WARSAW — There was no new or unfinished business discussed during the Warsaw Common Council meeting held on Monday, June 5. Instead, the meeting was used to hear an update on the road projects and funding provided with help from the 2016 Community Crossings Grant.
Jeff Beeler, public works superintendent, led the discussion. He explained that the city recently received the 50/50 matching grant they applied for in 2016. This money is still being spent and when finished will help at least one-third of Warsaw’s roads.
The funding and projects were chosen based on an asset management plan that is required to receive the grant. This identifies the roads within the town that need the repairs the most. The projects were spread out as evenly as possible within the city and its districts. Out of the projects, 11.8 miles of crack seal were identified, .96 miles of hot mix and 14.4 miles of micro seal. Multiple roads were also identified for rejuvenation to extend the life of the road.
Beeler explained that the 2017 Community Crossings Grant is due on July 14. Between now and that date, the Public Works Department must identify projects for completion next year. The department is applying for around $1 million, which means the projects would total $2 million due to the 50/50 matching grant.
The department is also working on providing an online map where residents can check when road work is scheduled in their area. This would be available on the city’s website when completed.
In other news:
- Ann Cottongrim with AIM was present to give an update on the town’s medical trust.
- The first quarterly Comcast Franchise Fee report was presented.
- The board approved the recommendation made by the Redevelopment Commission for no excess funds to pass through the TIF Districts.