In a very short meeting Monday, April 25, Reynoldsburg City Council approved a motion to authorize CT Consultants to again provide plan review and site inspection services for private site improvements in the city.

In a very short meeting Monday, April 25, Reynoldsburg City Council approved a motion to authorize CT Consultants to again provide plan review and site inspection services for private site improvements in the city.

Safety director Jim Miller said this is the second two-year contract the city has had with CT Consultants.

There is no cost to the city, he said. Whatever the city collects from applicants for plan review and inspection services is paid back to CT Consultants.

"When we have a private site development like an Auto Zone, an IHOP, an Olive Garden or a Target store, we sometimes need assistance reviewing the plans and doing the inspection once they go under construction," Miller said.

"Our planning commission doesn't review plans for technical content. They don't go out and inspect sewers or climb down in manholes, for example, and we somebody to do that for us," he said.

In addition, Miller said the city needs someone to assist with design calculations with new sites under construction, for instance, for traffic demands. That is what CT Consultants is used for when Reynoldsburg conducts plan reviews, he said.

"They check the site, not the building. Our building department reviews the buildings," Miller said. "They're a good group to use.

"They're working for us now on the Summit Road schools, which are currently under construction, and they've been there the last two years," he said.