Cortland plans for road, waterline projects

CORTLAND — City council has given the needed approval to seek funding to proceed with road paving and waterline projects in 2019.

Council at their meeting Monday approved submitting an application to the Ohio Public Works Commission state capital improvement and transportation program for street paving.

Mayor Jim Woofter said streets scheduled for paving are South Colonial Drive, Arbor Street and Rosewae Avenue in their entirety and Woodview Drive from Russell Avenue to Cricket Lane. Total project cost is $192,310.

The city also is planning waterline replacement projects on North Mecca and Cedar drives.

The city will seek OPWC funds for the North Mecca waterline project at $575,000 and funds for the Cedar Drive waterline project at $267,000.

The Cedar Drive project will help improve delivery of water along Cedar to Stonewood and Maplewood drives. The North Mecca project will improve water delivery along the street to the northern corporation limits.

In other business, council:

• Heard from Woofter he will have a resolution prepared for the Dec. 17 meeting to show support for the General Motors Lordstown plant and its employees;

• Purchased portable traffic speed displays fromAll Traffic Solutions Inc. for letting drivers know what speed they are going and to slow down. Cost is not to exceed $4,690. Woofter said the displays will be set up at the parks and other locations;

• Entered into an agreement with iamGIS Group LLC for asset management / GIS software and services for the city’s water system for one year at cost not to exceed $5,000. The city identified the need for surverying the water system components as required by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency asset management regulations for the city’s water system.