Marysville is poised to grant an easement to Union County at the Fladt Road Water Tower as part of nearby road improvements.

Marysville is poised to grant an easement to Union County at the Fladt Road Water Tower as part of nearby road improvements.

City Council heard the second reading of an ordinance granting the easement to the Union County Board of Commissioners at its Thursday, Aug. 13, meeting.

City Engineer Jeremy Hoyt said the county plans to perform improvements in the area and realign the intersection of Fladt Road and Industrial Parkway.

Marysville owns the parcel on the northwest side of the intersection, which the county needs to complete the work.

The purpose of the project is to square up the two properties for safety and future development in the area, County Engineer Jeffrey Stauch said.

If the ordinance is approved at council's next meeting Aug. 27, the city will release the 0.253-acre parcel for $1.

City Council also introduced legislation to grant easements to the Ohio Department of Transportation.

In July, ODOT requested two permanent highway easements and one temporary easement as part of its Main Street Bridge replacement project, Hoyt said. The project would replace the North Main Street Bridge that crosses Mill Creek.

"This project will invest approximately $1.9 million into our infrastructure and includes about $100,000 in aesthetic benefits at no cost to the city," he said.

The temporary easement would be 3.181 acres west of North Main Street granted for a year. The permanent easements include a 0.409-acre tract east of state Route 31 and 3.181 acres west of Route 31.

The affected property has an appraised value of $8,792. The city will donate the easements to ODOT because of the project's positive effect on the community and aesthetic upgrades, Hoyt said.

Council will hold a second reading and public hearing on the ODOT easements Aug. 27.

In other news:

* City crews have completed paving on Meadows Drive, Apple Drive, Emmaus Road, Brookstone Drive and Mill Park Drive. The remaining work included in this year's $1.4 million pavement maintenance program will be performed by Sept. 30, according to Mayor John Gore.

Those streets are Timber Lane, South Main Street, Oak Knoll Court, North Walnut Street, Locust Street, Van Kirk Drive, Grove Street, Sherwood Avenue, Windsor Drive, Milford Avenue and an alley between Seventh and Eighth streets.

* Gore said curb installation is occurring for the Fourth and Fifth streets waterline project, on the south side of Fourth between Grove and Court streets. This week, crews will connect residents to the water line on East Fifth Street.

* The annual Dog Swim Day is scheduled from 5 to 7 p.m. Aug. 31 at Marysville Municipal Pool. Admission is $5 per dog, and all proceeds benefit the Union County Humane Society.