LISBON - The engineering firm of Dallis Dawson & Associates was officially hired by Village Council to oversee the $1.6 million storm sewer separation project on East Chestnut and Moore streets.
The firm, which will be paid $103,100, has served as the consulting engineer on other village storm sewer projects in recent years. Council selected Dallis Dawson as the engineer for this project at its last meeting but had yet to ratify the contract.
Jon Blair Jr. of Dallis Dawson attended the meeting and told council this may be the last of the state-mandated storm sewer projects in the village, depending on the results of additional overflow monitoring tests.
Storm sewers are to be installed along East Chestnut Street, from Jefferson Street to Moore Street, and then along Moore Street to East Lincoln way
In other action:
- Council agreed pay $500 for the fire department to replace a deteriorated steel door. The total cost is expected to be $1,500, with Center and Elkrun townships also contributing $500 because they are also served by the fire department.
- Cemetery Board President Barry James reported that cemetery clerk Peggy Dotson is retiring after nearly 25 years. James said he would need to meet with council cemetery committee to discuss hiring a replacement.
-Village Solicitor Virginia Barborak reported she had begun the title work on a fire damaged home on West Washington Street in preparation for taking legal action to have the abandoned property razed.
Councilwoman Mary Ann Gray reported someone has begun tearing down the house, and Barborak said the property owner visited her and advised her of the same. Barborak was told to continue with the lawsuit because the owner might halt his efforts, and she said she would give him a deadline.
- Council voted to designate April 27-28 a community-wide yard sale in advance of the community clean up day scheduled for May 5.
- Councilman Joe Morenz reported the rental fee for use of the Willow Grove Park pavilion has been reinstated now that electrical service to the pavilion has been restored.
- Council agreed to spend up to $900 to purchase specialty mulch for the Play Town playground after a new local youth outreach group led by Phil Bartholomew offered to do the work.