By Dan Spalding
WARSAW – Reconstruction of two streets in the Hodges addition is planned for this summer, according to Warsaw Street Superintendent Jeff Beeler.
The work is expected to begin this summer and will be the first of three similar projects in the area, Beeler said Friday at the city board of works meeting.
Cost of the first phase is expected to be close to $1 million, with half of that – $497,822 – coming from a Community Crossing grant from the state.
Members of the Warsaw Board of Works, meeting online Friday, May 1, approved a contract with the state for use of the grant.
Lincoln Drive is a two-block street off Lincoln Street that deadends. North Johnson Street extends north of Lincoln Drive.
The work will include new streets, drainage and sidewalks. All new driveway entrances are also planned.
Beeler said the work should be done by Nov. 1.
Mayor Joe Thallemer said they will work with neighbors in letting them know details as the project moves closer. Whether that is a neighborhood meeting or letters to each residence is still yet to be decided.
Lindberg and Lincoln streets will be part of the other two phases, but no timetable has been set.
In another matter, the board approved plans for a licensing agreement to use the Clearly Kosciusko logo that is part of a marketing and branding project initiated by Lilly Lakes & Streams and KEDCo.
Staci Young, the assistant to the mayor, said the City would like to participate in the branding effort, especially through their social media.
“It is an important way to promote our greater community in a unified way and communicate to the world around us why our community is the place to be,” Young said in a prepared statement to the board.