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
- Project 8&9 Update & Planning Commision Meeting
On May 13, 2022 Mayor Neil Toeppe, Public Service Superintendent Neil Tedrow and Village Administrator Shannon Shulters completed the Project 8&9 Sewer Separation walk through with Jones & Henry Engineers and Underground Utilities to address the concerns of residents regarding the greater than an inch drop off from driveway to road and the current grass growing being mainly weeds. It was assured that concerns and issues would be taken care of this fall.
The orginally scheduled July 5, 2022 Planning Commission took place on July 13, 2022 at 6:30 PM. Special Public Hearing was called to order to conduct a Site Plan Review for 10 Turtle Creek. The applicant desires to construct a commercial building at 10 Turtle Creek named Birchwood Meadow Event Venue. The intent of the building is to house various events such as weddings and conferences. Mayor Toeppe stated that the only concerns from CT, in which he had already addressed prior to the meeting, were what types of flowers/trees would be planted along with the type of wood that would be used for the sign. Mayor Toeppe assured CT that the Village of Swanton would handle making sure the business complied with the ordinances when it came time to plant flowers/trees and put up a sign. Mr. DeGood’s only recommendation to Mr. & Mrs. Mills is to make sure they contact the Ohio Department of Forestry to get approval of species being planted. Mr. Erdman’s concern was what type of lighting would be used in the parking lot. Mr. & Mrs. Mills assured the Planning Commission that it would be low and soft lighting but enough to ensure safety.
- New Village Administrator
At the June 27th Swanton Village Council meeting, Shannon Shulters was hired to become the next Village Administrator, replacing Rosanna Hoelzle who had submitted her resignation with an effective date of July 5, 2022. Shannon started on July, 11 2022. “It’s only been a few days, but I am hitting the ground running, I am excited to be a part of the Village of Swanton and look forward to working with the community as a whole.”
- Swanton Fire and Rescue Accepting Applications
The Swanton Fire and Rescue Division is looking to fill full time and part time positions. The ideal applicant should possess great character including but not limited to: must be able to establish and maintain effective working relationships with other employees and must be able to work as part of a team in completion of emergent and non-emergent tasks. Valid State of Ohio Firefighter I and EMT certifications required; Paramedic certification preferred. If you do not possess one or both of these certifications, please contact SFRD to discuss other options.
- May 12- Project 8 & 9
Here is an update related to Project 8 & 9. Everything is weather contingent and barring any unforeseen issues
- May 12: Mill Browning and Sanderson
- May 13: Asphalt scratch course on Browning and Sanderson
- On May 12 and 13 work on Browning will not start until after 8:00am to allow the bus traffic to clear.
- It is anticipated that the work will be completed each day ahead of the bus traffic at 3:00.
- May 16 and 17: Place asphalt base on Mettabrook
- May 18, 19 and 20: Prepare driveway approaches on Mettabrook for concrete. The following week, Smith Paving to complete concrete placement.
- May 19 and 20: Remove temporary concrete in Main Street road crossing and plate until asphalt is placed.
- May 4- Project 8 & 9 Update
The contractor for Project 8 &9 plans to start removing pavement and start roadway excavation on Mettabrook beginning Friday May 6, dependent on the incoming weather; this means Mettabrook will be closed to thru traffic. The excavation will not be as severe as the W. Garfield work and residents will be able to access their driveways as long as construction allows.
W. Garfield will be getting the intermediate course today, May 4, and will be open to thru traffic at the end of the day tomorrow, May 5- barring any unforeseen issues.