NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING
On January 10, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners of the County of Mercer, Ohio adopted a resolution declaring the necessity to construct, maintain, and operate the Harbor Point Water Line Replacement Project; including the extension of the system to service property owners, in the Harbor Point Area Water Subdistrict, of Mercer County.
The proposed improvement shall consist of replacing water lines within the subdistrict. The general route and termini of the improvements includes portions of Harbor Point Drive, East Ash Street, Elm Street, and Summit Street in the Harbor Point Addition, Jefferson Township. A list of specific locations, routes and termini is on file at the office of the County Commissioners. Total project costs are presently estimated at $601,364 which will be paid by state loans and the proceeds of general obligation bonds and certificates of indebtedness in anticipation thereof, under Chapters 133 and 6117 of the Ohio Revised Code. Debt for this improvement will be paid via the levy and collection of special assessments against benefited properties.
Pursuant to Section 6117.06 of the Ohio Revised Code, notice is hereby given that objections to or endorsements of the construction of such improvements, the location of such improvements, or the estimates of cost and financing, all as described in such resolution, will be heard by such board of the County Commissioners at 7:00 p.m. on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, in the Central Services Building, First Floor Conference Room, 220 W. Livingston Street, Celina, Ohio. At such time and place, a hearing will be granted by such Board of County Commissioners to all interested parties.
A copy of such resolution, the plans and specifications or typical plans and specifications for such improvements, and estimates of cost for such improvements, are on file in the office of the Board of County Commissioners, Central Service Building, Celina, Ohio, where they may be examined.
Written objections to or endorsements of the proposed improvements the character and termini thereof, the boundaries of the improvement area, or the estimates of cost and financing shall be received by such Board of County Commissioners for a period of five (5) days after such hearing.
BY ORDER OF
THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS OF
MERCER COUNTY, OHIO
Kim Everman, Administrator/Clerk of the Board
MERCER COUNTY SOLID WASTE
Public Comment Period and Public Hearing for Draft Mercer County Solid Waste Management Plan Update
The Mercer County Solid Waste Management District (District) is establishing a 30-day written comment period (Monday, January 7, 2019, through Tuesday, February 5, 2019) on the draft Mercer County Solid Waste Management Plan Update (Plan Update) (Ohio Revised Code Section 3734.54). The District has prepared the draft Plan Update as required by Section 3734.54 of the Ohio Revised Code. The draft Plan Update includes a solid waste facility inventory, projections and strategies, facilities and programs to be used, an analysis of the progress made toward achieving state solid waste reduction goals, budget and fees to finance the Plan, and District rules.
This draft is an update to a previously approved solid waste plan. This Plan Update details existing programs, including residential recycling education and awareness programs, market development activities, and other programs such as the business waste assessment program and financial incentive programs. Other specific programs include curbside recycling, dropoff recycling, yard waste management, household hazardous management, used oil management, scrap tire management, electronics management, appliance collection, and county office recycling.
The draft Plan Update includes a demonstration of access to capacity and determines there is more than fifteen years of landfill capacity available to the District.
This draft Plan Update continues to authorize the Board of Mercer County Commissioners to establish facility designations in accordance with Section 343.013 and 343.014 of the Ohio Revised Code.
The draft Plan Update includes a detailed siting strategy for the submission and review of plans, specifications, and applications of the siting strategy to proposed solid waste facilities including the maximum feasible utilization and exemption of existing in-district facilities.
The draft Plan Update complies with State Plan Goal #2, which states that the District must recycle at least 25% of the solid waste generated by the residential/commercial sector and at least 66% of the solid waste generated by the industrial sector.
The District currently funds plan programs and current operations through a disposal fee collected at District landfills and transfer stations of $2.00 per ton for in-district solid waste, $4.00 per ton for out-of-district solid waste, and $2.00 per ton for out-of-state solid waste. Additionally, the District funds programs through state grants, donations, and revenue from the sale of recyclables. The District has also prepared funding options should the Republic Waste Services Celina Landfill close which includes ORC 343.08 rates and charges and contract fees through designation. The plan presents three distinct budgets based on these three funding mechanisms. The District reserves the right to implement any of the finding mechanisms listed above at any point in the planning period.
The District will hold a public hearing to obtain oral comments regarding the draft Plan Update on Tuesday, February 12, 2019, at 11:00 a.m. at the Mercer County Central Services Building, 220 W. Livingston St., Celina, OH 45822.
The District will accept written comments as required by Ohio Revised Code Section 3734.55 on the draft Plan Update from Monday, January 7, 2019, through Tuesday, February 5, 2019. Written comments should be sent to Kent Hinton, District Coordinator, 220 W. Livingston Street, Suite A230, Celina, Ohio 45822.
The draft Plan Update is available for review at the Mercer County Solid Waste District, 220 W. Livingston Street, Suite A230, Celina, Ohio 45822 during normal business hours, the Mercer County Commissioner's office at 220 W. Livingston Street, Suite A201, Celina, Ohio 45822 and on the District's website at http://www.mercercountyohio.org/countyservices/solid-waste-management. Please call 419-586-3695 with any questions about the Plan Update or the opportunity to review a copy.