April 2017 Council Report:
The Engineering Department reports the following activities for the last month:
A total of ten (10) permits were issued:
Six (6) miscellaneous permits were issued for residential concrete work
One (1) right of way permit was issued for a commercial fiber optic cable installation
One (1) residential plumbing permit was issued
Two (2) right of way permits were issued to Dominion in connection with the gas main replacement project beginning this week on Oakwood, Chestnut, Poplar and W. Ash.
Four (4) topographic site plans from Pulte Homes were approved for sublots 130, 134, 146 and 147. An additional (6) topographic site plans were also submitted by Pulte Homes for sublots on Hawthorn Trace and are currently under review.
We prepared for and attended a Streets & Sidewalks Committee meeting in support of Ordinances 2017-57 & 68 on tonight's agenda, as well as a Utilities & Sewers Committee meeting in support of modifications to our storm water code sections 1380 & 1381. A special recognition is in order for the support of qualified individuals from Chagrin Valley Engineering and from the Cuyahoga Soil and Water Conservation District, who have been providing technical expertise to the City throughout this process.
A major milestone was achieved this past month for the Rockside Woods Boulevard N Sanitary Sewer Extension Project, as Independence Excavating, and their subcontractor DRS, Inc., successfully installed over 2500 lineal feet of sewer pipe via the Horizontal Directional Drilling process. This project is headed toward a June completion date.
Specialized Construction, Inc. began work in connection with the 2017 Crack Seal Program, and has thus far performed work on Hillside Road and E. Pleasant Valley Road.
We prepared and submitted to the NEORSD a total of seven (7) separate funding applications for reimbursement of storm water related projects totaling upwards of $270,000.00. This funding is made available by the District via their new Community Cost Share Program, funds for which are generated from their Regional Storm Water Utility.
Finally, work is nearly complete and this weekend we are set to open the widening lane on Rockside Road between Summit Park Drive and the 77 Southbound Entrance Ramp (weather permitting). Important traffic information is in the process of being prepared and disseminated to all the businesses on the corridor to notify them of the traffic pattern and operational changes, and some new traffic control elements that should improve traffic flow and minimize congestion.