UPDATE: State roads, Lewis Avenue and Agnew Road, have recently been milled, repaired and paved. As indicated by the Tribune-Review in a July 20, 2017 article, crews completed repairs to both roadways in late July. The City is greatly appreciative of those efforts.
It was brought to the City's attention that, following completion of the paving, a small section of Lewis Avenue (in the 1100 block) was excavated for an emergency matter. Concerned citizens questioned whether this "street opening" was planned in advance of the new paving.
To fully address the issue, and dispel rumors, the excavation was done by Peoples Natural Gas due to an emergency gas line repair. The utility company placed a One Call just moments before excavating the small area. Pursuant to Ordinance #16-09, pavement less than five (5) years old shall not be opened unless a concern is demonstrated which presents a threat to public health or safety.
The City did not have advance notice due to the emergency nature of this matter. The City received an unrelated One Call in the general area roughly one week prior. (See image below.) This occurred prior to the new paving.
We endeavor to keep all citizens informed of the activities and operations being conducted within our City. If you have questions or concerns, please do not hesitate to contact us directly. We hope to dispel unnecessary rumors and keep our citizens fully informed of our municipal operations.