BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. –– A number of rough roads will be made smooth again this year.
Paul Magovac, the township’s service director foreman, discussed which roads that will be resurfaced in 2019 at Tuesday’s trustees meeting.
These include North Carpenter Road between Grafton Road and state Route 303; Laurel Road between West 130th Street and South Carpenter; South Carpenter between Laurel and Sleepy Hollow Road; Grafton between Marks Road and Pearl Road and Boston Road between Marks and Prospect.
Magovac said he hopes construction will begin in April.
The cost and a solid time frame for these projects is unknown as the township is still waiting for bids from contractors.
Road projects are not the only maintenance issues being timed for spring. The township also is taking steps to get ready for the mowing season.
“The next thing I’d like to talk to the township trustees about is the mowing for this year and into the future,” Magovac said. “For the past several years, the township has been able to borrow equipment, whether it be from (the Ohio Department of Transportation) or from Medina County. Throughout the years, it has been getting more difficult to borrow these pieces of equipment.”
The service department is looking to purchase two new pieces of equipment to solve this: a John Deere 6110M tractor and a 22-foot Diamond Rear Cradle Boom Mower.
The tractor costs $77,762 and the mower will cost $49,000 for a total of $126,762. The money will be coming from the township’s general fund.
The department will pay $25,000 a year until the equipment is paid for through a proposed financing plan.