BRUNSWICK HILLS TWP. — The Service Department foreman spoke to trustees Tuesday about planned culvert work in the township.
The board approved a closure of Janet Street just south of Grafton Road for June 17-21 so that Medina County crews could replace a culvert.
“There’s no alternates, that’s why they’re shutting it down for a week,” Service Department foreman Paul Magovac at Tuesday’s trustees meeting. “Theoretically, they said it should take, hopefully, three days but they like to give a five-day window. You just never know what you’re going to run into underground.”
This provides a little wiggle room for the crew in case their work is interrupted by rain, Magovac said. The project is estimated to cost about $1,500, he said.
Magovac also asked trustees to approve a request to purchase piping so the department could replace three culverts on Sleepy Hollow Road.
“I’m going to have to replace three culverts on Sleepy Hollow,” he said. “I was purchasing the pipe today, first step. The next step is next trustees meeting I’ll ask for a resolution for each of the road closures. I usually take a day to replace it, a day and a half work, but one day to close the road for each culvert.”
The dates for the road closures are not yet determined.
While on the topic of culverts, trustees inquired about flooding in the township and were told that the township has not experienced any.
“It’s just amazing with this amount of rain that we haven’t had anything,” Trustee Michael Esber said.
This requires some regular maintenance on behalf of the Service Department employees, according to Magovac.
“We’re trying to keep up with it,” he said. “A lot of times it’s basically going out and always checking the ditches and making sure they’re always clear of debris, branches, trees, garbage. ... That’s the biggest thing, keep all these culverts clear and clean and free-flowing.”