City Manager's Update to Council January 17, 2017
The weather so far as been kind to our Snow and Ice Control Crews so I do not have much to report on that but we can talk about curbside services tonight. The regularly scheduled brush pickup and leaf vacuuming have ceased until March 31st. Both units have made an entire sweep of the city following the big winds of the past few weeks but from here until the end of March, will only respond when needed. If you are in need of the services please call 547-7419 and leave a detailed message with the General Services Department. They will be out to your location in a timely manner.
Columbia Gas still has their contractor on-site at the North end of Elmdale, relocating the gas main in order to avoid conflict with future phases of our storm sewer project. Our next phase, Phase III will hopefully get underway in early Spring and be completed in time for the paving program to overlay the disturbed areas.
The Environmental Services Department has been busy with an assortment of work. They have been working closely with the engineers designing the Hamer Street Improvement, testing backflow devices on all city owned properties, performing repairs on the Green Springs Lift Station and working on the city's third Train Depot Canopy as time allows. As you might remember, that canopy was funded by the Sandusky County Communities Foundation thru their 2015 Grant Program.
Our recent weather has also been a plus for our raw water pumping efforts at Beaver Creek. The Water Treatment Plant was able to run a combination of pumps for three (3) days and collect about forty-five (45) million gallons. They were also able to start up one pump back uip again today.
If you have been by the "Old Paint Factory" lately, you have noticed that the massive amount of clean fill that was hauled into the site is now leveled. Once Spring arrives, the General Services Department will complete the fine grading and seeding and the site will forever remain "greenspace".
Productions at the Clyde Solar Energy Center (CSEC) has been dropping as expected thru the Fall and Winter months. The field produced 330,298 kWh of energy in the months of November and December. To date the field has produced 2,880,246 kWh.