Washingtonville to seek survey quotes for alleys

WASHINGTONVILLE – Mayor Will Jones said Monday that he will obtain quotes from three companies to have five alleys surveyed for possible council action to vacate them.

The alleys are in three sections of the village, one that runs north and south and four that run east and west, which village officials are considering vacating.

In other business, Washington Street resident Ken Woods asked council about a barn stone in one alley and if it could be moved.

Jones said, “That’s in one area that will be surveyed …”

Also, council approved placing Jay. S. Estabrook, 29, on the police reserve roster effective immediately, bringing department strength up to nine part-time and three reserve officers.

Estabrook works for the Garrettsville Police Department and spent five years in the U.S. Army as a military police officer.

Reserve officers do not draw pay and Estabrook will be on probation for 90 days.

Also, the road alignment project at the intersection at the South County Road/Washingtonville Road and state Route 14 intersection now has a traffic signal erected but not yet operational.

The “Don’t Walk” signals were being installed on Monday and the Ohio Department of Transportation said it expects the $901,744 project, which also widens state Route 14, to be completed this fall.

R.T. Vernal Paving and Excavating of North Lima is the general contractor on the project.