August 2015 - Bids were opened by the Maumee Watershed Conservancy District on the I-9 Bridge Reconstruction Project. The engineer’s estimate was over $800,000 and Anderzack-Pitsen Construction, Inc. from Metamora, Ohio had the low bid of $576,000. This project will begin soon and may extend through next spring to allow for finish grade and top coating. Bockrath Engineering has been contracted to design the bridge approach and AECOM has been contracted to design the diversion channel.
The Conservancy District -
Updated 10/21/15 - If you are interested in viewing the proposed flood maps, please visit the Municipal Building during regular office hours - Monday through Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m.
has requested the Village of Ottawa enter into a Memorandum of Understanding which stipulates the Village will accept ownership of the diversion channel property as well as the operation and maintenance of the channel after construction. This request is to eliminate the Conservancy District's need to assess property owners for the operations and maintenance costs. Construction cost cannot be used for maintenance. The annual maintenance cost is minimal and will consist of mowing and spraying to keep the channel free of debris. The Village has signed the agreement feeling the cost of maintenance will be only a fraction of the savings the Village will realize due to the damage caused by flooding events to the infrastructure such as water lines, sewer lines, pump stations, storm sewers and paved roads.