Council Agenda for Tuesday Sept. 19

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
September 19, 2017
7:00 PM

AGENDA

VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE
COUNCIL MEETING
September 19, 2017
7:00 PM

AGENDA

I. Pledge of Allegiance

II. Roll Call

III. Approval of the Minutes

IV. Public Participation (5min limit)

V. Letters and Communications

VI. Administrative Reports

No reports due at this meeting
Finance Officer:
EMS Chief
Fire Chief:
Police Chief:
Utility Director
DPW Superintendent

Village Administrator:

8) Proposed motion- to authorize the VA to award a bid for the Phase II Main Street Waterline Replacement Project to Underground Utitlites, Inc. of Monroeville, Ohio for $160,948.00.

9) Proposed motion- to authorize the water/sewer supervisor to purchase a new backhoe in the amount of $78,407 from Streaker’s Sales and Service.

10) Proposed motion- to authorize EMS Chief to purchase a Lucas Device for the EMS Department in the amount of $16,349.69.

Clerk:

Appointed Legal Counsel:

Mayor:

VII. Standing Committees

Economic and Community Development (Ms. Thompson)

Public Safety (Mr. Patterson)

Personnel, Policy and Ordinance Review (Mr. Rose)

Public Works (Mr. Carles)

Public Utilities (Mr. Van Mooy)

Finance and Technology (Ms. Emahiser)

VIII. New Legislation, Resolutions, Motions or Business

ORDINANCE 2017- 36 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE CERTIFICATION OF GRASS MOWING AS SPECIAL ASSESSMENTS TO THE WOOD COUNTY AUDITOR AND DECLARING AN EMERGENCY

IX. Second Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

ORDINANCE 2017-35 AN ORDINANCE AUTHORIZING THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR TO ENTER INTO AN AGREEMENT WITH POGGEMEYER DESIGN GROUP FOR THE PURPOSE OF DESIGNNING A NEW WATER TOWER FOR THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO.

X. Third Reading of Ordinances and Resolutions

RESOLUTION 09-2017 A RESOLUTION DECLARING THE OFFICIAL INTENT AND REASONABLE EXPECTATION OF THE VILLAGE OF NORTH BALTIMORE, OHIO ON BEHALF OF THE STATE OF OHIO TO REMIBURSE ITS FUND 573 WATER CAPITAL IMPROVEMENT RESERVE FUND FOR THE PHASE II MAIN STREET WATERLINE REPLACEMENT PROJECT #CE36U/CE37U WITH THE PROCEEDS OF TAX EXEMPT DEBT OF THE STATE OF OHIO.

XI. Other New Business

XII. Other Old Business

XIII. Payment of the Bills

XIV. Adjournment

New Show at Virginia Theater

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore is starting another new movie run.

The Virginia Theater in Downtown North Baltimore is starting another new movie run.

PLAYING SEPTEMBER 15-21 2017

Two brothers attempt to pull off a heist during a NASCAR race in North Carolina.

All seats only $5 (In 2 – D)!

SHOWTIMES:

Friday        7:00

Sat  1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00

Sun  1:00  |  4:00  |  7:00

Tues & Thurs    7:00

We hope to see you at the movies!

Thank you for your continued patronage and support!

www.VirginiaMotionPictures.com

Hancock Co. ODOT Work – Sept. 18

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Hancock County.

The following is highway construction scheduled to occur within Hancock County.


Hancock 75

For information concerning the Interstate 75 reconstruction and widening project through Findlay and Hancock County, visit the website:

http://www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects/hancock75/Pages/Hancock-75.aspx


State Route 37 just south of township Road 168, approximately three miles north of Houcktown, closed Sept. 11 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured onto state Route 103, U.S. 68 and state Route 15 back to state Route 37. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage. (see map)

State Route 103 just east of Interstate 75, Bluffton, will close Sept. 18 for approximately five days for a culvert replacement. Traffic detoured north onto Interstate 75 to state Route 235 back to state Route 103. Work is being performed by the ODOT Hancock County maintenance garage. (see map)

State Route 186/state Route 235 overlap, in the village of McComb, closed Sept. 14 for approximately five days for a railroad crossing repair. State Route 186 traffic detoured onto state Route 613, Todd Street/township Road 235, township Road 97/state Route 235 back to state Route 186. State Route 235 traffic detoured onto state Route 613, Todd Street/township Road 235 and township Road 97 back to state Route 235. Work is being performed by Roadsafe Traffic Systems. (see map)

Interstate 75 northbound just north of state Route 103, Bluffton, will have reduced-width lanes through the work zone for replacement of curb and guard rail. Two lanes of traffic will be maintained the majority of the time, but some intermittent lane closures will occur during daytime and nighttime hours. Work is being performed by Eagle Bridge, Sidney.

The following locations will be restricted to one lane through the work zone during installation of center line rumble stripes. Work will continue until mid-September. Work is being performed by Gerken Paving, Napoleon:

  • U.S. 224 from state Route 235 to just west of Findlay
  • U.S. 224 from the east side of Findlay to the Seneca County line
  • State Route 12 from Findlay to Fostoria, excluding the village of Arcadia

State Route 235 from the Hardin County line to county Road 304 will be reduced to one lane through the work zone for pavement repair and resurfacing. Work is being performed by Bluffton Paving, Bluffton.

State Route 12 just east of Benton Ridge closed July 17 for approximately 60 days for a bridge deck repair. Traffic is detoured onto state Route 235, U.S. 224 and Interstate 75 back to state Route 12. Work is being performed by Global Outdoor Solutions, Cleveland. (see map)

Resurfacing of the following routes within the city of Findlay will resume Sept. 18, following work completed by the city of Findlay. Traffic will be restricted to one lane through the work zone. Work is being performed by M&B Asphalt, Old Fort.

  • State Route 37 from Lincoln Avenue to Blanchard Avenue
  • State Route 568 from Main Street to Beech Avenue

U.S. 68 from the Findlay airport to Eagle Creek, south of Findlay, will have daily lane closures in both directions for installation of cable barrier in the median which began August 12. The project is expected to be completed in October. The project also includes the installation of overhead lighting and the removal of the caution flasher at Western Avenue. Work is being performed by Lake Erie Construction, Norwalk.


Contact: ODOT District 1’s public information office
(419) 999-6803; DO1.PIO@dot.ohio.gov

ODOT seeking public comment on projects

 (September 14, 2017) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:

LIMA (September 14, 2017) – The Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) District 1, in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) and Executive Order 11988, is seeking public comments regarding the following proposed projects:

Districtwide
Guardrail Project 2018 (PID: 103736) – This project proposes to repair and replace guardrail in Allen, Defiance, Hancock, Hardin, Paulding, Van Wert, and Wyandot counties. Guardrail work is currently proposed along various routes in the aforementioned counties:

Allen

  • State Route 65
  • State Route 66

Defiance

  • State Route 15
  • State Route 281
  • State Route 249

Hancock

  • State Route 15

Hardin

  • State Route 309

Paulding

  • State Route 49
  • State Route 111
  • State Route 114

Van Wert

  • U.S. 224
  • U.S. 30

Wyandot

  • State Route 53
  • State Route 67
  • State Route 103
  • State Route 103
  • State Route 199
  • State Route 231

The majority of this work will occur without traffic disruption. Temporary road closure is expected in Allen County at state Route 65, approximately 0.25 miles north of the state Route 65 and state Route 115 split near the northern corporate limits of the city of Lima. Traffic at this location will be detoured during construction; however, access to properties within the construction limits will be maintained. Traffic at the north end of the state Route 281 bridge over the Maumee River in Defiance County will be maintained during the day using lane closures with flaggers and barrels.  During the evening, two-way traffic will be restored. Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2018.

Allen County
State Route 65 (Elm)/County Route 509 (Pine) (PID: 88306) – The Ohio Department of Transportation, in partnership with the city of Lima, is proposing a project to repair the state Route 65 (Elm Street) and county Route 509 (Pine Street) bridges over the Ottawa River in the city of Lima in Allen County. Construction activities will require both bridges to be closed at the same time. Vehicle traffic will be detoured during construction and pedestrian crossings are available at nearby bridges. Construction for this project is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2020.

Interstate 75-8.85 (PID: 94206) – This project proposes to rehabilitate the pavement on Interstate 75 in Allen County from just north of the junction with state Route 81 to 0.5 miles south of the Napoleon Road overpass. Construction activities will require temporary lane restrictions; detours are not anticipated. Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2019.

Putnam County
State Route 115-9.89 (PID: 100733) – This project proposes to replace the bridge carrying state Route 115 over Plum Creek in the village of Kalida in Putnam County with a new bridge and reconstructing the abutting roadway.  Construction activities will require a temporary road closure. Traffic will be detoured during construction; however, access to properties within the construction limits will be maintained.

Work on this route will occur in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain are anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels.  A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website. Construction is anticipated to occur in the summer of 2021.

State Route 189-5.34 (PID: 105756) – This project proposes to install a new culvert underneath state Route 189 on the east side of the county Road 21 intersection in Putnam County.  The intersection is located approximately 1.6 miles southeast of the village of Fort Jennings.  Construction activities may also include the removal of guardrail and the addition of pavement at the intersection to improve turning radius and sight distance.  Traffic will be detoured during construction; however, access to properties within the construction limits will be maintained. Construction is scheduled to occur in the summer of 2019.

State Route 190-6.20 (PID: 105691) – This project proposes to install 600 feet of retaining wall for erosion control along the west bank of the Auglaize River on state Route 190 near the County Road Q intersection, approximately two miles northeast of the village of Fort Jennings in Putnam County. Construction activities will also include guardrail replacement, curb installation and drainage improvements. This project will require a temporary road closure. Traffic will be detoured during construction; however, access to properties within the construction limits will be maintained.

Work on this route will occur in a regulated floodplain. Impacts to this floodplain is anticipated to be minor and result in no rise in localized flood levels.  A statement of findings detailing the results of the final floodplain analysis will be made available on the ODOT District 1 environmental website. Construction is anticipated to begin in summer or fall of 2020.


More information on ODOT projects can be found [www.dot.state.oh.us/districts/D01/PlanningPrograms/Projects]here.

Written comments regarding these projects may be sent to: Ohio Department of Transportation District 1, Attn: Nate Tessler, 1885 N. McCullough Street, Lima, Ohio 45801; or to nate.tessler@dot.ohio.gov

Please provide comments within 15 days from the day this was published. To help expedite a response, please provide the project name and PID number provided above as well as contact information. Comments without contact information cannot be responded to.

Project-related issues the public may wish to comment on include, but are not limited to, historic or cultural resources, ecological resources and environmental justice issues.

Chowline: Have Fun and Be Food Safe When Tailgating

Annually, some 48 million people get foodborne illnesses, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention…………

I’ve finally got tickets to the game this weekend, and we’re planning a huge tailgate. Are there any food safety precautions I should take before, during and after the game?

One of the great things about fall and football season is tailgating. But just like picnicking on the beach or in a park, there are precautions you can take to ensure that your tailgate is a fun gathering for all that doesn’t result in a bout of foodborne illness for any of your guests.

First things first – it’s important that you keep the food you plan to serve at the tailgate at a safe temperature between home (if you’re making your food there), the store or restaurant (if you’re buying prepared foods), and the tailgate location, advises the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Food and Safety Inspection Service.

This is because leaving food out of temperature control for more than an hour or two isn’t a good idea because bacteria grow rapidly at room temperature when food reaches the temperature “danger zone” — between 40 and 140 degrees Fahrenheit.

The primary issue, says Abby Snyder, an assistant professor and food safety field specialist in the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences (CFAES) at The Ohio State University, is that people tend to put out food during an event like a tailgate, and leave it out of temperature control for too long.

“That can lead to toxin secretion by bacteria as they grow in food,” she said. “And re-heating, which may kill the bacteria, is not always sufficient to inactivate the toxin. It leads to rapid onset of symptoms, sometimes fast enough that people can get sick before they even leave the tailgate.”

Annually, some 48 million people get foodborne illnesses, leading to 128,000 hospitalizations and 3,000 deaths each year, according to estimates from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.

Other tips to remember when tailgating, according to USDA, include:

  • Pack perishable foods like salads and dips in an insulated cooler packed with ice or frozen gel packs to keep it cold (below 40 degrees Fahrenheit).
  • When packing your cooler for the tailgate, be sure to wrap any raw meat and poultry securely to prevent their juices from cross-contaminating ready-to-eat food.
  • To keep food like soup, chili and stew hot (above 140 degrees Fahrenheit), use an insulated container. Fill the container with boiling water, let it stand for a few minutes, empty and then put in the hot food. Slow cookers and other warming devices that can be plugged into a car power outlet can also be used.
  • If you plan to grill food on site at your tailgate, make sure you use a food thermometer so you can ensure the meat and poultry reach a high enough internal temperature to destroy harmful bacteria that may be present. Hamburgers and bratwurst should be cooked to at least 160 degrees and chicken breasts to 165 degrees.
  • If you plan to bring hot takeout food, be sure to eat it within one hour of purchase.

Don’t forget to bring disposable cloths or moist towelettes and paper towels to clean your hands and other surfaces if a sink is not available.

If you have any perishable foods left from the tailgate, make sure you throw them out before going in to watch the game unless you are able to keep them stored in your cooler at 40 degrees or below the entire time. But if you are unsure if the food has been properly chilled at the correct temperature the entire time, it’s best to throw it out.

By the way, I hope your team wins … unless it’s playing against mine!

Chow Line is a service of the College of Food, Agricultural, and Environmental Sciences and its outreach and research arms, OSU Extension and the Ohio Agricultural Research and Development Center. Send questions to Chow Line, c/o Tracy Turner, 364 W. Lane Ave., Suite B120, Columbus, OH 43201, or turner.490@osu.edu.

Doris Voland, 100

Passed away Saturday, September 16, 2017 ……….

 
Doris M. Voland, age 100, of North Baltimore passed away at 3:15 a.m. Saturday, September 16, 2017 at Briar Hill Health Campus.  She was born on May 25, 1917 in rural McComb to the late Simon and Laura (LaRue) Green.

She married Ercell C. “Pete” Voland in Sept. of 1935 and he preceded her in death on Dec. 19, 1994.  She was also preceded in death by two sons, John William in 1984 and Merritt L. in 1994 and a grandson, John Michael
(Veronica) Voland in 2014.

Surviving her are a son and daughter-in-law, Ronald L. andHelen J. of Madison, TN; daughters-in-law, Carolyn Jean Voland (Vernon) Tietje of McComb and Helen G. Voland (Alden III) Scott of Vandergrift, PA; grandchildren, Sherry (Voland) Cooper; Laurie Voland; Scott (Susan) Voland; Randy (Brooke) Voland; Gary (Melissa) Voland and
Tina Voland (Bill) Gamble; 14 great-grandchildren, Nicholas, Mikaela, Kadynce, Camden, Chase, Andrew, Alex, Abby, Amanda, Jessica, Luke, Jet, Jude and Finley;  5 great-great-grandchildren, one niece and one nephew. A
brother, Charles L. (Eileen) Green and a sister, Esther (Oscar) Fields also preceded her in death.

She was a homemaker and farming assistant at the family farm.  Doris and Ercell loved their family and enjoyed traveling all over the US, including Hawaii and Alaska; they also traveled to Europe and took various cruises.  She loved needle work, knitting and crocheting. She was a wonderful cook and baker.

Funeral services will be held at 11:00 a.m. Wednesday, September 20, 2017 at COLDREN-CRATES FUNERAL HOME.  Burial will follow in Knollcrest Gardens, east of Findlay.  Visitation will be held from 2:00-4:00 and 6:00-8:00 p.m. Tuesday at the funeral home.

Memorials may be made to the American Cancer Society and online condolences can be shared by visiting coldrencrates.com.

ODOT Construction Update: Lucas County

There is currently no active ODOT work in Wood County… Lucas and Hancock, along with other surrounding counties have plenty of active contstruction.

ODOT Weekly Construction Update: Lucas County

Updates are highlighted in bold and underlined.

I 75

Interstate 75: Widening *RESTRICTIONS AND CLOSURES BEGIN FRIDAY*
 Lucas County (485-14, 536-14): Through September 2018, overnight, 7pm through 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, from I-475 in Toledo to I-280 for widening and bridge work.

The ramp from southbound I-75 to southbound I-280 (Exit 208), is a right hand exit. *Motorists are advised of new traffic pattern*

Through Thursday, September 14, nightly 10pm until 6am, single lane restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, between Lagrange Street and I-280, for pavement work.

Effective Friday, September 15 through Friday, September 22, nightly 10pm until 6am, rolling traffic zones are possible on I-75, between I-475 and Lagrange Street, for pavement work. Additionally at this time, short term intermittent ramp closures are possible to/from I-75, between I-475 and Lagrange Street, for pavement work. Seek alternate route.

 

Effective Saturday September 16 at 10pm, through Sunday, September 17 at 8am, northbound I-75, between Detroit Avenue and I-280, may be reduced to one lane for traffic pattern change.

Through September, southbound I-75, between Ottawa River Road and I-280, is reduced to two lanes for pavement installation.

The following ramps are restricted/closed:

·         Effective Saturday, September 16 at 10pm, through Sunday, September 17 at 8am, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to northbound I-75, will be closed for traffic pattern change. Detour: Manhattan Boulevard; Lagrange Street; South Expressway Drive; northbound I-75.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Phillips Avenue to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: northbound I-75; Stickney Avenue (Exit 207); North Expressway Drive; southbound I-75.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to southbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Detroit Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from Jeep/Willys Parkway to northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: Berdan Avenue; Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue.

·         Through July 2018, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Jeep/Willys Parkway (Exit 205A) is closed.  Detour: Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B).

·         Through September 2018, the interchange ramp from eastbound I-475 to southbound I-75 is reduced to one lane.

Local Streets:

Through mid-September, South Expressway Drive is restricted to a single lane between Stickney Avenue and Lagrange Street.

Through mid-September, Elm Street and Wersell Avenue at South Expressway Drive, are closed.

Through mid-September, northbound Detroit Avenue under I-75 will be reduced to one lane for bridge work.

Through mid-October, Berdan Avenue, between Jeep Parkway and Detroit Avenue, will be closed for pavement reconstruction. Detour: Detroit Avenue; Phillips Avenue; Haverhill Drive.

Through October, expect lane restrictions on Phillips Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, Pioneer Lane at SR 120/Central Avenue, will be closed. Detour: Willys Parkway; Berdan Avenue; Jeep Parkway; Central Avenue.

Through July 2018, lane restrictions are possible on Detroit Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, expect lane restrictions on Berdan Avenue at I-75 for bridge work.

Through July 2018, Willys Parkway from Pioneer Lane to Jeep Parkway is closed.


I 75

Interstate 75: Noise Wall Repair
Lucas County (520-16): Through September, shoulder and single lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between I-280 and the Ohio/Michigan state line, for noise wall repair and sign installation.  Project complete:  September. All work is weather permitting.


I 75

Interstate 75: Slide Repair
Lucas County (171-17): Through September, shoulder restrictions are possible on northbound I-75, between I-280 and Ottawa River Road, for slide repair. Additional restrictions may be announced. Project complete: October. All work is weather permitting.


I 475

Interstate 475: ProMedica Parkway Ramp
Lucas County:
  The ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 is open to access southbound I-75 only. Through September 2018, the ramp from ProMedica Parkway to eastbound I-475 to access northbound I-75 is closed.  Detour: southbound I-75; Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B); northbound I-75.  All work is weather permitting.


I 475

Interstate 475: Resurfacing
Lucas County (497-16): Through September, nightly from 9pm until 7am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between Monclova Road and Central Avenue, for resurfacing.  Additional lane and ramp restrictions may be announced.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.


I 475

Interstate 475: Utility Work
Lucas County: 
Through September, shoulder restrictions are possible on northbound I-475, between SR 65 and US 24, for utility work. All work is weather permitting.


I 475

Interstate Maintenance Work
Lucas and Wood Counties: 
Through December, intermittent overnight lane restrictions are possible on I-75, I-280 and I-475 in Lucas and Wood counties for maintenance work.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.


us route 20

U.S. Route 20: Central Avenue Interchange Project
Lucas County (210-15): 
Through September, Central Avenue, between McCord Road and Van Fleet Parkway, may be reduced to one lane for finish work. Through September, lane restrictions are possible on I-475/US 23, between Dorr Street and N. Holland Sylvania Road.  Project complete: September.  All work is weather permitting.


US 23

U.S Route 23: Bridge Rehabilitation
Lucas County (248-17): Through September, shoulder restrictions are possible on northbound US 23, between Holland Sylvania Road and Monroe Street, for bridge rehabilitation. Through September, nightly from 8pm until 6am, shoulder and lane restrictions are possible on northbound US 23, between Holland Sylvania Road and Monroe Street, for bridge rehabilitation. Project complete: October. All work is weather permitting.


US 23

U.S. Route 23: Crack sealing *UPDATE*
Lucas County: Through Thursday, September 21, nightly from 9pm until 6am, intermittent closures are possible on the ramps from US 23 to Monroe Street (Exit 234), for crack sealingSeek alternate route. All work is weather permitting.


State Route 2

State Route 2: Anthony Wayne Bridge Painting Project
Lucas County (220-16): 
Through November, SR 2, between Oak Street and Broadway Street, is reduced to one lane in each direction for bridge painting. Additional local road closures may be announced. Project complete: November.  All work is weather permitting.


State Route 2

State Route 2: Resurfacing
Lucas County (325-17): Through October, lane restrictions are possible on SR 2/Airport Highway, between Holloway Road and I-475, for resurfacing. Project Complete: November. All work is weather permitting.


State Route 51

State Route 51: Bridge Rehabilitation Project *UPDATE*
Lucas County (550-16): Through September, lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between Detroit Avenue (Exit 203B) and Collingwood Boulevard (Exit 202B), for bridge work. Through September, lane restrictions are possible on Monroe Street/SR 51 over I-75, forfinish work.  Project complete: October. All work is weather permitting.


State Route 51

State Route 51/Monroe Street: Bridge Redecking
Lucas County (289-16):
 Through October, nightly from 7pm through 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-475, between Secor Road and Douglas Road, for bridge work. Monroe Street over I-475, is open. Through September, lane restrictions are possible on Monroe Street over I-475, for bridge work.  Project complete: June 2018.  All work is weather permitting.


state route 64

State Route 64: Resurfacing and Bridge Repair
Lucas County (290-17
): Through October, lane restrictions are possible on SR 64, between US 24 and SR 64 North, for resurfacing.  Traffic will be maintained by flaggers. Project complete: November. All work is weather permitting.


state route 65

State Route 65: Connector Street
Wood and Lucas Counties (419-17): Through October, lane restrictions are possible on eastbound SR 65/Miami Street at Hollywood Boulevard, for intersection work. Additional restrictions will be announced. Project complete: November. All work is weather permitting.


state route 120

State Route 120: Resurfacing
Lucas County: (325-17): Through October, lane restrictions are possible on SR 120, between Holland Sylvania Road and Secor Road. Project complete: December. All work is weather permitting.


state route 295

State Route 295: Resurfacing and Bridge Repair
Lucas County (622-16
): Through September, lane restrictions are possible on SR 295, between South River Road and SR 64, for finish work. Traffic will be maintained by flaggers.  Project complete: November. All work is weather permitting.


state route 295

State Route 295: Bridge Rehabilitation
Wood and Lucas Counties (8004-17): SR 295, between South River Road and Front Street over the Maumee River, is open. Through September, lane restrictions are possible for finish work. Project complete: September. All work is weather permitting.


Indiana Avenue: Bridge Replacement
Lucas County (8010-17): Through May 2019, nightly from 7pm until 6am, lane restrictions are possible on I-75, between Dorr Street and Nebraska Avenue, for bridge replacement. Additionally at this time, the ramp from southbound I-75 to Washington Street/Downtown (Exit 202A), will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement.

Through July 2018, Indiana Avenue, between Division Street and Washington Street, over I-75, will be reduced to one lane for bridge replacement. Local and pedestrian access will be maintained.

Project complete: June 2019. All work is weather permitting.


Bowen Road: Bridge Redecking
Lucas County (289-16): Through mid-September, Bowen road, between Groveland Road and Langenderfer Drive, will be closed for bridge painting. Detour: Groverland Road; Rushland Avenue. Project complete: June 2018. All work is weather permitting.


Various Routes: Guardrail, Striping & Electrical Maintenance
District Wide (1076-16 & 1069-16 & 1065-16): Through December, intermittent lane restrictions are possible district wide for guardrail, striping and electrical maintenance.  Project complete: December.  All work is weather permitting.

Local Program Challenges People to Participate in Alzheimer’s Learning Day

Lima Area Senior Care Experts Encourage Community to Join in Learning….

LIMA, Ohio – September 13, 2017 – The number of Americans living with Alzheimer’s disease is expected to more than triple in the next few decades – from five million today to more than 16 million by 2050, unless a cure is found.I As the number of individuals with Alzheimer’s and other forms of dementia grows, so, too, will the need for communities to adapt and become more accessible to those living with dementia-related diseases.

 

This September, as part of World Alzheimer’s Month, the Home Instead Senior Care® network is on a mission to educate Americans about Alzheimer’s. Home Instead is encouraging people to learn more about the disease and how to respectfully and compassionately interact with those who live with it.

 

On Alzheimer’s LearningSM Day, September 21, 2017, Home Instead Senior Care invites people in Lima to participate in free live training webinars. The online sessions will feature leading experts in Alzheimer’s and dementia care and help people better respond to the needs of those living with the condition. Details about the webinars can be found on the program website www.alzlearn.com.

 

“As the number of seniors in our community grows, it is likely that every one of us will be touched by Alzheimer’s at some point, whether it’s a family member, neighbor, friend or customer at work,” said Dana Kortokrax, owner of the Home Instead Senior Care office in Lima. “That’s why it’s important for each of us to learn how to better interact with people living with Alzheimer’s or dementia. That way we can create a supportive environment that engages them.”

 

Home Instead’s Alzheimer’s Learning Day hopes to help improve the quality of life for those living with the disease and for their caregivers. Currently, more than 15 million Americans provide unpaid care for those living with the Alzheimer’s and nearly 60 percent of individuals with dementia-related diseases live at home with support from family, friends and other members of the community.2

 

Kortokrax feels the commitment to learn more about Alzheimer’s and other dementias is one we all should make. To do so, here are five steps you can take:

 

  1. Learn the symptoms. Visit http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/symptoms-and-stages/ to learn more about the symptoms and signs of Alzheimer’s and other dementias.
  2. Read an article about Alzheimer’s. Articles about Alzheimer’s can be found at http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/guide/.
  3. Watch and share the “I Will Remember You” video at http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-dealing/capturing-memories/video/.
  4. Take an E-Learning Class. Visit http://www.helpforalzheimersfamilies.com/alzheimers-dementia-education/ to find an online Alzheimer’s and dementia class that interests you.
  5. Spread the word. Take the Home Instead Alzheimer’s Learning Day pledge and share on your social media channels why you are participating.

 

“Many people caring for someone with dementia feel alone and isolated from their communities,” said C. Grace Whiting, Chief Operating Officer of the National Alliance for Caregiving. “Caregivers need allies who understand the disease and who have knowledge and resources to help those living with Alzheimer’s or other forms of dementia. By educating the community, we are fostering a global movement to build dementia friendly neighborhoods that will reduce the stigma and isolation of caregiving and bring caregivers back into the fold.”

 

For more information about Home Instead Senior Care’s Alzheimer’s Learning Day, webinar details and tips for respectfully interacting with someone living with Alzheimer’s or dementia, please visit www.alzlearn.com

 

1Alzheimer’s Association, 2017 ALZHEIMER’S DISEASE FACTS AND FIGURES http://www.alz.org/facts/

2ACT on Alzheimer’s, Dementia Friendly Businesses http://www.actonalz.org/sites/default/files/documents/ACT-SectorGuide-Business.pdf

 

About Alzheimer’s Learning Day

Alzheimer’s LearningSM Day, September 21, 2017, is a day established by Home Instead Senior Care® to encourage communities to learn more about Alzheimer’s and other dementia disorders, educate others, and share what they have learned. Through this program people are encouraged to take a pledge to participate in the day, which features webinar trainings for family caregivers, senior care professionals and businesses. The program also provides resources in the form of a monthly newsletter that provides tips for caring for those with Alzheimer’s. For more information, visit AlzLearn.com.