$1.4M Riverside Drive Project meeting set

Committee to review recommendation Monday

By Melanie Yingst - myingst@aimmediamidwest.com

TROY — The streets and sidewalks committee will meet to consider a recommendation regarding the Riverside Drive improvement project at 5:30 p.m. at City Hall on Monday.

According to the committee report, the recommendation includes to authorize Director of Public Service and Safety Patrick Titterington to advertise for bids and enter into a contract not to exceed $1.4 million; amend the design agreement with LJB Inc. to increase the design costs by $15,000 for an amount not to exceed $154,000 for additional design work, waive sewer tap-in fees for all property owners who agreed to the terms by Nov. 2 to connect to the city’s sewer system.

The Ohio Public Works Commission awarded the city $700,000 for the project.

According to the report, 20 of the 25 residents have agreed to connect to the city sewer main. The remaining five property owners will be required to annex and attach to the sewer main at their own cost.

The project will reconstruct 1,200 feet of Riverside Drive north of the Community Park entrance to north of Orchard Drive. Fifty percent of the project is in the county and 50 percent within the city limits. The entire project will be paid for by city funds with an including an Ohio Public Works Commission grant. The road will not be widened but will be realigned to the east along the cemetery property. The water line will be replaced with a 12-inch main. Storm water lines, curbs and catch basins will also be installed.

The recommendation includes a request for emergency legislation “to ensure minimal disruption to the fall 2019 sports schedule at Community and Duke Parks.”

Several residents expressed their concerns regarding the safety since the project moves the bike trail from the east side of the road to the west side of the road across more than a dozen drive ways. The bike trail move eliminates will eliminate the current trail’s two roadway crossings on the drive. The report includes letters of support of the bike trail move by the Chief of Police, Fire Chief and the Miami County Park District.

According to the report, if approved, the project is set to begin in April with the road closed to through traffic beginning the weekend the end of May through Aug. 1.

• An economic development committee will meet at 5 p.m. Monday to consider a recommendation to council regarding the recommendation of the Loan Review Committee for consideration of the SBD loan application from Tabernacle Brewing Company, LLC. (to be located at 214 W. Main Street) in the amount of $250,000 . Consideration includes authorizing an application to the State for a $125,000 CDBG Economic Development Grant for the project. Consideration of emergency legislation is requested.

Committee to review recommendation Monday

By Melanie Yingst