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  Township Gets $124,000 Grant For Repairs To Roadway Impacted By May 28 Rains  
  South Cadillac Dr. Closed For Culvert Repairs:   June 26, 2019 Edition  
      The Ohio Public Works Commission has approved emergency funding, up to $124,000 that will be used for repairs and upgrades to catch basins and the roadway along West Huntington Dr., Boardman Township Administrator Jason Loree said last week.
      Total cost of the work has been estimated at $151,290.
      “Unfortunately, the need for our funding far outweighs our limited resources. Our offer is for reduced assistance,” Linda Bailiff, Ohio Public Works director said.
      The project calls for repairs to 625 feet of damaged roadway, following heavy rainfalls on May 28.
      “The storm damaged the edge of the existing asphalt road, the concrete curb and gutter system, and two of the receiving storm catch basins by eroding and heaving some of the layers of asphalt against the curb/gutter line, and carrying the asphalt down to the receiving catch basin inlet near the intersection with Pheasant Dr.,” Boardman Township Road Superintendent Marilyn Kenner said.
      “Receiving catch basin inlets were also damaged in this section of the roadway due to heavy pieces of concrete and asphalt forced into the inlets,” Kenner added, noting road department crews have made temporary repairs.
      “Interim asphalt and gravel patching is likely to become loosened and result in the same condition under a future, significant storm event because these temporary materials are located in the path of normal runoff flow,” Kenner said.
      Bids for the work are expected to be finalized by August, and work on the project is expected to being in late September.
      In another matter related to the May 28 storms, Township Trustees have closed South Cadillac Dr. to thru traffic in order to make repairs to a sink hole/culvert that opened along the roadway.
      Loree said the culvert opened because water flow washed out sediment underneath the footer of the culvert.
      After emergency bids are received and finalized, Loree said he expects repairs to be completed by mid August.
      In his May Monthly Report, Boardman Fire Chief Mark Pitzer said the “significant weather event on May 28 caused major flooding to central and northern section of the township.
      “Many calls for service were answered ranging from stranded motorists, flooded basements, electrical hazards, car accidents, fire alarms and medical emergencies.
      “This weather event prompted a request for off-duty personnel to assist with increased calls for service.”
      Pitzer said following the storm, Boardman Township worked with the Emergency Management Agency to conduct a damage assessment to seek state and federal funding to assist township residents in recovering from this event.”
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