Mayor Ray DeGraw presented Grandview Heights City Council March 19 with an overview of planned infrastructure projects for 2012 and reviewed available funding sources.

Mayor Ray DeGraw presented Grandview Heights City Council March 19 with an overview of planned infrastructure projects for 2012 and reviewed available funding sources.

The money to pay for street and sewer projects comes from the street improvement fund, state highway fund, permissive tax fund, county permissive funds, sewer water fund and the general improvement fund, DeGraw said.

The permissive tax fund and county permissive funds can only be used for projects on Fifth, Third, First and Grandview avenues and on Goodale and Northwest boulevards, he said.

The 2012 street and sewer program projects and their funding sources include:

• Dublin Road paving, with a cost to the city of $25,000. Money from the street improvement fund would be used for that project, DeGraw said, or another option would be to transfer money from state highway fund.

The permitted uses for state highway fund money is limited, he said, and the city uses the funds for its road salt supply.

Since this winter has been so mild, the city could use that money with the possibility that come the fall, the administration would have to ask council to approve additional funding to purchase salt, DeGraw said.

• Grandview Avenue paving from the railroad tracks to the corporation line. At Monday's meeting, council approved a resolution authorizing the city to request $40,000 from the permissive tax funds to pay for the project.

• A number of concrete repair projects that would total about $17,200 and would be paid for using money from the street improvement fund.

• Potential repairs and improvements to Goodale.

"We have an engineer looking at Goodale," DeGraw said. "We have a portion of the road that seems to be failing prematurely."

If work on Goodale is determined to be needed, the city would seek to use money from the county permissive tax fund, he said.

• An engineering study of curb ramps throughout the city to determine where the ramps need to be replaced. At Monday's meeting, council approved appropriating $15,000 for a contract with E.P. Farris to conduct the study.

• Engineering work associated with the city's traffic light upgrade program. TIF money would pay for $167,950 of the overall $259,150 cost. The city would plan to use permissive tax funds to pay the remainder of the cost. An ordinance to appropriate money for the engineering work is currently tabled.

• Rebuilding Goodale west of Grandview Avenue to the Lincoln curve. The project would include new water, sanitary and storm sewer lines. The city would apply for Ohio Public Works Commission funds to cover most of the $2.2 million cost and the city would have to provide $220,000 in matching funds, which would come from the sewer and water fund.

• A manhole replacement program with a goal of spending $25,000 to $30,000 per year on the project. How that project would be funded must still be discussed, DeGraw said.

• A catch basin repair program is funded for 2012.

• The city is looking to do street patching work costing about $140,000 to $150,000 this year and pay for the work using money from the street improvement fund.

Council will be asked to take action to approve these projects over the coming months, DeGraw said.

"We went to the voters with a plan on how to operate the city and we've done better than we said we would," he said.

The community indicated its support for the plan by overwhelmingly approving a levy, DeGraw said.

But the city has had to deal with large cuts in state funding for local governments, he said.

"You can't lose $600,000 and keep the same level of service you'd like to," DeGraw said. "We're delaying some things we'd like to do and not filling some positions."

Director of Finance Bob Dvoraczky will present a report to council next month detailing the impact the loss of state funding has had on the city, DeGraw said.