Gibsonburg plans industrial park improvements
Gibsonburg village officials plan to break ground in April on a $1.27 million project to improve an industrial park.
Village council recently approved awarding a contract to Speer Brothers, Inc., Sandusky, to install about 1,500 feet of access road, and water and sewer lines for the site, which covers just under 60 acres in the southeast corner of the Sandusky County village, administrator Dave Johnson said.
He said the village will pay for about half the cost and has filed an application with the Ohio Water Development Authority for a loan to cover the balance.
The village purchased the property in the early 1990s but securing business tenants for the park has been hampered by the lack of infrastructure, Johnson said.
“We have had some contacts from businesses,” he said. “But until we get the road and infrastructure there they don’t want to make a commitment. That’s been the challenge.”
Park board seat filled
Robert Hawker, of rural Bowling Green, has been appointed to the Wood County Park District Board of Commissioners.
He will fill the remainder of the term held by Frank McLaughlin, who resigned in February.
The term expires at the end of the year.
Wood County Probate Judge Dave Woessner announced the appointment last week.
Hawker has been active in several volunteer and community organizations and has served on the board of the Friends of the Wood County Parks for five years.
“Bob’s unique work history combined with his obvious interest in our park district will provide a solid foundation to be an effective board member,” Judge Woessner said.
The other members of the district board are Robert Callecod, Mary McCormick, John Calderonello, and Joe Long.
U.S. 20 project underway
The Ohio Department of Transportation has announced the start of work on U.S. Route 20 in Sandusky County.
The project will cover the section between County Road 32 and State Route 53, just east of Woodville.
Traffic will be reduced to one lane. Weather permitting; work is scheduled to be complete by August.