Eaton council adoptsODOT, other resolutions


By Kelsey Kimbler - kkimbler@registerherald.com



EATON — The City of Eaton adopted a preliminary resolution for Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) during its meeting on Monday, July 15. The resolution was for a proposed project which includes the rehabilitation of bridges over Rocky Run and Bantas Fork, by replacing the decks, and the replacement of the bridge over Leslie Run.

According to city staff, ODOT planning will continue and a final resolution will be presented in the near future, which council will adopt. A construction time frame will be announced at that point. For the bridge in the Eaton City Limits — over Rocky Run — traffic will be maintained with a traffic light.

Council also held its second reading and voted for several ordinances changing various rates and charges which will affect city residents.

First, an ordinance amending water service rates was read. This would change the rates for the following meter sizes: less than one inch, $12.57; one to two inches, $28.12; two to four inches, $89.27; and over four inches $248.96.

For all consumption in excess of 170 cubic feet, regardless of meter size, the rate would be $0.031 per cubic foot of water used.

Next, an ordinance amending water tap-in charges was read. This would change the charges for the following meter size inside the city: $540 for 5/8 inches, $627 for 3/4 inch, $1,183 for one inch, $3,602 for one to one and a half inches, $4,447 for two inches, $5,396 for three inches, $8,993 for four inches, $17,985 for six inches, and $28,776 for eight inches.

The rates for outside the city are the following: $719 for 5/8 inch, $835 for 3/4 inch, $1,576 for one inch, $4,804 for one to one and a half inches, $5,930 for two inches, $8,093 for three inches, $13,489 for four inches, $26,978 for six inches, and $43,164 for eight inches.

The first reading to amend water system capacity charges was also held. This would change charges for the following meter sizes inside the city: $188 for 5/8 inch, $235 for 3/4 inch, $353 for one inch, $647 for one to one and a half inches, $1,082 for two inches, $2,443 for three inches, $4,061 for four inches, $8,123 for six inches, $13,008 for eight inches.

The charges for outside of the city are as follows: $283 for 5/8 inch, $353 for 3/4 inch, $530 for one inch, $971 for one to one and a half inches, $1,625 for two inches, $3,708 for three inches, $6,092 for four inches, $12,184 for six inches, and $19,512 for eight inches.

A first reading to amend sewer rates was held. This would change the monthly sewer rates up to 170 cubic feet to $11.12 for users, and all usage over 170 cubic feet to $0.035 per cubic feet.

Next, an ordinance amending sewer tap-in charges was read. This would change the charges for the following meter sizes inside the city: $382 for 5/8 inch, $501 for 3/4 inch, $818 for one inch, $1,504 for one to one and a half inches, $2,507 for two inches, $5,641 for three inches, $9,401 for four inches, $18,803 for six inches, and $30,084 for eight inches.

The charges for outside of the city are as follows: $572 for 5/8 inch, $752 for 3/4 inch, $1,226 for one inch, $2,256 for one to one and a half inches, $3,761 for two inches, $8,464 for three inches, $14,116 for four inches, $28,204 for six inches, $45,126 for eight inches.

The first reading to amend sewerage system capacity charges was held. This would change the charges for the following meter sizes inside the city: $360 for 5/8 inch, $409 for 3/4 inch, $583 for one inch, $1,079 for one to one and a half inches, $1,799 for two inches, $4,049 for three inches, $6,763 for four inches, $13,527 for six inches, and $21,637 for eight inches.

The charges for outside of the city are as follows: $540 for 5/8 inch, $610 for 3/4 inch, $872 for one inch, $1,619 for one to one and a half inches, $2,698 for two inches, $6,077 for three inches, $10,148 for four inches, $20,290 for six inches, $32,466 for eight inches.

Council approved each ordinance unanimously. With no referendum presented, these rates and charges will be effective on Aug. 14.

In other business:

•Council approved a resolution authorizing the transfer of certain general revenue funds to special revenue funds. The Director of Finance was authorized to transfer funds from the General Fund to the following Special Revenue Funds; $225,000 Public Safety Fund, $16,250 Recreation Fund, $20,000 Fort Saint Clair Fund.

•The Fire and EMS report for June 2019 showed a combined response of 215 calls; 144 EMS responses, including 12 second Medic responses; and 71 fire/rescue responses; including seven general alarms. The department received mutual aid six times and provided mutual aid two times. This is an average of 7.2 calls per day for the month.

•City Manager Brad Collins updated council on the completion of the annual state audit. He also reported the walking path at Seven Mile is completed.

Eaton City Council will hold its next meeting on Monday, Aug. 19, at 6 p.m., in the City Building.

By Kelsey Kimbler

kkimbler@registerherald.com

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH