New Waterford Council approves RUMA for stretch of Crestview Road

NEW WATERFORD – Council approved a road use maintenance agreement with Pennant Midstream, LLC for .43 miles of Crestview Road inside the village limits during Tuesday’s meeting.

Mayor Shane Patrone said the Pennant Midstream will use a portion of the road as a secondary route when it lays pipe lines as part of 50 miles of 20-inch gathering pipeline facilities is installing in northeast Ohio and western Pennsylvania.

It is also constructing a cryogenic NGL processing plant in Ohio with initial capacity of 200 million cubic feet (mcf) per day operated by NiSource Midstream Services, LLC.

Pennant is also reviewing multiple downstream NGL options with several parties, including the development of its own fractionation facilities, according to a press release.

“They were under the assumption that Crestview Road was entirely in the county,” Patrone said and council passed the RUMA with a unanimous 6-0 vote and without a third-party bonding agreement.

Council also approved the single bid received of $5,580 from Myers Equipment in Canfield for a 1995 Ford Bronco ambulance with 58,000 miles on it that was recently replaced by a new vehicle.

Council also tabled two ordinances regarding the alternative method of apportioning the Local Government Fund until the June 25 meeting.

Patrone said he didn’t have enough information but expected to have it for a finance committee meeting and council would “probably” meetin in special session on the issue.

In other business, Administrator Fred Fink said the water and wasterwater plant was “running well” while they are still dealing with large amounts of sludge.

But, Fink added, “it is showing signs of improvement.”

The dechlorination system, filter material and lighting at both plants are set to come on line and the electrical work for the pavilion at the church is completed.

Fink said the survey for installation of electric and water lines is complete and a report will be forwarded to the Ohio EPA for a permit.

When that is received, Fink said the job will be bid out.

Also, all the streets and parking lots scheduled for the chip and seal program are ready to go, Fink said, adding, “we used two loads of cold patch on potholes, (and) will stay with patching.”

The road department is still working on sealing cracks on state Route 46 and Fink said with the condition it is in, “we can probably schedule (work) every other year.”

He also said the repairs recommended by the park committee were completed except for the ditch work which was being worked at the time of the report.

In other business, council voted unanimously to donate $300 to supply the pond with fish for the fishing tournament on July 6.

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