An addition to Lake Christi Meadows northwest of Defiance was one matter of a number of at county commissioners’ assembly Monday.
In addition they mentioned funding for future U.S. 24 security enhancements and an upcoming highway rebuild in Milford Township (see associated story, proper).
On Lake Christi’s enlargement, property proprietor/developer Terry Beilharz met Monday with commissioners to debate preliminary administrative duties similar to assessments for doable sanitary sewer enhancements.
Beilharz is proposing the event of 17-22 heaps with new houses, and he plans to petition for development of an extension on Leisure Shores Drive to serve them.
Regarding different infrastructure, he questioned the $35 price per lot evaluation for a sewer readiness-to-serve cost. The place a number of heaps are involved this quantity provides up and could also be “deterring” improvement in some instances, he opined.
Beilharz prompt having this quantity deferred for a 12 months or two or till the sewer is related.
Nevertheless, Commissioner Mick Pocratsky countered that upkeep prices proceed whereas improvement is pending. He mentioned the $35 payment is decrease than what a latest research beneficial.
Whereas the Lake Christi Meadows improvement continues within the preliminary planning phases, county officers will meet with their contracted engineer (Poggemeyer Design Group) to think about what upgrades is likely to be wanted and the way this might be assessed to property house owners.
On one other matter Monday, commissioners met with members of the Brunersburg Water and Sewer District board to debate choices for developing two new water traces north of Defiance.
The plan is to assemble traces on Christy and Flory roads to supply a looped system. This can assist alleviate Ohio EPA (OEPA) considerations about trihalomethanes (THMs), a therapy course of by-product deemed by the environmental company to be dangerous to sure segments of the inhabitants.
The water district is going through OEPA necessities to remove THMs in its system.
Commissioner Mick Pocratsky informed board members that the county can present $2.1 million in American Reascue Plan Act funds for the undertaking. He mentioned the county might prepare the undertaking or — in what Pocratsky known as the best choice — provide the water district with the cash to handle it.
Wes Zwiebel of the water district board famous that the undertaking has been beneath dialogue for a while and will probably be thought-about throughout a board assembly tonight.
In different enterprise Monday, commissioners:
• met with Defiance County Treasurer Vickie Myers for a month-to-month replace. She famous that county investments whole $69,784,773.50 with year-to-date curiosity of $266,176.73. Too, she knowledgeable commissioners that $66 million was billed out for 2022 actual estates taxes with $32,210,798 collected. Delinquent property taxes — minus the Rover Pipeline quantity (greater than $10 million as a result of a dispute with the corporate) — totaled simply over $300,000.
• acquired an summary of landfill operations from Defiance County Engineer Warren Schlatter, who manages the power.