FREDERICKTOWN — The Fredericktown Village Council met Monday night and discussed several ordinances and resolutions, passing one after declaring it an emergency.
The council had the first reading of ordinance 2019-22, which was resolution awarding the 2019 street improvement project to Ambry Asphalt.
After the first reading, the council declared it an emergency, waived the remaining readings and passed it. The suggestion was made to accelerate it so the project could be completed before the weather got colder.
In a hearing on May 29, Ambry submitted the lowest bid for the project — $90,233 — and by declaring it an emergency, the project of paving, striping and cleaning up afterward can start as soon as possible.
Ambry’s work will consist primarily on repaving Simons Avenue; milling and repaving Gift Alley and repairing and repaving several areas of Bollinger Drive and West Sandusky Street.
Council also had a third reading of the ordinance to repeal and then re-enact code section 521.081, which concerns inoperable and unlicensed vehicles.
The reenacted version had slight revisions and it concerns having vehicles that did not display a valid and current license plate or were wrecked or partially wrecked, dismantled or generally unlicensed or inoperable. Part of the ordinance would initiate removal of said vehicles.
Village Administrator Bruce Snell summarized his administrator’s report and, along with councilman Bill Van Nostrand, talked more about the village revitalization plans.
In his report, Snell said that he and the village would be notified in the fall whether or not they will receive the $922,235 in grant funding that would be applied toward the streetscape project, which includes replacement of sidewalks to ADA compliance, moving overhead utilities underground, replacing traffic signals and masts and replacing street lights. Dates and times for the construction of the project won’t be determined until after the grant funding has been awarded, which would be by the fall of 2019 at the earliest.
Van Nostrand then mentioned that Heritage Ohio had visited and toured the village last Wednesday and then would take around 45 days to write reports before revisiting with suggestions to improve the downtown area between the square and the mill.