Seven roads in Madison County will be paved, it was reported during Monday’s meeting (Aug. 3) of the Madison County Board of Commission.
County Engineer David Brand heard bids for the project, estimated to cost $540,000. Four of them are county roads and three are township roads.
Bids are as follows:
• Shelly Materials, Lima: $574,826
• A & B Asphalt, Enon: $593,961
• Kokosing Construction, Westerville: $599,611
• Decker Construction, Columbus, $733,998
Roads to be paved include:
• Linson Road, from State Route 38 to Madison-Plains High School
• Price Hilliards Road, from U.S. Route 42 to the Franklin County line
• Charleston-Chillicothe Road, from Prairie Road to Fayette County line
• Plain City-Georgesville Road, from U.S. Route 40 to Franklin County line, south
• Plus three roads in Jefferson Township: Meadow Lane, Scenic Drive, Haymarket Street
Brand said the contract has not yet been awarded.
In other business, Brand and assistant county engineer Ken Koppes also heard residents in the Carter’s Mill Road area describe flooding in that area of Canaan Township during a ditch hearing.
“We have a terrific problem,” said Stan Cameron. “The ditch has filled in over time. My yard stands with water. I’ve mowed only once this summer.”
Craig Morelock said the road floods during rainfall.
Brand said in looking at a high resolution aerial view of the area, there is too much surface water on top of the tiles. The surface water needs to be “pushed through” for the tiles to work.
Morelock provided numerous photos of the area for the engineer’s review.
The continuation of the hearing will be held at 11 a.m., Sept. 21 in the commissioners chamber.
Also on Monday, commissioners approved the Madison County Department of Job and Family Services agreement with Buckeye Ranch for the purpose of placement of 10 children in foster homes. The contract amount remained the same as last year.
Steve Kaifas, assistant director, said though there are five foster homes Madison County, but only one in use at this time, children are placed elsewhere.
“It could be all over the state and workers have to travel to see them,” Kaifas said.
Dean Shipley can be reached at 740-852-1616, ext. 1617, on Facebook at Dean Shipley or via Twitter @DeanAShipley.
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