BEVERLY-The ongoing dispute between the village of Beverly and R&D Development of Belpre over infrastructure issues at the firm's Spring Hills subdivision off Ohio 339 in Beverly at Lakeview Drive has finally been resolved.
Beverly council members and the village's board of public affairs both passed motions at a special meeting Wednesday to accept the subdivision into the village of Beverly if all of the agreed-upon repair work is completed by Stantec of Logan on behalf of R&G Development, as stated in Stantec's letter to council members dated Sept. 19.
Stantec will oversee work on Spring Hill's Center Street and Bernice lift stations, the subdivision's detention pond, booster station and one of its manholes, noted R&G Development's engineering consultant Gary Silcott, senior associate at Stantec, during his presentation to members of the Beverly council and public affairs' board.
In November, Stantec will begin infrastructure repairs including work on the subdivision's detention pond and the placing of orders for the station pumps.
"Hopefully (the project) would all be wrapped up by spring, early summer next year," Silcott said. "That's the plan for now."
After all project work is completed and approved by the village of Beverly, R&D Development and Stantec will provide a one-year warranty on the work.
Infrastructure issues to be addressed at the 23-acre Spring Hills subdivision in Beverly include:
- Installation of new pumps at Center Street lift station.
- Grading of the area at Bernice lift station to drain storm water away from the station, installation of new pumps and VFDs and work on valves.
- At the subdivision's booster station, replacement of sump pump, installation of new pumps, sealing of inside of booster and regrading around station to improve draining around lid.
- Removal of vegetation from basin of detention pond and installation of orifice plate in basin structure.
Stantec agreed to send monthly emails to the village of Beverly to keep officials apprised of its progress during infrastructure work.
Once the subdivision becomes part of Beverly, the village will be responsible for sewer, water, roads and streets there.
Spring Hills' residents at the meeting asked the village council when lots could be sold there again.
After the work is done, lots can be sold, council members agreed.
Mayor Rex Kenyon thanked Nanette Rudolph, R&G Development president, and Silcott for their cooperation with the village council.
"It's been a pleasure to work with Gary and Mrs. Rudolph," said Kenyon.
Kenyon said he is excited to see this phase of the repairs agreed upon.
"We're getting closer," he said. "(The infrastructure work) has needed to be done for a long time."
"It's been a slow process, but I think all things like this are," said Rudolph.