Safe Routes To School Update:
The City of Brookville is working with Brookville Local Schools and the Ohio Department of Transportation on the Safe Routes To School Project. This project is to help encourage and enable students to safely walk to school. At this point of the process, Parent Surveys have been reviewed and completed, a Draft Travel Plan was presented by Toole Design Group at the September 18th City Council Meeting. Comments were received and the input from the Council Meeting will be used in the final Travel Plan, which will be presented to the Ohio Department of Transportation for approval. Once our Travel Plan is approved, we can then apply for state funding through a grant in the spring of 2019 to use towards the recommended improvements to ensure safety for all of our students to and from school.
Quite a few residents have asked: What are the extra Service Department employees doing since they are no longer on the garbage truck?
To clear up any confusion, the City did not hire three extra Service employees, but rather reassigned the three employees who were working on the garbage truck. Actually, we have fewer employees in the Service Department today, only 10 employees, than we had several years ago. Our reassigned employees are working on infrastructure projects, which have gone unaddressed for several years. This year alone they have replaced or worked on 8 catch basins; 5 fire hydrants; 14 water service repairs; and 2 sanitary manhole reconstructions. Check out our recent video on Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/Brookville45309/ to see the clean up and reconstruction work that took place on East Campus Blvd with our new E35 Bobcat mini excavator.
Additionally, City crews installed 18 tons of new asphalt in October in areas of extreme failure. Our Service Department employees do a great job maintaining our parks, City facilities, water lines, the sewer plant, and much more. Thank you Service Department for a job well done!
Gary Burkholder, City Manager
The Bridge is now re-opened! Minor work will still be done to complete
the project over the next few weeks.