Commissioners Create New Position, Discuss SR 800 Project
Jennifer Lourenco Reporting
Tuscarawas County Commissioners have approved the creation of a new Assistant County Sanitary Engineer.
Commissioner Kerry Metzger says Charles Regula, Director and Sanitary Engineer with the Tuscarawas County Metropolitan Sewer District, is starting to contemplate retirement.
Metzger says officials are looking at filling the position in a timely manner.
Again, the selected candidate will be eligible for appointment as County Sanitary Engineer, based on satisfactory performance of duties, upon retirement of the current Sanitary Engineer.
During Thursday’s commissioners meeting, Tuscarawas County Engineer Joe Bachman also says work has been completed in connection with the reconstruction of the intersection of State Route 800 and County Road 37, south of Dennison.
Bachman says the project was made possible due to an estimated $450,000 financial contribution from the Rosebud Mining Company, which should not go unnoticed.
Bachman says the project changed the location of Pleasant Valley Road (County Road 37) to provide for a 90 degree intersection with State Route 800 and says 800 was lowered four feet so that sight distance could be maintained for vehicles entering 800 from Pleasant Valley Road (County Road 37).
Rosebud operates the Tusky mine and coal preparation plant near Dennison and is developing the Vail underground mine near Freeport.