Project updates given at Silver Creek board meeting

SILVER CREEK – The Silver Creek Village Board was updated on various projects throughout the village during its meeting on Tuesday.

Mayor Nick Piccolo mentioned the inflow and infiltration project throughout the village is “coming to a close.” Blacktopping is also wrapping up on Christy and Lafayette streets and Jaekle Avenue.

“Jaekle and Christy are done,” Piccolo added. “Jaekle looks nice because they don’t have the crown in the middle and the same for Christy, so I think that’s going to alleviate some of the water going into the driveways and everything once we get the finished coat.”

Various punch list items remain, however, including landscaping Lafayette and fixing up sidewalks around the village for the I&I project; a meeting with the contractor will be set up to go over the final punch list in the near future.

Minor flooding has also been alleviated in the Karen Drive area, where a quick relief was deemed necessary, according to Piccolo.

“We decided a quick relief at this time was to … dig some trenches, and what it did was it opened up the water flowing, and the water was finally flowing into the outlet, especially down there on Parkway and Rix Place,” he said. “It went out right into the creek, which it hadn’t been because there was nothing coming in.”

Piccolo added an additional ditch was dug along the opposite side of Parkway. An additional drop still needs to be created halfway up Karen Drive though.

Trustee Warren Kelly updated the board on the project with Wendel engineers at the wastewater treatment plant; Frey Electric has completed its work, minus punch list items, and the replacement heaters are in. Water and Wastewater Supervisor Herm Griewisch added the bar screen is being installed now and a refurbished tank is being transferred out.

Piccolo also announced he received a letter from the county stating Silver Creek has qualified for the 2 percent bed tax money for the Walnut Creek streambank protection project near the downtown park and the footbridge.

“This will be the last one we’ll be eligible for, I believe it’s for three years, and then we can go back on the list because we’ve received three grants: by the ballpark, the trailer park and this one out here (near the village hall),” Piccolo explained.

Comments on this article may be sent to gfox@observertoday.com