LETTER: Water delays

In reply to the Register Viewpoint of Jan. 3, concerning Northern Ohio Rural Water installation in Lyme Township -- especially on my
Sandusky Register Staff
May 24, 2010

 

In reply to the Register Viewpoint of Jan. 3, concerning Northern Ohio Rural Water installation in Lyme Township -- especially on my property located in the U.S. 20 corridor. I own property 1/2 mile west of Ohio 4 and 1/2 mile east of Prairie Road, with approximately 300 foot frontage. I have lived here for 31 years and in those years, as far as I can remember, the city as never considered installing water and sewer lines out this far. In the early 50s, Jake Ball offered the city a deal to install a water line to his bowling alley at his expense. He was turned down, I understand.

As far as annexation, you stated in your write-up there are 13 property owners that are stuck in the middle. There are 866 families in Lyme Township that would probably lose income to the township if annexed. I sometimes wonder why when write-ups in various papers do not mention the hundreds of people in Lyme Township being stuck in the middle.

I signed up with NORW Aug. 10, 2006, and was informed construction was started on schedule but when it reached the U.S. 20 corridor it was halted. As of this date, it is still halted.

My point is if my property is annexed, would it take the city another 30-some years to water and sewer out here?

Melvin Jennings

Bellevue