El Dorado's City Commission approves road work, rejects YMCA proposal and prepares for upcoming city budget process

Greg Williams
Butler County Times Gazette
El Dorado City Hall on 220 E First Ave

The City of El Dorado held its Monday City Commission meeting and discussed topics on the YMCA, budget process, road work and community development. 

After a public hearing for assessment on Oil Hill/Rocky Road, the Commission has approved levying special assessments for the extension of Oil Hill and paving of Rocky Road. The total cost will be $558,131 for the project and will have the benefit district paying $385,110.

After many residents voicing their concern, the Commission has approved the paving of Douglas Road from Towanda Avenue to the SW Trafficway. The total cost will be $1,409,413, with the benefit district paying $591,668.

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The Commission also approved signing the contract for a Community Development Block Grant for 142 N. Main. This is the second phase of the project and will have an estimated cost of $341,700. The grant request is for $250,000.

There were many concerns about the YMCA Youth Recreation Proposal and the Commission voted 3-1 to reject the proposal. However, the Commission expressed interest in having further discussions on the issue.

The water line replacement on Boyer Road has been approved. The bid will cost $49,720 for the replacement on Boyer Road from Third to Central. 

The Commission also heard a presentation on the upcoming budget process, including information on the new Revenue Neutral Rate. 

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