FORT LORAMIE — The village of Fort Loramie benefited from significant investment in construction projects 2019.
“A total of 22 building permits were issued totaling $3,369,800 in value,” said Village Administer Tony Schmitmeyer. “There were four homes and a two-unit condo that began construction this year. The biggest investment in new construction was Custom Foam Products adding a 47,500 foot addition to their existing facility in the industrial park. Along with the addition, they are also doing major renovations to their office space adding a new façade and signage. The addition will allow Custom Foam to continue their fast paced growth in Fort Loramie.”
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Progress continues in developing the Redskin Memorial Park. Village crews and volunteers completed two playground areas in the park in 2019. There were 36 community members that volunteered 512 hours to construct the playgrounds. Constructing the playground with volunteer labor saved the community $45,000. Village crews installed sidewalks around and connecting both playgrounds. They also installed a sidewalk from the main parking lot to the ball diamonds. There were 58 new paved parking spaces that were added in the north west corner of the park along with paving the 135 space parking lot in the front of the park. Lights were installed around all the parking lots and walkway to the concession stand. Eagle Scout Jared Magoteaux along with the Fort Loramie Boy Scouts installed three flag poles in the park as part of Jared’s Eagle Scout project. In 2020 the Village plans to construct a 60-foot by 40-foot pavilion, a 44-foot by 30-foot shelter house, install lights around the playground and walking paths and add additional sidewalks.
The village is also planning for the reconstruction of Greenback Rd from Main St to Monterey Dr. The project will consist of replacing the roadway, installing new curbs, sidewalks, water mains, and storm mains. The project will also include resurfacing Greenback Rd from Monterey Dr to SR 705. The village hired Jennifer Frilling as the village fiscal officer. Jennifer is also the Fiscal Officer for Cynthian Township. Her and her husband, Aaron, live in the Fort Loramie School District and have two children, Lane and Ellen.