Bids open to improve Willoughby Hills Town Hall; Fire hydrants to be scrapped – News-Herald


Using funds from the American Rescue Plan for infrastructure improvements, Willoughby Hills City Engineer Pietro DiFranco offered to repave the City Hall parking lot.

Bids opened June 23, and the city looks forward to beginning the project, along with improvements to City Hall’s steps and signage, Mayor Andy Gardner said.

“All of this effort should be to ensure that our city has a beautiful aesthetic look to both our residents and visitors to our city,” Gardner said.

Fire hydrants have also been painted in the city. Gardner credits Service Superintendent Mark Grubiss with taking the lead to make this happen.

“While the Lake County Department of Utilities typically provides this service, a reduction in the workforce has not made it possible for them to undertake this task,” Gardner said. “However, they provided the city with the paint for the project, and we look forward to restoring the hydrants this year.”

The city’s service department hired a part-time serviceman to begin painting the city’s fire hydrants.

Matt Diaz, who recently started this task, starts with some hydrants in the Glen area, which includes Kennelly, Red Fox Pass, Trailard, Dodd’s Hill and Dodd.

The city has a list of nearly 300 fire hydrants and will continue to do so until the list is complete. If anyone has a fire hydrant and wants to make sure it’s not overlooked, they can email the location to Gloria Majeski at the Mayor’s Office at [email protected]


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