Eaton Assistant City Manager reports on projects

By Kelsey Kimbler -

EATON — During Eaton City Council’s meeting on Monday, Jan. 21, Assistant City Manager Joseph Ferriell updated council on ongoing projects. He discussed the status of the water tower painting, Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT Paving, municipal paving, and other projects.

•According to Ferriell, the water tower project is “basically completed.” City staff has been working on painting the tower, which required it to be drained. The water tower is full of water once again and is being used. The seal will need to be painted onto the tower in the spring, which will once again require it to be drained.

•Planning board handled one home occupation application, a conditional use impound lot, rezoning of a property from R-1B to R-2, four electronic signs, and one mural.

•There will be approximately 3.5 miles of ODOT paving for 2019. They will be paving Main Street from East Avenue to Y-intersection, Richmond Pike from Y-intersection to rail road crossing, and 732 from Camden Road to South Barron Street. This project will go out to bid on Feb. 21. Construction will be held between May and October of 2019.

•City crews have been working on paving various streets and alleys.

•Eaton Bark Park opened on July 14 in a collaboration with Dayton YWCA for the Purple Paws: Pets Against Domestic Violence event. There were 150 people and three dozen dogs in attendance.

•The city is working with Preble Trails, Eaton Community Schools, and ODOT for Safe Routes to School. In August, the xity found out they had been awarded $200,000 for the project, which is slated for 2021.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 637-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 637-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH