Pilliod Park Swanton train caboose in the winter

Honoring the Past, Committed to the Future.

Spanning two counties (Fulton and Lucas), the Village of Swanton honors its rich history and is committed to the future of this vibrant community, of more than 3,800 people in the Village incorporated limits and more than 14,000 people, total, in the 43558 zip code. Read more about the Village of Swanton

Announcements

  • South Munson Road Public Hearing

    February 8, 2024

    TO: South Munson Road Businesses & Residents

    FROM: Shannon Shulters, Village Administrator

    NOTICE OF PUBLIC HEARING: Swanton Village Council will conduct a public hearing on March 11, 2023, at 6:00p.m., following the regularly scheduled council meeting, in the Swanton Municipal Building located at 219 Chestnut Street, Swanton, Ohio. This meeting is intended to inform residents of the upcoming South Munson Road Proposed Sewer Extension & Resurfacing Project and allow for any questions to be asked concerning the project. If you would like more information or have any questions prior to March 11, 2023 please contact Shannon Shulters, Village Administrator via email at admin@villageofswantonohio.us or by phone at 419-826-0701. Office hours are Monday-Friday 7:30 a.m. to 4:00 p.m.

  • 2024 First of the Year Hot Topics

    2024 First of the Year Hot Topics:

    Sewer Separation Project 3, 11 & 12:
    Sewer install is complete down St. Richards Court. Sewer on Hickory will be finishing up, with Maple being next in line. Next month Storm installation will begin on St. Richards Court. Friendly reminder that they are working as efficiently as possible considering the ever changing weather conditions of this time of year.

    Refuse Service:
    Yes, the rumors are true, we have submitted a 90-day notice to Republic Services terminating their agreement with the Village of Swanton as the refuse & recycling service provider. The Village of Swanton does not handle any of the customer service or billing in house when it comes to refuse & recycling, we enter into an agreement with a provider in order to keep order/organization throughout the village and a decrease in truck traffic on non-main/residential roads. The Village of Swanton was required to publish a Request for Proposal in the local newspapers and online, we did so the months of October/November 2023. This resulted in two companies submitting, Klumm Bros Waste Solutions and Stevens Disposal. After Council reviewed and asked questions to both companies at the December 11th Council Meeting it was left up to the Village Administrator to decide which company to enter into an agreement with. Both companies were comparable in pricing with only one price being less IF the Village of Swanton would take on the billing in house. After a survey was done in Spring of 2023 it was determined that the residents DID NOT want the Village of Swanton to manage the refuse & recycling billing. So looking ahead here is what to expect: After February 1st 2024 Klumm Bros Waste Solutions will be contacting all the residents with instructions on how to set up their new account. The last week that Republic Services will be collecting is April 1st. Klumm Bros Waste Solutions will begin on Monday, April 8th. Please be patient during this transition.

    Munson Road:
    Reconstruction & Sewer Extension work is still in the design phase. Construction will go to bid in February with the intent to award in March. The estimated time frame for construction to begin would be late Spring/early Summer 2024.

    In a perfect world we would never have potholes and road projects to inconvenience anyone. In a perfect world we would never have accidents or incidents occur where waterlines would need to be fixed/repaired. In a perfect world, service providers that the Village chooses to contract/enter into agreements with would never have any errors in service or billing, and in a perfect world all streetlights would never burn out or have transformer issues. Unfortunately, we do not live in a perfect world. We are not sure if that could even exist, but if it did, how boring would life be?!

    Believe it or not we have an AMAZING community/village where we do everything humanly possible to make the quality of living and doing business here as perfect as possible!

  • Project 3, 11 & 12 Update 11.20.23

    MEMO TO: Village of Swanton Residents

    FROM: Shannon Shulters, Village Administrator

    DATE: November 20, 2023

    RE: Sewer Separation Project 3, 11 & 12

    As an attempt to be as communitive and transparent as possible regarding upcoming construction, Jones & Henry sent this update on Friday, November 17th:  

    I received the following maintenance of traffic description from Hillabrand & Sons Construction that will be set up the morning of Monday, November 27th:  We will have advanced warning signs at the corner of Brookside & Hallett (Road Work Ahead).  We will have advanced warning at Birch & Brookside (Road Closed to Thru Traffic).  We will have the intersection of Brookside & Crestwood Closed.  Please use Hallett & Woodside for access to the school (if that is the route the school wants to use). We will have advanced warning signs at the corner of Brookside and N. Main Street (Road Work Ahead).  We will have advanced warning at Brookside & N. Fulton (Road Closed to Thru Traffic).  The intersection of Brookside & Crestwood will be closed.  Please use Church St for access to the school.

    We have according to my schedule, that we will be working on Brookside starting on 11-27 working through January 2nd between the sanitary and storm sewers.  There will be a moving zone as we move through the area.  We will not block driveways overnight and we always make sure the residents get out before we get to their driveways.  Our guys do a great job of working with residents making sure they can get in and out of their driveways.

    Thank you for your patience & understanding during this construction project,

    Shannon Shulters, Village Administrator  

  • From the Office of the Village Administrator

    FROM THE OFFICE OF THE VILLAGE ADMINISTRATOR

    This is an intent to inform the public regarding past, current and future road projects since July of 2022:

    Combined Sewer Separation Project 8 & 9: Entered into the Engineer Agreement in April of 2020. Construction concluded in July of 2022. Streets impacted were Mettabrook, W. Garfield, Allen, West and Sanderson. Cost: Grant/Loan funding through Ohio Environmental Protection Agency & Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, 2.4 Million. Local Share (Village) $766,880.00.

    Combined Sewer Separation Project 3, 11 & 12: Entered into the Engineer Agreement in January of 2022. Construction is set to begin Mid November of 2023 and concluded before November of 2024. Streets impacted are Brookside, St. Richards Court, Hickory, Maple, Birch, Oak, Elm, Hallett, Airport Highway, Forrester, S. Main Street. Cost: Grant/Loan funding through Ohio Environmental Protection Agency & Ohio Water Pollution Control Loan Fund, 3.8 Million, Local Share from the Village Water Resource Recovery Facility Slated Funds $220,000.

    Airport Highway Improvement: Entered into the Engineer Agreement in April of 2022. Scope of the project is to improvement traffic safety at the corner of Airport & Hallett, Airport & Main Street. This includes changes in signals at both intersections to allow for ease of Left Hand turns off Airport. Also includes morning the merging lane that is currently West of Main Street to the East side of Main Street on Airport Highway. Currently under design with Engineer. Construction to begin early 2026. Cost: ODOT Abbreviated Safety Fund: $309, 900.00, Local Share (Village) $75,540.00.

    Hallett Phase A: Entered into the Engineer Agreement in June of 2022. Scope of project starts at Airport and goes North to Chestnut Street. Engineering is set to wrap up in December of 2023. Construction projected to begin in June of 2024. This includes resurfacing, curbs/approaches, extension of sidewalks with a retention wall. Cost: Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Surface Transportation Block Grant $448,000, Local Share (Village) $399,000.

    Hallett Phase B: Entered into the Engineer Agreement in August of 2023. Scope of project starts at Church and goes North to the Turnpike Bridge. Engineering is projected to wrap up in August of 2025. Construction projected to begin in June of 2026. This includes resurfacing, curbs/approaches, extension of sidewalks. Cost: Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Surface Transportation Block Grant $408,320 Local Share (Village) $160,080.00

    Munson Road: Entered into Engineering Agreement in August of 2023. Scope of Project is Resurfacing and potential Sewer Extension. Engineering is set to wrap up the end January of 2024. Construction is projected to begin in April of 2024. Cost: Ohio Public Works Commission $175,000 Grant, $87, 500 Loan, Local Share (Village) $433,500.00.

    Crestwood: Submitted to Ohio Public Works Commission in September of 2023. Project Awarding will not be known until Spring of 2024.

    East Garfield: Next in line for improvements for the 2024 Ohio Public Works Commission submission. Estimated Local Share (Village) Cost $533,500.00

    Unfortunately, we cannot go and pave roads as easily as everyone would like us to. It takes a lot of funding, planning, and timing. After this last Combined Sewer Separation (3, 11 & 12) it will become easier to fund road surfacing projects; however, many of these loans that we have had to take out over the course of the past 10-20 years are either still being paid on or we will be done paying on them within the next 5-10 years.

  • From the Office of the Village Administrator

    This post is an intent to inform the public regarding miscellaneous completed projects since July of 2022 with little to no cost to the Village (this is one post out of several to come, we didn’t want to get too lengthy). Here is what has transpired within the Village of Swanton:

    Downtown Beautification: We put together a “Downtown Beautification Day” and organized volunteers within the community to come help weed and clean up the downtown flowerbeds which, in turn, resulted in Foertmeyer & Sons Greenhouse bringing their staff to help make task fly by! After continued discussion occurred between the management of Foertmeyer & Sons and the Village, an agreement was made for them to continue to take care of the maintenance of the flowerbeds with minimal cost to the Village. They also put together the planters that were around the street lights and gave the flowerbeds where the Doughboy is in Memorial Park a facelift. The downtown has never looked so beautiful! (less than 15k)

    Fountain in Pilliod Park: The pump to the fountain was burned up/broken. With the help of the Swanton Rotary Club we were able to get a replacement and establish an agreement with Oak Park Garden Center to handle the care/winterizing of the pump. It has been flowing beautifully ever since! ($700)

    Caboose in Pilliod Park: The Swanton Rail Road Club has restored the Caboose to its natural beauty from when the Haller family originally donated it back in 1989 (plaque purchased by the Village in honor of the donation), and a special thanks to the Ritter Family for donating their time to apply all the base coating! (Less than 1k)

    Park Signs & Village Signs: A much needed face lift occurred for Pilliod Park, Rotary Park, the Police Department, Municipal Building and the R.L. Harding Fields signs. Along with new “Welcome to The Village of Swanton” road signs. Page Irrigation & Landscaping cleaned up and re-deigned the flowerbeds around the fountain and Pilliod Park sign for minimal cost to the Village. (between the signs and landscaping less than 15k)

    Swanton DORA: We became the first Village in Fulton County to establish a Designated Outdoor Refreshment Area. This past Summer Downtown Block Parties occurred, where over 200 people attended, this would not have been such a success without DORA! (signs & more trash receptacles less than 3k)

    Honor Our Veterans Banners: This was something that residents had been asking for, for years. We made it happen and now between the months of May & October, 76 Veterans are honored up and down Main Street. (split cost with the families that wanted their Veterans honored, less than 2k)

    Swanton Snowflake Shuffle 5k: Raised funds for the Swanton Middle School Career Class along with funds to help replace & update the Christmas Lights throughout the Village. (Raised 5k)

    Ditch in Memorial Park: This project was also one that was talked about for years in effort to create more greenspace. This would not have been completed without the collaboration of our Public Service Department, Swancreek Township and the Swanton Corn Festival Committee. (Corn Festival donated all materials)

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