“The difficulty of this issue to me is that we’re loaning tax money to another political subdivision,” he said. “I don’t think it’s something a city should do. What happens in the future with other projects.”
Councilman Todd Hickman said at the July 25 meeting that it’s difficult to loan money to the township when Monroe is putting an income tax increase on the ballot for safety services as well as for infrastructure and capital improvements.
City Engineer Dan Arthur said the project started July 31 as the county Engineer’s Office has already started to replace two storm culverts in the road as its part of the local match.
“We really had to do this because you’d hate to pass up nearly $1 million in grant money,” Arthur said. “The road is in pretty bad condition.”
He said the road would be closed until the week of Sept. 18
During the closure, local access will be maintained for residents of Hankins Road within the construction zone as well as for side streets, including Crossings Boulevard and Roden Park Drive in Liberty Twp. Residents of these subdivisions however are advised to utilize alternate access into and out their subdivisions in order to minimize as much as possible the amount of traffic within the Hankins Road construction zone.