Sunny Slopes water line project to begin in August in Streetsboro

by Mike Lesko | Reporter Published:

Streetsboro -- The Sunny Slopes subdivision water line project is scheduled to begin in August and is expected to take 90 days to complete, engineering consultant Joe Ciuni said.

Mayor Glenn Broska said one of his top priorities is to get waterlines installed in the development, which is just north of the Ohio Turnpike and west of Route 43.

The project includes Sunny Lane, Gaynelle Avenue, and Andy and Meldon drives. Broska said assessments to residents will not be made until phase two is completed, which should be at the end of the summer in 2015. There are two phases of water line replacements in the project.

"We want to make sure all the [Sunny Slopes] residents pay the same assessment," he said.

Broska said city leaders will discuss in the near future an estimated assessment cost so residents may be able to start planning for upcoming payments.

"Our recommendation to Council is to not do the assessments until the project is complete so residents [in Sunny Slopes] can share equally in them," Broska said.

Ciuni said the lowest bidder for phase one was disqualified because it did not use the correct bid form, so the winning bid was awarded to Fioritto Construction of Ravenna. The bid was $1.194 million.

"They have successfully completed similar [water line] projects in Kent, Ravenna, Cuyahoga Falls and Aurora," Ciuni said. Broska said the firm would restore the front yards next spring.

Law Director David Maistros said the contract was authorized in September 2013, so no action was needed by City Council on July 14, 2014.

Phase two of the Sunny Slopes water line project is scheduled to be done in 2015. It includes Fronek and Michael drives.

The timing of phase two will be determined by the completion of phase one and the availability of funds, city officials said, and it is expected that water lines will vary from 8- to 12-inch diameter for both phases.

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