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.
Month: May 2022
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.
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.
On Wednesday May 11, 2022 the Village of Swanton will be smoke testing the sewers on Forrester; South Main Street between Airport Highway and Swanton Cemetery; and Airport Highway between Paigelynn Street and Main Street. Smoke testing is used to find broken pipes and connections to the sewer. The Village of Swanton hired Jones & Henry Engineers, Ltd., for this testing. All personnel involved with the testing can be properly identified either by badges or clothing. Please contact the above mentioned Village personnel if you have any concerns about the testing crew. This testing is scheduled to take one day. The study will involve opening manholes in the streets and public utility easements and blowing smoke through the sewers with a portable blower. An important task of the testing will be to locate defects in the sewer system. The smoke testing will also reveal sources where storm water and other surface waters enter the sanitary sewer or combined sewer system.