The Clark County Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday evening, January 8. This is the last-scheduled evening meeting for the commission. During the public address portion, resident Carlye Stewart spoke in favor of the commissioners approving additional evening meetings. She noted that she did not have an issue to bring to the table; however she “appreciated the opportunity to participate in local government”. Stewart stated that she cannot attend the daytime meetings, as they are held during the work day. Commissioners agreed to consider extending the option for evening meetings into the coming year.
When questioned on the recent approval of the Waste Transfer Station which is proposed for a Leffel Lane location and was hotly contested at the December evening session, Commissioner Rick Lohnes clarified that the commissioners approved the “concept” of a waste transfer station which is “within the scope of the plan put forth by the Solid Waste Management District” for the county. Lohnes went on to explain to the audience that the City of Springfield will be the government agency handling the approval process for the station. Lohnes noted a number of studies must be completed prior to the city considering the station location and approval.
The commissioners approved the use of the internet based GovDeals, Inc for disposal of surplus county equipment for 2014. The departments using this or other internet based systems must do so in compliance with the Ohio Revised Code stipulations that govern the length of the auction period and other requirements.
To keep the planned widening of Dayton Springfield Road (Rt 333) project on schedule, the commissioners also approved an amendment to the agreement with the Ohio Department of Transportation. The total cost of the project is estimated at $7,144,388 with approximately eighty percent coming from Federal funds. The project will include storm sewer and roadside drainage improvements, traffic signal upgrades, road surface improvements. There will be a turn lane added to the roadway from Stine Road near McDonald’s west to Philadelphia in Holiday Valley making it easier for residents of Hunter’s Glenn, Creekside Condos and Holiday Valley to access these subdivisions. The construction is planned to begin in the spring of this year with improvements stretching from the Enon limit near the Dock Restaurant westward to the railroad overpass.