City Council Votes to Move Forward on Riverview Road Sanitary Sewer Project
The council also took time on Tuesday to honor the high school’s award-winning gymnastics team and learn about new safety initiatives.
The council approved a report from the Assessment Equalization Board, acknowledging objections to the project, and approved an ordinance allowing the city to move forward on the project itself. The project will now go to bid, said council member Mike Harwood.
The sanitary sewer project will replace residents’ septic tanks with a sewer line, which can have significant costs for residents. The cost won’t be finalized until after the winning bid is accepted. At this point, any costs are just estimates, Harwood said.
In other council news:
- The council honored the Brecksville-Broadview Heights gymnastics team and their coaches for their 8th consecutive state championship title.
“This has really become a tradition,” said Council President Larry J. Potla. Potla told the team that their accomplishments will stay with them for the rest of their lives. Mayor Jerry N. Hruby echoed that statement, expanding on it to note that the dedication they learn as part of the sport will help shape them as people.
- The council learned about the mayor’s plans to purchase a portable weapons scanner for use during mayor’s court. The machine will be a walk-through unit, Hruby said, and it will only be used for court. It can be put aside for other types of public meetings, he said.
The machine is less than the mayor’s spending authority, but Hruby said he wanted to keep the council up-to-date.
- The council approved plans for Duck Creek Energy to put a second gas well on the city’s Blossom Hill property. During the building and grounds committee meeting, a representative from Duck Creek Energy, the company that runs the first well on that property, gave a presentation on the proposed well. According to the company’s website, wells do not give off any odors or make noise.