The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

Local News

November 14, 2012

Other projects will replace resurfacing for Public Works

CONNEAUT —  Plenty of other projects will take the place of resurfacing work for Conneaut’s Public Works Department next year, according to City Manager Tim Eggleston.

Based on an advance copy of the report Eggleston was scheduled to deliver at Tuesday night’s City Council meeting, administrators will be compiling a list of work to fill the void created by the loss of large-scale paving program. Voters last week rejected a 10-year, 2.75-mill street/road maintenance levy that officials said was critical to future projects. Without the levy, paving would come to a halt, municipal leaders said.

The measure failed by 175 unofficial votes out of 4,525 cast.

In Eggleston’s report, he said department supervisors were already finding work for Public Works crews in 2013. Ditching work on the city’s secondary roads is high on the list, along with filling cracks on routes 7, 20 and 531. Employees may also spend time grinding up stumps on city tree lawns. Harbor Street could see some repairs, but only in conjunction with a sewer replacement project.

“Pot holes will be maintained to the best of our ability,” Eggleston said in his report.

For the past seven years, the bulk of the city’s repaving projects had been financed through a .15-percent municipal income tax increase. That increase expires at the end of the year.

Text Only
Local News
Canoe Race and Ashtabula Easter Events
Good Friday Cross Walks and Easter Egg Hunts
Spring Comes Alive
Ashtabula Spring Cleaning
The Taping of the Teacher: A sticky Sitation
Saturday Fun in Ashtabula County March 22, 2014
American Red Cross Ashtabula County Heroes Breakfast
Rotary Club Dodge Ball Tournament
18th Annual Polar Bear Plunge at Geneva State Park
End of year weather extremes
Christmas 2013
Harpersfield Barn Fire
Route 11 Rescue Plymouth Township
Ashtabula Fire
House Ads
AP Video
NDN Video
Jabari Parker's Top 5 Plays From Duke Career Kourtney Kardashian Is a Bikini Babe More Manpower Than Ever Expected At 4/20 Rally Debunk'd: Miley Cyrus AIDS, Cheeseburgers Cause Cancer, Military Warning Bill Previewing the NBA playoffs Raw: Orthodox Christians Observe Easter Rite My name is Cocaine Raw: Space X Launches to Space Station Lohan Gets Candid About Her Sex List The 2014 New York Auto Show Meet Johnny Manziel's New Girlfriend Chelsea Clinton Announces Pregnancy Funny: Celebrating Easter with Martha Stewart and Friends Man Accuses 'X-Men' Director Bryan Singer of Sexually Abusing Him As a Teenager Man hit with $525 federal fine after he doesn't pay for soda refill Lea Michele & Naya Rivera Feuding? Jabari Parker declares for the NBA draft Singing Nun Belts Out Cyndi Lauper New West, Texas Explosion Video Swim Daily, Throwback Thursday