Gilead Street sidewalk project to begin in Cardington

By Evelyn Long - The Sentinel

The Gilead Street sidewalk project came a step closer to reality when Cardington Village Council, during their August meeting, accepted the recommendation of the village engineer, Scott Hines, to accept the bid of D. L. Smith Concrete, LLC, Norwalk, along with the approval of the Morrow County Commissioners and authorized the village administrator and fiscal officer to enter into a contract.

The sidewalk will run along the east side of Gilead Street (US Highway 42) from East Main Street to the village corporation line- a total project length of 2,560 L. F.

The bid opening was held July 20 when the Morrow County Commissioners considered the four bids received. The lowest bidder was Smith Concrete with a bid of $99,342.60.

In other matters, it was reported that Shelly and Sands was scheduled to begin paving Center Street.

Bills totaling $24,889.57 were approved for payment and included $2,472 to Sportsman’s Den for rifles, magazines and ammunition.

Police Chief James Wallace said the department took a total of 97 calls for service in July, up by a total of 12 calls from the same time last year.

Fire Chief Gary Goodman said they have had 103 runs this year. He noted the department has received eight thank you’s from Friends of Cardington

The Department hosted its annual pool party at the Cardington pool.

Mayor Susie Peyton reported that Lowe’s Heroes had given the Community Park a new look with staining and painting the gazebo, fences, and other items and replacing picnic tables. They are furnishing the materials that local volunteers will place on the gazebo roof at a later date.

Fry said she was checking the cost of four new banners for the village.

Following adjournment, council entered work session.

By Evelyn Long

The Sentinel

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