Street to the corporation limits.

The big blue bridge which crosses State Route 13 is scheduled to have work done on it in 2020. There will be tuck pointing and sandblasting to take off the old blue color. It will be repainted blue again, the same color as previous jobs, village mayor Teri Brenkus said.

That blue color has been on the bridge for about 20 years, she said.

The village’s street department finished paving of 12 alleys this year, Weirich said. Next year the same process will occur, and ten to 12 alleys will be scheduled for repair.

The community development committee within council is about to present information to council about groups which have submitted a bid to do an improved website for the village.

Council member Jason Potes said the committee will meet Oct. 9 (Monday) to consider bids.

The cemetery committee will also meet Monday. People have been inquiring about what will happen when plots in the cemetery are filled. Council member Joann Palmer said she has been asked about the possibility of putting in a depository. Council member Bruce Snyder, chairman of the cemetery committee, said his committee will have to discuss possible avenues for more cemetery space.

The safety committee of the council will also meet Monday at 6 p.m. at village hall.

The public utilities committee of the council will meet Oct. 17 at 5 p.m. at the Bellville Police Department.

This big blue bridge on Bellville’s Main Street is scheduled to have a face life of sorts in 2020. It will be sandblasted and repainted bright blue. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star
http://www.thebellvillestar.com/wp-content/uploads/sites/39/2017/10/web1_bridge1.jpgThis big blue bridge on Bellville’s Main Street is scheduled to have a face life of sorts in 2020. It will be sandblasted and repainted bright blue. Louise Swartzwalder | Bellville Star

 

By LOUISE SWARTZWALDER

lswartzwalder@aimmediamidwest.com