Work is expected to begin by early August on Sunbury's 2013 street improvement program.

Work is expected to begin by early August on Sunbury's 2013 street improvement program.

Village Council on Wednesday, July 24, approved hiring Shelly & Sands of Columbus to do the job at a cost of $330,605. Shelly & Sands was the low bidder from among four companies that submitted bids, Village Engineer Wes Hall told council members.

Mid-Ohio Paving bid $334,768; Decker Construction came in at $357,802; and Columbus Asphalt Paving bid $374,482.

"The bids came in good," Hall told council members, since all were lower than the project estimate of $375,000.

Asked how a bid that came in $45,000 lower than the estimate affects grant money from the state, Hall said both the grant approved by the Ohio Public Works Commission and the amount the village approved for the street repair will be lower.

The state set aside $300,000 for Sunbury, including a $75,000 no-interest loan, and Sunbury was to kick in the remaining $75,000.

Hall said he did not have final reduced figures on what the state and Sunbury will pay, adding it is all figured through a formula.

Streets to be repaved or to undergo other repair work this summer are Sedwick Avenue, Crowl Drive, South Vernon Street between Granville Street and Columbus Street, Case Street, McGill Street, and Rainbow Avenue, east of High Street.

Hall noted work has started on replacing the leaky roof on the historic Town Hall. A copper roof will be installed by B & T Roofing of Westerville at a cost of about $152,000.

That cost could rise by about $3,400 due to workers having to rebuild one of the four chimneys on the three-story brick building. Tuck-point repair work was completed on the other three chimneys. The chimneys are not operational but are being kept for their aesthetic appeal as part of the building.

Also at the July 24 meeting, council approved an application for plan review and zoning certificate for a Subway restaurant at the northwest corner of Cherry Street and Kitner Parkway.

Owner Joann Hingsbergen has told council members she plans to build a 5,000-square-foot building, with the restaurant taking up 2,000 square feet and the remaining space to be used for retail or offices.

Some details remain to be worked out, including action by the village zoning board on a variance on the type of outside lighting for the building. Construction is to start in early August with completion expected by the end of the year, Hingsbergen has said.

Council also approved a request by Carol Peifer of Alternative Care to use the Town Square from 1 to 8 p.m. Sept. 13 for a carnival.

Money raised will go toward Alternative Care, which provides a day program for adults with developmental disabilities.

The carnival will have a bounce house, games, a petting zoo and food and beverages, Peifer said.