Sewer project discussed

Staff Writer
Columbus CEO

MALINTA - Village council recently made plans to move a sewer project forward.

A pre-construction meeting was scheduled last week for discussions on phase one of the village’s storm sewer project. The village had previously been approved for $20,750 in funds to put toward phase one of the project. Per the agreement for the funding, the money must be used by the end of the year.

The village recently submitted an Ohio Public Works Commission Issue 1 application request as a joint project with the Village of Deshler. The combination was the recommendation of Rachel Latta, business development specialist for Feller, Finch and Associates in Maumee, in order to increase the chances for receiving the grant money since the county “pushes for collaboration on projects.”

Also, utilizing the funds already approved for the project would account for 20 percent of a 50 percent match required in receiving the new OPWC funds. Latta recommended a zero-percent, 30-year loan of $30,230 for the remainder of the funds.

Mayor Terry Wulff previously said the beginnings of the planned sewer improvement project would install a large discharge for the storm sewers and help alleviate flooding in areas around the school building.

In other business, council approved expenses for Village Clerk Deb Wulff to attend a year-end Uniform Accounting Network training in Columbus Dec. 12.

Council also recently approved allowing Dale McDougle to trim the village’s Christmas tree with the permission of the property owner. Lights will be strung on the tree at the time of the trimming.

Council also recently read and discussed a letter from a property owner in regard to debt service on the sanitary sewer system.

Malinta Village Council will meet again in regular session Monday, Dec. 2 at 7 p.m. in the village office.

(Information courtesy of Village of Malinta Clerk/Treasurer Deb Wulff).