WILLARD - Council voted unanimously Monday to apply for funding for the next phase of the Myrtle Avenue reconstruction project. This phase will concentrate on the southernmost part of the street, near the U.S. 224 intersection. It will address drainage issues along the street and replacing the street pavement.
The city will apply for funds in September from the Ohio Public Works Commission, although work will not begin until sometime in 2009.
"As Myrtle is a prime thoroughfare in our community, we will need to be ready to make these improvements then, when the road surface will begin to fail," Humphress said. He added the city should learn whether Willard was approved for funding before the end of the year.
Humphress said if the city does not receive funding, workers will not do the project. However, he is confident the city will receive the money.
"We've been pretty fortunate with Issue I applications," he said, referring to the state's Capital Improvement Program.