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New 1 MG Water Tower- A contract to install a new 1 MG elevated water storage tank in the Commerce Park off Union Cemetery Road was awarded to CB&I Constructors, Inc. on April 24, 2013. Construction started in July, 2013 and is anticipated to be completed by August, 2014.
Booster Pump Station- A contract to install a new booster pump station at Boike Park was awarded to NeCamp Construction on March 26, 2013. Construction of the new station was performed between July and November, 2013. Decommissioning of the old booster pump station is expected to be completed in April, 2014.
Water Line Replacement on Union Cemetery- The City of Loveland successfully applied for funding from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for a joint project with Symmes Township and Hamilton County. The City of Loveland’s portion of the project includes a $577,750 loan with 0% interest over a 20 year term to replace the 10” diameter water line on Union Cemetery Road with a 12” diameter pipe, and a $357,550 grant for resurfacing the roadway. Hamilton County and Symmes Township each have partial grants and matching funds that they wish to contribute to additional project scope, such as full depth pavement base repairs, limited section of new sidewalk, etc. The total project cost for all three jurisdictions is estimated at $1,343,700. Choice One Engineering is currently designing the City’s portion of work. An open house will be held at Loveland City Hall (120 W. Loveland Ave.) on April 24th at 7:00 PM. Final plan documents are expected to be released for bidding in June, 2014 with construction allowed to start in July, 2014.
Fifth Street Improvements- The City of Loveland successfully applied for a partial grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) for drainage and roadway improvements to Fifth Street. The total construction cost of the project is estimated at $210,600. OPWC is contributing a grant for $105,300 and a 0% interest loan for $51,000 (to be repaid by the City’s Storm Water utility fund) for the improvements. The other $54,300 of the project will be paid through the City of Loveland’s annual road rehabilitation program funds. The improvements will include pavement repaving and full depth repairs, storm sewer system replacements, installing concrete vertical curb and gutter to replace roadside ditches, replacing driveway aprons with new concrete aprons, and seeding. Choice One Engineering is currently designing the City’s portion of work. An open house will be held at Loveland City Hall (120 W. Loveland Ave.) on April 24th at 7:00 PM. Final plan documents are expected to be released for bidding in June, 2014 with construction allowed to start in July, 2014.
Annual Street Project– The annual street program was budgeted to have only $281,853 in 2014. Of this amount, approximately $54,300 is to be used as a local match toward the above Fifth Street Reconstruction project (above). The City has also successfully applied for $27,184 of CVT Funds from Warren County to use toward paving Lyon Avenue within the City limits.
The list of streets to receive maintenance applications or repaving (besides Fifth St. and Lyon Ave.) will include a portion of Lebanon Road, beginning at Loveland-Madeira Road.
Annual Sidewalk Program– Inspections of existing conditions of sidewalks and driveway aprons have been completed in the Fox Meadow Farms subdivision on Scranton Ct., Sinclair Ct., Wheaton Ct., Albright Dr., Brandenberg Dr., Rollins Dr., Stockton Dr., Vanderbilt Dr. and Wittenberg Dr. Maintenance violation letters were sent to those property owners on March 31, 2013 where deficiencies were noted. The remainder of Fox Meadow Farms will be inspected between fall 2014 and spring 2015 for summer 2015 enforcement. Property owners throughout the City of Loveland Corp. limits are also welcome to be pro-active in repairing sidewalks across their property frontage. The City has renewed a contract with Hendy, Inc. to perform the concrete replacements for the City at 2013 rates.
For more information about these projects and others in Loveland, contact Cindy Klopfenstein, PE, City Engineer, at 683-1050 or CKlopfenstein@lovelandoh.com.