City of Martins Ferry

Service Director Lists 2012 Water Run-off Project Completions

Posted on: January 5, 2013

During his report to City Council on January 2nd, Service Director Chuck Bennett took time to thank the city employees for their work in completing several drainage issues which have plagued the city for a number of years. ?

“Early in 2012 I asked Council for $10,000 of permanent improvement funds to complete these projects throughout the city,” Bennett said. ?”Thanks to the hard work and knowledge of our employees, I am able to report the completion of these projects at a cost of just under the amount I requested.”

Bennett went on to list the following project completions:

  • Collapsed drain on Washington & Grant
  • Border Lane collapsed drain and wall issue
  • Creek wall erosion along Bruney’s alley
  • Drainage wall at top of West Vine & Willetta
  • Collapsed junction at N 8th, N 9th, and Delia
  • Collapsed creek wall and street erosion on Hickory
  • Spring Water drainage issue on Hughes Ave
  • Water runoff and icing issue on N 11th

Bennett ended his report by stating that a similar funding request will be made in the near future to complete more of these types of projects.


Proposal to Replace Municipal Swimming Pool with Indoor Aquatic Center

Posted on: July 18, 2012

With the present pool facility in need of major renovations, a committee made up of city officials, Park Board members, swim team boosters, and concerned citizens has been investigating the possibility of building a multi-faceted indoor aquatic center.

After weeks of meetings and discussions, a proposal has been developed complete with architectural renderings and designs for a brand new facility to be located on the current pool site.

The proposed aquatic center would include three separate pools: a 25 meter competition pool, a zero entry children?s pool complete with spray features and play structures, and a therapy pool. Also included in the proposed project are new locker rooms including a family changing room, a raised bleacher area for swimming competitions, large glass walls to allow for plenty of natural lighting, and renovations to the current Veterans Memorial Recreation Center.

The committee is now beginning the search for funding sources. If you would like to be a part of this project please call the Mayor?s Office at (740) 633-2876.