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Franklin Twp. discusses homeless shelter, sewer projects
The Franklin Township trustees continued discussion about the overflow homeless shelter planned at 511 Industrial Mile.
The shelter would be a joint operation between the YMCA of Central Ohio and the Community Shelter Board, officials said.
“They are going through the zoning and engineering processes,” Township Fire Chief Richard Howard said.
Howard said the site’s plans need approved for zoning, and the sprinklers and fire alarms need tested.
“The sprinklers have to have their heads changed if they are to be certified,” Howard said.
“We can’t inspect something if we have nothing to inspect,” Howard said. “They have to have a certificate of occupancy, or they can’t legally open.”
YMCA officials and shelter board members said they want to open Nov. 15.
Other Franklin Township news
The trustees appropriated over $2,000 for quarterly mosquito spraying and pothole repair in Valleyview.
Township officials announced there would be a change in contractors for the Mon-E-Bak and Brown Road sewer projects.
“As of last week, Deer Creek has been kicked off the projects,” Road Department Supervisor Jim Stevens said. “We’ve just got to keep moving forward.”
Stevens said the bond company is in the process of bidding the pipe and duct work, and Strawser Construction, Inc., is in the process of catching up on the paving.
Possible fire levy in 2013
According to Howard, the township is considering a fire levy in 2013, due to lower tax revenue and budget restraints.
“We should set up a meeting as soon as possible (for discussion),” Cook said.
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