Sewer projects OK’d

WARREN — Trumbull County commissioners Wednesday approved the fifth phase of the Little Squaw Creek sewer improvement project in Vienna and the Belmont Park sanitary sewer project in Liberty.

The projects were recommended by the Trumbull County Sanitary Engineer’s Office.

The Liberty project will start on state Route 193 at the Tibbetts Wick Road intersection and extend west along the northside of Tibbetts Wick 1,097 feet to the Pleasant Valley Road intersection. The area is known as the Belmont Park neighborhood and includes portions of Garfield, Liberty, Park, Lincoln, Harding and Wilson avenues, Edwards Street, Naylor Lloyd and Tibbetts Wick roads, and state Route 193 and is likely to begin in May.

The Liberty project is expected to take 180 days to complete and is needed to correct failed septic systems. The main line part of the project is being financed through a $750,000 Ohio Public Works Commission grant, a $250,000 Appalachian Regional Commission grant, a $550,000 Community Development Block Grant, a zero percent loan of $1.56 million through the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, $33,000 from costs paid by the metropolitan district and a $275,000 fair share contribution from Shepherd of the Valley, which is under construction on Tibbetts Wick Road.