Riverlea Infrastructure Committee

Village of Riverlea Infrastructure Committee members, news, meeting schedule and more can be found in the tabs below.

Infrastructure Committee

The Infrastructure Committee is responsible for monitoring the condition of the Village infrastructure, and for developing strategies to fund and perform any necessary repairs. The committee is composed of two Council members (one of whom serves as Chair), at least two residents, and the Street Commissioner.


Marc Benevento, Council Member (Chair)

Bill Charles, Street Commissioner

Chad Lowe, Council Member

Scott Flores, resident

Greg Ross, resident

Dan Schlichting, resident

News & Updates

To be sure you have the latest construction information, check construction updates regularly, and register for Riverlea Village communications if you have not already done so.

Answers to some frequently asked questions about the project appear below:

  1. How long will the project last?

Work has been suspended for winter.  Riverlea’s infrastructure project is expected to resume in mid-April 2019 and be completed in early June 2019.    When the weather warms, crews will return to add topsoil to disturbed areas and conduct final grading and seeding.  Crews will also be repairing damage that occurred during the project.  Once these items have been completed, the final layer of pavement will be applied to the streets.  Updated project information can be found on the “Construction Updates” page of the Village website.

  1. When should I replant my lawn?

The contractor will replace topsoil, regrade disturbed areas, and re-seed lawns at the conclusion of the project.  This is anticipated to occur in April or May 2019.

  1. Can I remove the colored stakes in my yard?

Please do not remove the stakes that have been placed in the yard.  These mark the position of utilities, sanitary sewers, and work limits, and need to stay in place for the duration of the project.  If the stakes are removed, they have to be re-marked, which adds to our overall project cost.

When you or a service provider mow your lawn, please work around the stakes or replace the stakes them when you are finished.

  1. There is gravel in my lawn.  How can I cut my grass?

Since there is additional work to be performed in the right of way, the contractor will not remove rocks and gravel until final grading and dressing at the end of the project.  In the meantime, please exercise caution if you feel the need to mow in or near these areas.  Property owners may want to rake gravel and rocks toward the curb to make mowing easier.  It may be more appropriate to use  a grass / weed trimmer in rocky or uneven areas until final grading and seeding occurs.

  1. Can I use my irrigation system if the lines have been capped?

Yes, the purpose of the caps is to allow the irrigation system to be turned on during the project.  However, the number of heads that will function will depend upon the layout of the water supply to your irrigation system.  It is advisable to check your system for leaks and function when it is activated this spring.

  1. Why do the new water valves sit so high above grade?

The water valves will be adjusted to match the level of the yard when final grading is performed at the end of the project.

7. What if my property has been damaged as a result of the construction?

The condition of all properties in the village was documented on video prior to the start of the project.  Damage that has occurred as a result of the project is the responsibility of and will be repaired by the contractor.  You can report damage directly to the contractor or provide details to any member of Riverlea Council.  Riverlea is creating an aggregated list of concerns that will be forwarded to the contractor toward the end of the project.  This information includes address, contact information, a description of the damage, and photographs of present condition.

     8. What if I have a question that isn’t on this list?

If you have other questions or concerns regarding the project, please contact Mayor Eric MacGilvray, Council Member and Infrastructure Committee Chair Marc Benevento, or Street Commissioner Bill Charles.

Meeting Schedule

The committee meets at 7:00 pm on the first Monday of each month except as noted in the Resident Calendar. Meetings are held at Thomas Worthington High School, 300 W Dublin Granville Rd, Worthington.

The next meeting will be held at 7 PM on Monday, May 6th in Room 119 of Thomas Worthington High School.

2019 Meeting Schedule

January 7, 2019
February 4, 2019
March 11, 2019
May 6, 2019
June 3, 2019
July 1, 2019
August 5, 2019
September 2, 2019
October 7, 2019
November 4, 2019
December 2, 2019

Archived Infrastructure Committee Minutes

Year 2019

February 4 minutes  ||  March 11 minutes

Year 2017

September 11 minutes  ||  August 7 minutes  ||  June 12 minutes || April 6 minutes || February 6 minutes

Year 2016

July 11 minutes || May 2 minutes || April 4 minutes || February 29 minutes

Year 2014

October 28 Memorandum || August 11 minutes || June 23 minutes || June 9minutes

Year 2012

August 20 presentation || May 3 minutes || April 12 minutes || March 8 minutes