Village of Riverlea Committee on Infrastructure
August 5, 2019
The Riverlea Committee on Infrastructure met at 7:00 pm on Monday, August 5, 2019 in room 119 of Thomas Worthington High School. The meeting was moved to the library since the meeting room was locked and unavailable for use. The meeting was posted and open to the public. The following people were in attendance: Marc Benevento (Chair), Bill Charles (Street Commissioner), Chad Lowe (council member), Greg Ross (volunteer), and Scott Flores (volunteer). Eric MacGilvray (Mayor) and Jim Dippel of Burgess and Niple attended as a guest of the Committee to share updates on the infrastructure project design work. Resident Jim Favret of 5690 Olentangy also attended the meeting.
The following agenda was shared via e-mail prior to the meeting:
1. Approval of July meeting minutes
2. Update on 5690 Olentangy drainage issue
3. Tree planting program action plan
4. New business
The meeting was called to order at 7:05 pm. The chairperson volunteered to take minutes. Meeting minutes from the June 2019 meeting had been circulated ahead of time and discussed. The mayor pointed out that the check for hydrant parts was made out to Central Ohio Hydrant, not B&N. The minutes were approved with that change.
Update on 5690 Olentangy drainage issue:
Following internal review and consultation with Shelly paving, B&N feels that correcting the street crown alone would not guarantee to prevent water from entering the drive at 5690 Olentangy because the apron is level with the street surface. B&N recommended raising and crowning the apron, either alone or in conjunction with correction of the street crown. Bringing the street crown within specification would be the responsibility of the contractor, while the cost of raising the apron would fall to the Village. These solutions would be less intrusive than cutting the street and curb and installing an additional drain to the storm sewer. The committee agreed that both solutions should be implemented. Jim Favret indicated that he may be willing to share in the cost if it would improve the chances of getting the work done. B&N agreed to provide a cost estimate and the committee will make a recommendation to Council to fund this repair at the August meeting.
Tree program plan:
In order to pull forward the order entry to Peabody, the deadline for residents to order was pulled forward one week to August 1st. The order form will be updated and provided to Peabody for review and comment. Volunteers will distribute the forms by hand on August 17-18, which will allow residents two weeks to respond. Greg Ross, Dan Schlichting, Chad Lowe, Eric MacGilvray, and Marc Benevento volunteered to distribute forms. Forms will be mailed to the owners of the apartments on High Street to allow them to participate. Forms will also be available on-line for download. Scott Flores and Dan Schlichting volunteered to assist in the processing of orders if necessary.
The meeting was adjourned at 7:45 PM.