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Richland Avenue - Project Update
The Richland Avenue South project will rehabilitate and improve safety in the section of Richland Avenue between Dairy Lane and Canterbury Drive. Read on...
College Street is closed 9/23/2014 until approximately 2 PM between Union St. And Washington
College Street is closed today (9/23/2014) until approximately 2 PM between Union St. And Washington St. for construction work on Schoonover Hall. For more information, contact Ron Lucas, Deputy Service-Safety Director, by email at
West Union Street Improvements Project – Planned Water Outage and Traffic Impacts
The Contractor will be working on a waterline tie-in on West Union Street beginning Wednesday September 24, work will continue through Thursday September 25, 2014. Read on...
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FLAG.jpgOhio University to provide an additional 5-year contribution to Athens City’s Fire Department.

Ohio University President announces sustained contribution to the City of Athens Fire Protection capital needs

Ohio University President Roderick J. McDavis met with City of Athens Mayor Paul Wiehl and announced that he has authorized an extended 5-year contribution to the City of Athens for financial assistance towards the future capital improvement purchase of a new pumper truck for the Athens Fire Department.  

“I am pleased to be able to extend the current Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) appendix for Fire Protection with this action.  The University community recognizes the need for fire protection services and we want to support the City’s important work in this area. Ensuring the safety and security for our shared community is of paramount concern to Mayor Wiehl and me,” said President McDavis.  

“The City of Athens applauds this gracious act from Ohio University.  We operate fire protection services from our General Fund and this financial assistance will allow us to proceed with designing a new fire pumper truck for the Department,” said Mayor Paul Wiehl.  “Ohio University’s recognition of their demand on these resources is welcomed as we continue to strive for a great community though these committed efforts.”    

The original Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) was signed in 2012 and included the “Ladder Truck Contribution by Ohio University FY2012-2016” as Appendix A-1.  That Appendix will be updated to reflect this additional 5-year commitment.  The MOU encompasses Safety and Services, Land Use Planning, Emergency Management, Joint Infrastructure and Utilities, as well as other appendices.  Other recent collaborations include the trial run opening of Bobcat Lane, as well as the South Green Connector Roadway to Mill Street.

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