Funding, finance for infrastructure works on the table at a public meeting
PORT CLINTON – Anyone still in the dark about the forward-looking Port Clinton infrastructure project can be quickly briefed on its history and any latest progress that will be presented at an upcoming meeting.
On Thursday, October 14, Poggemeyer Design Group will co-host a meeting open to the public alongside local officials to discuss the status of the city-wide comprehensive infrastructure plan called FLIP, which has has continued to evolve since its first deployment in 2019.
The meeting will be held at 6 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center at Port Clinton High School, 811 S. Jefferson St.
“The Poggemeyer Design Group will be there to educate everyone on the funding and funding models for the infrastructure project,” said Mayor Mike Snider.
Poggemeyer is no stranger to Port Clinton
Poggemeyer Design Group, a civil engineering firm based in Bowling Green, has been working with the city on the project since its inception several years ago. The firm has also worked with the city on many other projects, as well as with other Ottawa County agencies.
In addition to funding updates, Snider said they will talk about how the project got started and how it has evolved during this time.
Two days before the biggest public meeting, Poggemeyer will deliver a similar presentation to Port Clinton City Council, focusing on a review of the project’s funding sources, which could currently be up to 13, according to Snider.
While several city officials are aware of some of the more recently added funding sources and have heard much of the presentation, Snider noted that further updates will be discussed.
As the vanguard of their efforts continues behind the project to touch and revitalize all of the city’s roads, officials were recently reminded that the community has maintained its “city” status.
This week, Snider announced that the 2020 census results showed the population of Port Clinton to be 6,025, which far exceeds the 5,000 required to be officially considered a city, and has been recognized by a proclamation. of the state of Ohio.
“Looking around town, I hope you are as excited as I am to see such an amount of positive activity,” Snider said.