Engineer: Dan Thornton, P.E.
631 S Myrtle Ave
P O Box 367
Willard, OH 44890
The Public Works Department is responsible for the management of the City's infrastructure system, which includes streets, sanitary and storm sewers, water lines and traffic signals.
We provide engineering services and contract administration for capital improvements, infrastructure replacement and maintenance. The department also reviews and approves subdivisions and maintains records for all infrastructures.
US 224 SIDEWALK AND PEDESTRIAN IMPROVEMENTS
On September 30, 2020, the City received notice that our Safety Funding request for the pedestrian improvements along US 224 was approved. ODOT’s safety funding review committee of the PID/Abbreviated Application No. D03-2020-013 - HUR-US-224; 5.15 to 6.32, made the decision to Award: $491,600.00 for this project. Normally ODOT funds 90% of the project and the community pays for 10% but this project will be funded at 100% by ODOT. The process moving through the design and reviews takes longer than a normal project and we most likely will not see construction until 2023.
WATER TREATMENT SYSTEM IMPROVEMENTS
The City completed a water system analysis to identify where our water system needs improved. We are now currently getting ready to enter the engineering phase in the process of designing those identified improvements to our water system. These improvements will occur at the water plant itself and the reservoir. We are working with the Ohio EPA on securing loan money in the amount of approximately five million dollars for this project. We expect to be able to qualify for a zero percent interest loan for the engineering and improvements.
OHIO PUBLIC WORKS COMMISSION PROJECTS
Every year we apply for a grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission. This grant money is competitively awarded and every year for over the last ten years we have won a portion of that grant money. We are happy to report that the City’s 2021 Street Improvements project has been recommended for approval by the Engineering Subcommittee. The Executive and Integrating Committees will be voting in early January on all the projects submitted.
The project is a request for the 2021 Street Paving project to include Keefer St. from Washington St. to B & O Pike, Emerald St. from Main St. to Park St., Euclid St. from Tiffin St. to Pearl St., Howard St. from Euclid St. to Park St. and High St. from Ash St. to the east end. The project cost is estimated to be $363,750 with $100,000 as grant and $114,612 as loan and $149,138 as local match.
We are also participating with Huron County on a joint project to resurface Townline 12 Road from Niver Road (section that goes north off Townline 12) to SR 99. It is proposed to mill 2”, do any base repairs as needed and resurface with 3” of asphalt and include replacement of some of the guardrail and all new signage and paint markings. The City’s share would be approximately $37,000.
ODOT - District 3
Huron County Engineering
Nature Works Grants
Federal Wage Rates
State Wage Rates