Construction is expected to be finished in early May on a 2,500-square-foot, $298,000 pavilion at Weaver Park.

Construction of the pavilion was started Feb. 25 by Columbus-based LeVeck Commercial Construction and Development, said Norwich Township Administrator Jamie Fisher.

The pavilion is inside Weaver Park at 4100 Columbia St., which is between the Joint Safety Services Building and the Franklin County Fairgrounds.

Norwich Township is funding the construction of the pavilion and will dedicate it to the city of Hilliard, which will be responsible for its maintenance, insurance and other associated costs, Fisher said.

The Hilliard Ohio Historical Society, which also owns and maintains the historical village at Weaver Park, will manage the pavilion, including its anticipated rental for public uses, she said.

Norwich Township will not receive any funds from the rental of the pavilion, Fisher said. The Hilliard Ohio Historical Society will receive such revenue, she said.

"Once dedicated to the city, the city will be responsible for all utilities and repair costs associated with operating the pavilion, including regular trash-bag collection," said David Ball, Hilliard's director of communications. "The historical society will be responsible for renting out and scheduling events at the pavilion, including cleanup after the events.

"All rents paid for use of the pavilion shall be retained by the historical society. The city and the historical society shall enter into a separate agreement authorizing the historical society to rent out the pavilion to the public."

The pavilion will have electrical hookups and LEDs, according to Jeff Nadalin, owner of Janco, a contracting company that designed the pavilion.

The pavilion is being built according to plan, Fisher said.

The township paid $5,875 for Plain City-based Janco to complete the concept plan that LeVeck is using to build the pavilion, Fisher said.