The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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July 24, 2013

Funds released, Austinburg sewer project done

JEFFERSON — Ashtabula County Commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to release escrow funds to the contractor for the Austinburg sewer project.

The measure basically signals the completion of the project, said Commissioner Dan Claypool.

“I am so happy this is over,” he said.

Commissioner Joe Moroski said he is also pleased the project is in the completion stages. The project was mandated by the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency and the majority of township residents are now tapped into the county sewer system.

Escrow funds in the amount of $91,964.13 plus accumulated interest were released to Mr. Excavator, the project contractor, and $40,600 will be refunded to the county, per the contract, for the repaving of some of the side streets.

Larry Meaney, director of the Ashtabula County Department of Environmental Services, said the construction portion of the project has been ongoing since about the middle of 2011.

“It’s been quite a long time,” he said.

Meaney said the total cost of the project was in the neighborhood of $2.8 million and was funded through multiple sources including Ohio Public Works Commission grants and money from the Army Corps of Engineers.

“We had close to a couple million in grant money,” he said.

Meaney said there are still some residents in the process of connecting to the sewer system.

The county also has a two-year maintenance bond with the contractor for anything that might happen down the road.

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