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March 25, 2019

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Jefferson Street project moves one step closer to getting started

Bid opening Friday; special council meeting to accept bids Monday

Two events this week and next will get the million-dollar Jefferson Street improvement project moving. Once it is underway traffic patterns in the village will change as the street will be closed for construction.

• A bid opening at 10 a.m., Friday, March 15, takes place in the town hall. Jesse Blackburn told Bluffton council he is encourage that 10 prospective bidders have requested bid sheets for the project.

• A special council meeting at 7 p.m., Monday, March 18, is set for the purpose of accepting bids on the project.

What’s in store:
The Jefferson Street project includes several pieces.
The water main replacement project is estimated to cost $353,270. The project is scheduled for May 20 to July 1.

The Jefferson Street improvement project is estimated to cost $883,900. The project is scheduled for July 1 to Oct. 25.

The village set a second public meeting, at 7:30 p.m., Tuesday, April 9, in the town hall, to cover Phase II of the Jefferson Street project.  Blackburn said that homeowners will be notified by mail of the meeting.

On Monday, at Blackburn’s request, the Bluffton council moved to have its Planning Commission meet to reconsider the zoning district that lies on a portion of Jefferson and Huber. See the map below.