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Board votes to complete renovation of McCoy Street

Northwest corner at McCoy and Hopkins will be reconfigured for improved accessibility

Jared Baker
Granville village president
Jared Baker Granville village president

GRANVILLE — The final step in Granville’s McCoy Street project will soon be underway after the village board’s vote to reconfigure the northwest corner of McCoy Street and Hopkins Avenue during its Oct. 2 meeting.

Village engineer Mike Richetta, of Chamlin & Associates, reported the work was estimated to cost $52,000. This amount includes engineering costs and a 20 percent contingency, although Richetta said the final cost could come in lower.

He added the contractor was ready, and the bulk of the project would likely take about two weeks. The work would improve accessibility to nearby businesses with ramps and a handrail. While the ADA compliant handrail is being fabricated, a temporary handrail will be installed at the entrance of the Granville National Bank.

“Let’s finish McCoy Street and be done with it,” board member Jim Petit said before they voted in approval.

Water treatment plant

Richetta said the renovation work at the village’s water treatment plant was on schedule and proceeding well. The remaining work will include two shut-downs for the plant when the new piping and brine tanks are installed and filled.

The first is anticipated during the week of Oct. 8-12, and the second will occur approximately three weeks later. He said the project should be completed by mid-November, and that the shut-downs won’t cause any water loss for residents.

Village audit results

Brandon McNeil of Hopkins and Associates presented the findings of the village’s yearly audit and said it was a clean audit, meaning the village is in compliance with all accounting standards for the fiscal year.

“Overall, the village’s financial situation is very strong with all six village funds being profitable,” he said.

Village attorney Brad Popurella later said he would soon have the new budget ready for the board’s approval.

In other board news:

• The village board welcomed new Granville Police Department Officer Derek Busch.

• Police Chief Kevin Moore reported the village would have to wait until May 2019 for a new patrol vehicle because the manufacturer wouldn’t have any available until then.

• The next village board meeting is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. on Oct. 16.

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