Hartville seeks bids for 2021 paving program

Brian Lisik
Suburbanite correspondent
Hartville Village Hall

HARTVILLE Village Council authorized an agreement with CT Consultants, not to exceed $10,000, to prepare the construction bid package for the Hartville 2021 road paving schedule.

Village Engineer Samer Awadallah, of CT Consultants, presented Village Council members with estimates for both the base and alternate bids.

The $525,340 base bid estimate included Lincoln Street SW, from Park Lane Drive SW to Belle Avenue; Belle Avenue SW, from Sunnyside Street SW to Washington Street SW; Park Lane Drive SW from Lincoln Street SW to Coral Place SW; Schumacher Court from Lincoln Street SW to West Mill Street; and West Mill Street from Belle Avenue SW to State Route 43. 

The $131,204 alternate bid estimate included work on Washington Street SW, from Belle to SR 43, and Lincoln from Belle to SR 43.

Awadallah said both estimates are based upon a full reconstruction of the roads.

“If it is determined that the base (of the roads) is good, there could be an $87,000 savings,” he said.

Awadallah added that, due to the overall deteriorated condition of the streets, it will be easier for entire sections to be removed and replaced that repairing the roads “like Swiss cheese.”

Councilman Jim Sullivan pointed out that Schumacher Court and West Mill Street had been on the alternate list at the last streets and drainage committee meeting.

Awadallah said those roads could be returned to the alternate list.

The village annually spends $125,000 on paving but has a $393,955 paving budget this year. Mayor Cynthia Billings explained that the increase reflects receipts from the one-year rescinding of a tax credit for village residents who work outside Hartville. The tax credit was returned following a ballot initiative passed by village voters in November 2020.

In other action, council:

• Authorized the internet sale of obsolete village owned items in 2021.

• Granted permission to the Ohio Department of Transportation to maintain and repair pavement markings, erect various warning and regulatory signage, and maintain snow and ice removal on state highways within the village limits.

• Approved a final plat for a housing allotment on the south side of Woodland Street, which had been previously recommended by the planning commission.

UP NEXT  Meets for its next regular meeting at 7 p.m. March 2, 2021 at village hall, 202 W. Maple St. or online at www.facebook.com/VillageofHartville.