Village of Riverlea Committee on Infrastructure

Meeting minutes

August 2, 2021

The Riverlea Committee on Infrastructure met at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 2nd, 2021.  The meeting was held at 5704 Olentangy Blvd.  The meeting was posted and open to the public.  The following people were in attendance:  Marc Benevento (Chair), Dan Schlichting (Council member), Bill Charles (Street Commissioner), Steve Orenchuck (volunteer) and Greg Ross (volunteer). Scott Flores (volunteer) was unable to attend.

Meeting Agenda:

1.  Approval of minutes from May meeting (attached)
2.  Lift station generator update
3.  Funding for sanitary sewer repairs                                                                                                                                              4. Contingency plans for high-risk items from asset management plan                                                                                    5. New business

The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm.

  1. Minutes from the prior meeting had been circulated and reviewed by the committee members prior to the meeting and were approved as written.
  2. A request for non-binding proposal was circulated to seven contractors since the last meeting. Two contractors have provided estimates thus far although neither met all of the conditions of the non-binding proposal.  The proposals ranged from $5200 for a 14kW generator and components (minus installation) to $7800 for a 12kW generator installed.  Neither estimate included running the gas line and installation of a meter.  The Village will need to coordinate with Columbia Gas to have a meter placed at or near the lift station.  One contractor stated that enclosing the generator in a shed would not meet code and recommended a fence instead.                  Generators are currently in short supply.  A third contractor elected to no-quote the job since they are sold out of generators.  One of the contractors elected to quote a 12kW generator that would meet Riverlea’s needs since they had one in stock vs a 37 week lead time for the 14kW generator.  The 12kW has now sold out and with a lead time of 23 weeks.  Given the supply situation, the committee agreed that a good course of action would be to approve funds from Council to secure the generator since it appears the project can be conducted below the bidding limit.  The Chair will contact Columbia Gas to get an estimate on the cost to establish gas service to the lift station.
  3. Deadline for funding for 2022 OPWC is Sept 13. Due to the level of effort and document preparation costs, it may not make sense to pursue funding for the currently recommended repairs, but instead to determine if financial assistance would make relining the balance of the sanitary system viable.  Dan Schlichting and Steve Orenchuck will evaluate the application and make a recommendation for how to proceed.
  4. High risk items from the AMP relate to the lift station, including power failure (being addressed by the generator project) and failure of the force main that leads from the lift station to Worthington’s sewer main. A contingency or replacement plan for the force main is advisable since it is a 90 year old cast iron pipe.


The meeting was adjourned at 8:18 PM.