By Kalea Hall
Canfield Township trustees instructed their administrator to apply for funding with the Ohio Public Works Commission for catch- basin and storm-sewer line replacement projects in residential developments.
The applications must be submitted to OPWC by Sept. 6.
One of the projects deals with replacing all catch basins in the Tippecanoe Estates development off Tippecanoe Road.
The brick basins are old, causing sinkholes, flooding and road problems, township officials said at Tuesday’s meeting. Catch basins typically are made of concrete. The Pebble Beach Drive area inside Tippecanoe Estates also has shown signs of flood erosion.
“They [catch basins] are old, and the mortar is cracked and then some of the basins collapse,” said Keith Rogers, township administrator.
The township has been attempting to fix certain roads in the development, but the catch basins need to be replaced.
The project’s estimated cost and how long it would take to make the repairs still needs to be finalized. The township could pay 60 percent and the state would cover 40 percent, or the township could pay 40 percent, the state 40 percent, and the rest would be covered by a loan.
Another project trustees discussed was replacement of rotting storm sewer lines on Pheasant Run Drive, causing flooding and other problems, Rogers said.
This project is expected to cost approximately $90,000.
The township would pay 60 percent and the state would pay 40 percent for the replacement.
Trustees also approved hiring Butch & McCree Paving Inc. of Hillsville, Pa., to pave St. Ursula Drive, Garda Lane, St. Rosario Drive, Whispering Meadows, St. Angela Place, Revere Run, Dorado Beach Drive from Shields Road to Villa Rosa Drive, and the driveways of the Canfield Township Public Works Commission and the Cardinal Joint Fire Station II at a cost of $261,636.