Infrastructure Committee Meeting

February 6, 2017

The Riverlea Committee on Infrastructure met at 7:00 pm on February 6, 2016 at the Community Church of Christ at 110 Park St. The location was not available at meeting time, so the attendees moved to 679C High Street at 7:15 pm. The following people were in attendance: Marc Benevento(Chair-Council member), Chad Lowe (Council), and Greg Ross (volunteer).

The following tentative agenda was shared via e-mail prior to the meeting:

  1. Review 2017 project schedule
  2. Review preliminary water line design
  3. Discuss committee goals and meeting schedule for 217

At 7:25 pm, the meeting was called to order. Marc Benevento volunteered to take meeting minutes.

  1. 2017 project schedule
    The following were identified as key dates in the project schedule.

    30% design review (to be presented to Riverlea Council in February)
    90% design review
    Final design
    Solicit bids
    Award contracts
  2. Review preliminary water line design
    Due to changes in building codes that have occurred since Riverlea’s original water lines were installed, most of the new system will be installed behind the curb rather than beneath the roadway. The location of the mains is related to the allowable proximity to other infrastructure, such as storm and sanitary sewers. The preliminary design shows the water mains running in the easement behind the curbs as follows:

    West of Olentangy, Dover, and Falmouth
    South of Southington
    North of Riverglen, Beverly, and Frontenac
    Water lines will remain beneath the streets elsewhere.

    Care is being take to avoid large obstacles, such as mature trees, if it is possible to do so while remaining within the easement. Driveway aprons will be replaced as part of the project. One location has been identified where a water main would be located outside an existing easement. Riverlea is working with the design firm and the homeowner to identify a solution.

  3. 2017 Infrastructure Committee Goals & Meeting Schedule
    Committee members agreed the primary goal of this year would be to provide input on design decisions that would affect residents and impact the overall project cost. The committee agreed to meet to discuss the 30% design, 90% design, and to discuss the outcome of the bidding process to assist in development of a communique to residents. Meetings will be held in March, July or August, and November or December (3 meetings totai). It was also recommended that residents be informed of design progress and issues that may affect them periodically throughout the year. The primary issue that has been identified to date is management of sump pump effluent that empties into the gutter. Although this is not a common practice in the Village, significant street damage is caused when outflows from sump pumps freeze and thaw in the winter. Much of the recent street repair was in these locations. Options to alleviate this problem include addition of a sump pump drainage system, or rerouting the outflow. A cost /benefit analysis of the options will be part of the design process.

Next meeting: 7:00 pm on Monday, March 6.

The meeting adjourned at 7:50 pm