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Millersburg Council clarifies ODOT road work

By KEVIN LYNCH Staff Writer Published: April 22, 2017 5:00 AM

MILLERSBURG -- Clarification over what is being done by the crews working at Glen Drive and state Route 83/US Route 62 (South Washington Street) was sought by village residents.

Council member Kelly Hoffee said she received a few phone calls from residents who were unsure what is being done to the road.

Mayor Jeff Huebner explained that the project is being completely funded by the Ohio Department of Transportation, not by the village.

"The state of Ohio determined that the intersection needed to be narrowed up and re-aligned," Huebner said. "It needed to be more square. Turning right, coming off of Glen Drive, you would be looking over your left shoulder way too much. What they're doing is narrowing it out and squaring it off.

"By doing this, they are moving the stop lights in front of Good Will further south," the mayor continued.

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Village administrator Nate Troyer added that the project is an ODOT project and the village is doing what it can to help keep traffic flowing through the construction site.

"I spoke with them today and they said they hoped to have the majority of the work done (soon)," Troyer said.

The end of July mentioned in the recent newspaper article was for the contract to be completed by. "That would be a worst-case scenario," Troyer said.

In other business, Troyer reported that the Design and Review Board approved the certificate of appropriateness for HC Sports signage at 44 E. Jackson St., as well as sign panel replacement for BP at 111 E. Jackson St.

The planning and zoning committee approved a lot split by Habitat for Humanity for two lots on Massillon Road.

Troyer noted he has received several calls already about Spring Clean Up Day, which is scheduled for May 20 from 8 a.m. to noon at the Street Department Garage at 600 Walkup St.

Mosquito spraying will begin May 2 and run through October.

Plans are nearing completion and they will be reviewed this week, according to Troyer. "I would anticipate advertising for bids in the next two to four weeks, which should allow a bid award near the end of May," he said.

Trinity Christian Fellowship (Uhl Street) has requested permission and council approved for TCF's request to hold community outreach events the first Wednesday of June, July and August. June's event will be held at Old Airport Park and the July and August events will be at Clay Street Park.

Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or klynch@the-daily-record.com.


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