BRUNSWICK –– Service Director Paul Barnett told City Council members Monday that the city of Brunswick and Brunswick Hills Township are working together to resurface a portion of Laurel and South Carpenter roads.
“This is a project where the township came to us and said they would like to resurface a portion of Laurel Road and South Carpenter and the city of Brunswick shares some of the frontage,” Barnett said. “They are going to take the lead on this.”
Under the agreement, Brunswick will cover the cost for the portion of the roads that it owns. The city’s portion is $120,000. The total cost of the project is $198,579.79. A date for the project is to be determined.
In addition to road repairs, City Engineer Matt Jones said the city will soon start repairs to catch basins throughout the city.
“Typically, this program is to repair the top of the basin and also the surrounding concrete at the surface,” Jones said. “That’s how we’ve handled the past few years and we intend to do the same again. Typically, the basins when you get down to the pipe level are in good shape. It’s the top that gets beat up.”
The city has set $90,000 aside in the stormwater fund to help cover the repairs.
“We are going to do as many as we can do for $90,000 and obviously the number is going to depend on the bid price,” Jones said.
The city will go open the bidding process in a few weeks and the work is projected to begin in August or September.
In other news, residents began receiving new trash and recycling bins Monday. About 500 residents received carts during the day and city officials said it will take about three weeks to finish delivering them across the city.
On Monday, residents can begin requesting smaller carts if they need them, but city officials hope residents try out the 96-gallon carts for a few weeks before choosing to switch.
Brunswick will begin providing curbside recycling in a few weeks when Republic Services begins a new contract to provide trash and recycling services to residents. With the switch, residents will receive two 96-gallon bins, one for trash and one for recycling.