DELPHOS — City Council learned during Monday’s meeting the paving project on Elida Avenue is stalled while waiting for an asphalt grinder.
Safety Service Director Greg Berquist said Bluffton Paving has started the project with widening the roadway from Summers Lane east to the corporation limit and will begin grinding the existing asphalt once the machinery is available. Paving will follow with temporary roadway markings, which will be done permanently once the asphalt is cured.
Berquist added that Allen County Engineers would like the new paving to meet where a previous county project ended on Elida Road and the county will pick up the added cost. Council approved the request.
Berquist was also granted permission to participate in a feasibility grant to study centralized dispatching for police, fire and EMS and to apply for a Water Improvement Revolving Loan to install a water service loop on Gressel Drive connecting to Marsh Avenue. Berquist said the loop will provide greater fire safety for the area and better water quality for food manufacturing.
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