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BTM Sewer District undergoes name change

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BTM Sewer District has a new name.

Carroll County Commissioners approved a request last week from BTM Sewer District Superintendent Ralph Castellucci to change the name to Carroll County Environmental Services.

Castellucci noted BTM has always been a county operation and the new name more adequately reflects the service area and the services provided to communities.

Commissioner Tom Wheaton asked about costs associated with a name change. “We are not changing things right away,” Castellucci replied. “We will change things as they come through.”

Wheaton then asked about bonds held by the sewer district. Castellucci noted the bonds are in the county’s name. “Nothing will change with them,” he stated.

Commissioner Jeff Ohler asked if the same tax identification number could be used with the new name. Again, Castellucci noted the district uses the county’s number so nothing will change.

The name change approved, Castellucci turned his attention to a major project for the agency: developing an engineering study and general plan for what he called the “Northern Corridor” project.

“We are looking at doing a study to provide water and wastewater to the area between Malvern and Carrollton which includes approximately 6,000 acres,” he said. “We get phone calls from companies interested in locating in our county, but due to a lack of infrastructure, those calls go silent a lot of times.”

He said both businesses and residential homes with failing septic systems would be served. 

Commissioners agreed to seek RFPs (Request for Proposals) for the preparation of a preliminary engineering report up to 3:30 p.m. May 17 at 620 West Canal Street, P.O. Box 954, Malvern, Ohio 44644. They should be sent to the attention of Castellucci.

Later that day, Castellucci visited Carrollton Council to pitch the proposal noting the services would travel along SR 43 to SR 171 and east on SR 171 to SR 9 and the Commerce Park.

He estimated the cost at $15 million, for which he said county commissioners would be responsible.

Carrollton Water and Sewer Superintendent Mike Leslie told council he believed it was a good idea as a back up water supply for the village in case a mass contamination or other incident occurred to village water wells.

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