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Get ready to navigate around the streets of Genoa as crews ready for the upcoming streets repaving program.

Village Council hired Morlock Asphalt Ltd.,  Portage, O.,  Monday to repave some of its streets this spring and summer. The $101,000 contract covers the revamping of portions of three streets along with four parking lots, Village Administrator Kevin Gladden said.

The base bid includes South Railroad Street, from Superior Street to North Terminus; Washington Street, from Packer Creek Bridge to 13th Street; Main Street, from 4th Street to 5th Street as well as the West Business District parking lot.

The alternate bids also approved included the sealing and striping of parking lots at the town hall, Switch Street and Veterans Memorial Park.

The administration will meet with representatives of Morlock in coming days to determine the construction schedule.

Weather, as always, will be a key factor. So far this spring, temperatures have run sharply below the average norm. National Weather Service forecasters are predicting overnight lows in the mid-30s. But others are banking on a steady warm up as May approaches and crews are able to work consistently.

“We hope to get most of it done by July because of the Issue 2 projects we have in the works for later in the year,” Gladden said.

Earlier this year, the state of Ohio approved grants that enable Genoa to finish Phase 6 of the Northwest Storm Sewer Project and Phase 2 of the Washington Street reconstruction project.

The Washington Street project starts north of Sixth Street to the U.S. Post Office.

Genoa’s share runs about $400,000 in the 2013 fiscal year to cover the two projects.

State regulators, however, won’t release the Issue 2 funds until after July 1. So village leaders and Poggemeyer Design Group of Bowling Green are working together to get done as much as allowed before the money becomes available.

The intent, Gladden said, is to begin the Issue 2 projects in August or early September, at the latest.

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