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LISBON – There have been some delays in collecting the leaves this year in Lisbon, although City Councilor Jerry Cox said that overall the project was in the same location as last year.
The village had some mechanical problems with an older engine and had to get a new leaf machine. The pace of leaf collection is exacerbated by found objects left inside piles of leaves that residents leave near sidewalks. Within a yard of Washington Street, Cox said a 12-foot-long cable had been pulled up the leaf machine and wrapped around the moving parts, stopping the engine until it could be dislodged. .
Cox said the piles also contained cans and car parts, slowing progress as village workers have to sort them from the piles.
After the village collects the leaves, the compost is donated to a local apple orchard to place around the base of the trees.
Cox also reported that the village is also looking for another snow plow truck, although with three trucks currently available, the village can continue to look for the right one.
Additionally, at Tuesday’s meeting, council received an update on the Grant Street Bridge project, with council approving the cost proposal for IBI Engineering of Canton. Mayor Peter Wilson said the bridge would be reduced to a single span from a double span.
After that project is complete, Wilson said the Pritchard Avenue Bridge Replacement Project should be next on the list.
Councilor Dawn Thomas asked at the meeting if the village could afford both projects. Wilson explained that part of the money requested could be grants, not loans.
“I want to do it,” Thomas said. “I just want to make sure we can afford it. I don’t want to be sitting here by candlelight.
Wilson also announced that the village will receive $ 30,000 in safety grant funds from the Ohio Department of Transportation, which will be used in part to help bring crossings on Beaver Street into compliance with American Disabilities Act guidelines. . Money can also be used for better signage and lighting.
Finally, Wilson asked the council to apply for a grant of $ 50,000 through T-Mobile, as part of a hometown grant program that provides money for places where people congregate, such as cities and towns. parks. Council members began to brainstorm ideas such as projects at Willow Grove Park and the Village Pool.
In other matters:
– The annual Christmas parade with this year’s theme Peace on Earth, is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on December 4. Council members discussed that there are a number of events taking place on this day.
In addition, from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. on December 12, free photos will be offered with Santa Claus by the Lisbon Firefighters Association. If possible, bring an unwrapped toy to the photo event.
– A council finance committee meeting is scheduled for 5:15 p.m. on December 6, followed by a parks committee meeting. The next council meeting is scheduled for December 14 at 6:30 p.m.