Delta Council takes step toward new road construction

Staff Report

Delta Village Council on Monday took another step toward constructing a new road to support Nature Fresh Farms expansion.

Council passed the second reading of a resolution authorizing the Village Administrator Brad Peebles to bid and enter a contract for the construction of roadway with utilities to support the expansion of Nature Fresh Farms distribution complex. Three readings are required for final approval.

The road will be an approximately 1,300-foot extension from State Route 109 west to the edge of the 39 acre parcel. It will be north of the current Nature Fresh buildings and line up with the entrance to Fulton County Processing to create an intersection.

Council also approved the second reading of a resolution to authorize the village administrator to advertise for bids and enter a contract for the construction of the Fulton County water connection. Last year Peebles said increases in Delta’s industrial base are the major focus behind the request for more water. Demand from Worthington Industries, NatureFresh, the impending Nova Steel plant on County Road H and other possible projects in the works will require greater water capacity, he said.

The village received a grant in the amount of $1,038,000 for the project and they are trying to bid early in hopes of getting a better price.

Also at the meeting, it was reported that a resident had contacted the village regarding dog droppings in the cemetery. She asked for signage telling visitors to take care of any animal waste.

Council agreed, approving the expenditure of approximately $1,000-$1,500 for signage at the two cemetery entrances, park entrances and likely also at the reservoir.

Staff Report