Fulton County Commissioners Ponder Water Tap Request

By: James Pruitt

A request by a local man for more than one tap on his 8-acre parcel at the corner of SR 6 and SR 120 is being reviewed by the Fulton County Board of Commissioners.

Dustin Setmire wants to split up his land to allow people to come in and build a house. When he bought the land it was advertised as being connected to city water.

Current rules require land splits to be 5 acres and the property is outside the urban growth area, Sanitary Engineer Ziad Musallam said.

Waivers have been granted before for existing parcels, Planner David Wright said.

A review of the Fulton County Landfill report from the Ohio EPA showed that an item needing a response had been taken care of in 2014. Ziad Musallam, the county’s sanitary engineer, said a dyke had been installed and whoever wrote the report did not note the work.

The board also approved advertising for bids for the Bridge B8.7 replacement project.

Bids will be accepted until 10:30 a.m. Thursday, July 12. The engineer’s estimated cost for the project is $135,000. Each bid must come with a bond.

The bridge dates back to 1929 and is in poor condition. The entire structure must be replaced and the roadway and approaches to the bridge will be widened.

The board approved an updated plan for Dangerous and Wild Animals Response Team. The plan covers situations involving the release of dangerous animals and snakes into Fulton County and how to protect citizens.

The board affirmed its intent to participate in the Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act of 2014, which replaced the Workforce Investment Area (known as Area 7).

The board entered into a contract with Thomas Construction and Remodeling for the Detwiler Manor Restoration effort. The contract is for $194,952. The work should be completed by September.

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