Long Debated Project Is Inked

A contract for the replacement of a narrow Defiance sidewalk…a long discussed project in Defiance City Hall…is approved by city council. It goes to the only bidder on the project…Fenson Contracting of Fort Jennings…to replace the narrow walkway east of South Clinton Street, between Bassard Drive and Power Dam Road. The cost?…$274,650 dollars. City capital improvements money will cover that. Replacement of the sidewalk has been discussed as a safety issue in City Hall for years, with some council members concerned about its closeness to South Clinton Street. The distance is two or three feet generally from South Clinton’s asphalt while the new sidewalk should be 7-10 feet away, according to the city.

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