TWINSBURG TOWNSHIP — Phases III and IV of the Marwell Estates road reconstruction project will get under way once again after Trustees awarded a $1.92 million contract Feb. 28.
Of six bids received, Trustees chose Tri Mor Corp. to do the work. The firm is located on North Boyle Parkway in the township, and has been in business for more than 25 years.
According to township manager Rob Kagler, the project includes excavation of certain existing roadways in the allotment, construction of curbs and gutters and sidewalks, and replacement of driveway aprons.
Streets to be included include the entirety of Isabel, Myrna and Timber avenues, and the portion of Estate Avenue located in the subdivision. Construction should begin in late March or early April and conclude in September or October.
The project is a continuation of work which has been under way for the last several years. Last year, M. Campbell Contracting completed Phase II, which also included construction of a storm sewer system and erosion control measures.
Kagler said the total costs for Phases I and II amounted to $2.4 million.
Trustees on Feb. 28 also approved an agreement with Drees Homes for the latter to purchase up to 12 township-owned lots in Marwell Estates as part of the township’s effort to improve the neighborhood.
The township now owns 18 lots — six of which are used for water detention and retention basins and 12 still to be sold for single-family home construction.
"Construction of new homes on vacant lots is entirely consistent with the township’s planning and investments to improve the quality of home stock available throughout the township," said Trustee Chairperson Jim Balogh.
"Drees Homes is proud to join Twinsburg Township on this exciting project," said Drees Homes division president Jen Zabkar.
"Investment by both public and private partners is a cornerstone toward community improvement, and Drees Homes is honored to be a part of this trend."
Marwell Estates was developed in 1956 by Isabel Maranville and A.L. Honeywell, and includes 103, 1/2-acre or larger lots, plus A.W. Robertson Park.
According to township officials, recent neighborhood improvements include water and sanitary sewer lines, flood mitigation, playground equipment and paths, new roads and sidewalks and house demolition and rehabilitation.
In other matters recently, Trustees OK’d paying ETA Development $43,551 to demolish a house on Tiber Avenue, and advancing $114,699 from the general fund to the Hadden Road reconstruction project fund so the contractor can be paid.
Trustees also approved posting the sale of a surplus 2011 International 4400 truck on Govdeals.com, and a request by the Twinsburg Ministerial Association to use Township Square for Good Friday services March 30 from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.
A resolution was adopted to authorize participation in the Ohio Department of Transportation cooperative purchasing program so the township can seek bids for equipment from state-approved vendors.
It was noted the last time the township authorized participation in the program was four years ago, and trustees are looking to perhaps purchase a dump truck from one of the approved bidders later this year.
Also adopted was a resolution to approve a preliminary term sheet regarding a proposed state infrastructure bank loan agreement with ODOT.
The next regular Board of Trustees meeting is Wednesday, March 21 at Township Hall.
Meanwhile, the Summit County Sheriff’s Department’s 2017 annual report reveals there were 6,416 calls for service in Twinsburg Township, with 96 arrests made and 343 traffic citations given.
Reporter Ken Lahmers can be reached at 330-541-9400 ext. 4189 or firstname.lastname@example.org