Mayor Craig Stough began the agenda of the Dec. 5 meeting of Sylvania City Council by offering a proclamation declaring Dec. 5 as Tyler Pawlicki Day and Dec. 6 as Carys Bourbeau Day. The two Southview seniors were each named to OHSAA All-Ohio First Teams, All-District First Teams, and Northern Lakes League First Teams for boys and girls soccer, respectively.
In other business, the city of Sylvania’s Director of Public Service Kevin Aller outlined several issues regarding the Monroe Street-Silica Drive and bridge replacement project.
City Council authorized Aller to advertise for Letters of Interest for ODOT-qualified construction management services.
The proposal of Tetra Tech to provide engineering services in the amount of $17,101, which was an anticipated cost and part of the 2022 capital improvement budget, was approved.
In addition, Aller’s requests for right-of-way acquisitions were approved. The first was for $4,200 for a temporary construction easement from Emro Marketing Company; and the second was a $16,530 proposal for a temporary construction easement with Pennsylvania Lines, LLC n/k/a Norfolk Southern Railway Company. Aller’s request of $10,100 for additional right-of-way acquisition services by West Erie Realty Solutions was also approved. Mayor Stough commended Aller and Deputy Director Joe Shaw and staff for their success in obtaining a PUCO grant of $300,000. This will help defray the cost of replacing the railroad gates that are part of the Monroe Street widening project.
Before adjourning the meeting, Mayor Stough gave a brief presentation of his trip to Sylvania’s Sister City Woodstock, Ontario, Canada for the holiday festivities and the Santa Claus parade the weekend of Dec. 2 through Dec. 4. “We also celebrated our 30th anniversary of the signing of our Sister Cities agreement. It was all very rewarding,” he reported. Sylvania Town Crier Mike Lieber, members of the Sylvania Sister Cities Commission along with representatives from the Sylvania Senior Center and Sylvania Arts were part of the delegation.
The next meeting of Sylvania City Council will be held Dec. 19 at 7:30 pm.