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Gore: Park, road construction on target

The last day of operations for the Municipal Pool is Labor Day

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Mayor John Gore gave Marysville City Council an update on various projects at council's Thursday, Aug. 14, meeting.

Gore said construction is coming along on the $1.16 million Partners Park on the site of the former city hall, 125 E. Sixth St.

The new park will include a pavilion, gazebo, splash pad, garden and kiosk -- all part of an effort to promote Uptown revitalization.

Roofing work for the pavilion was scheduled for Monday, Aug. 18. Jets have been placed to match the Honda Marysville logo on the splash pad. The gazebo will be installed in the next week, and the main parking lot will be done by the end of October.

In other construction matters, Gore said the city's 2014 pavement maintenance program is almost done. The Lewis Park parking lot was finished Aug. 14 and Jim Simmons Trail paving began the same day. Paving of the East Fifth Street turn lane begins next week.

The pedestrian bridge is under construction but has hit a delay.

Crews are still working on building the path connecting Amrine Mill Road and the southern side of the bridge.

"Due to fabrication, the bridge beams and other steel items are anticipated to arrive to the site by the beginning of October," Gore said.

Once the steel arrives, officials anticipate it will take an additional month to complete the bridge.

"The contractual date for final completion is Oct. 31, 2014," Gore said.

The $1.6 million pedestrian bridge will span U.S. Route 33 northeast of Raymond Road. The bridge is being funded mostly by the Ohio Department of Transportation, through a $1.3 million Transportation Enhancement Program grant. The city is paying the other $300,000 from the general fund.

The 12-foot-wide, 285-foot-long structure will look much like a covered bridge and will include LED lights. A walking trail off Amrine Mill Road on the south side of Marysville High School will lead to the pedestrian bridge.

On the other side of the highway, the path will connect to an existing bike trail that runs parallel to Route 33. The new portion of the trail will total about 1,700 feet.

Eventually, the trail will connect to Valley Drive in the Mill Valley subdivision, but for now, it will stop at the walking path adjacent to Route 33.

Dominion Homes donated three lots to the city -- valued at an estimated $78,000 -- to help the trail connect.

In other news, Gore said 20 women participated in self-defense training presented Aug. 6 by the Marysville Division of Police.

"Several were high school students or 2014 graduates preparing to leave for college this fall," he said.

Finally, Gore reported attendance at the Municipal Pool is up from last year.

"We had approximately 15,000 in attendance in 2013. So far this year, we have had 17,397 with 10 days of pool operations left to go," he said.

As the season winds down, the pool will be closed weekdays from Aug. 18-22 and Aug. 25-29. Weekend hours will be noon to 6 p.m. Saturdays and 1 to 6 p.m. Sundays.

The season ends Sept. 1, Labor Day, when the pool will be open from noon to 6 p.m.

A dog-only swim is set for 5:30 to 7 p.m. Sept. 2.

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