Council hears update on city projects

By Karen Cornelius

Vermilion City Council met on Monday, September 25, and heard about a wrap-up of some city projects from service director Tony Valerius covering Edison Estates, catch basins, and patching of streets.


He stated that as the construction season winds down, he wanted to report on some of the projects that are getting wrapped up. Short of a little dura-patching, the Edison Estates project is completely done, having been crack sealed this past week. The work on several catch basins and concrete street repairs finished up on Monday, September 25, with a curb replacement in front of Dairy Dock, and an outfall on West River Road being completely replaced due to the fact it was rotted out and eroding the cliffside. Valerius also said a catch basin was installed in that location in order to eliminate a smaller outfall. Within the next couple of weeks, an asphalt contractor will be going around patching the streets where main breaks have occurred, he stated.


City engineer Lynn Miggins added that due to the great weather, paving on Birchview should be complete by the end of the week.


With the 2017 season closing, councilman Jim Forthofer was looking toward street projects for 2018. He reminded council members to send in their lists of the top three worst streets in their wards which need fixed. He asked they go to clerk of council Gwen Fisher by October 10 so she could consolidate them and send them on to city engineer Miggins. The city engineer could add her streets as well. Then, council members could start discussing street priorities at the October 16 Streets Committee meeting. “It’s a starting point,” said Forthofer.


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