BELLVILLE – The villages of Butler and Bellville are proceeding with plans to build a regional wastewater treatment plant.
An agreement has been signed by both villages to work on building a plant along State Route 97 east, northwest of Butler at the site of the old Flockerzie barn.
The proposed regional wastewater treatment plant project has steps remaining to be done.
Funding for the package must be arranged. The design is still to be made, and plans have to be submitted to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency for approval.
Construction contracts would have to be awarded and construction would follow.
The plan is to abandon existing wastewater treatment plants once the new facility is built.
This development is one of several under way in the villages.
The Bellville Planning Commission — at its most recent meeting — approved a variance for Smith Hardware which it can use in the event of a potential expansion. The variance for Smith Hardware is a front setback variance, which sets how far a building may be located from the right of way.
Brad Smith, of Smith Hardware, said the request was put forward in case they wished to expand the existing main building. Smith is chairman of the planning commission.
Another variance was granted to allow the construction of a garage at a residence at 205 Huron St.
Also, a new building for the Edward Jones group is proceeding, and footers and most of the foundation have been built at the structure which will be opposite the Duchess station at the corner of State Route 13 south and Durbin Avenue.