BURTON — Village Council last week took steps to move forward on the $1 million Goodwin Avenue project set to begin this summer.

Fiscal Officer Jennell Dahlhausen said the project would focus on resurfacing and widening Goodwin Avenue from North Cheshire Street to the village corporation line and will be completed this year. The village also will replace the waterline under a portion of the street.

Last year, the village received a $350,000 loan and $300,000 grant from the Ohio Public Works Commission for the work. The difference will be paid through local funds, officials said.

Council last week amended permanent appropriations for the project due to receiving $200,000 in permissive tax money that the Geauga County Engineer’s Office granted to the village for the project, which was $50,000 higher than the office’s initial estimate, village officials said.

The village will advertise for project bids with plans to accept them by May 15.

Council also approved new waste disposal options for the community park in the form of five new trash containers and a dog waste disposal station.

Ms. Dahlhausen said council agreed to purchase five trash containers from the Park and Facilities Catalog for a total of $1,736.

Council accepted a donation from VCA Burton Animal Hospital for a park dog waste station with an adjacent commemorative plaque carrying the animal hospital’s name. Ms. Dahlhausen said this will be the third waste station in the park, and VCA agreed to provide the village with a box of dog waste bags every year.

In other news, council voted to approve a change orders for the Burton Wastewater Treatment Plant refurbishment project for $338,407 for the purchase and installation of a new sludge holding tank among other items.

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