Resolution Authorizing the Closure of Indian Meadow and

Tiffin River Service Plazas at Milepost 20.8 in Williams County



            WHEREAS, Ohio Revised Code Sections 5537.03 and 5537.04 authorize the Commission to maintain, construct and operate the Ohio Turnpike System, including those service facilities it deems necessary to operate the Ohio Turnpike; and


            WHEREAS, the Commission constructed the Indian Meadow and
Tiffin River Service Plazas at Milepost 20.8 in Williams County, as part of the original construction of the Ohio Turnpike, which service facilities have not been reconstructed since their opening in 1955, and which, to continue operation, would require significant repair and renovation; and


            WHEREAS, the maintenance engineer reports that the existing wastewater treatment plant and related infrastructure servicing the Indian Meadow and Tiffin River Service Plazas are in need of replacement and said replacement would require a significant expenditure of funds, and there are no economically feasible public sewer utility services available in the vicinity of the service plazas that could be used to replace the Commission’s wastewater treatment facilities; and


            WHEREAS, required permits from various agencies of the State of Ohio including the Ohio E.P.A. and the Ohio Department of Commerce will expire in early 2006 and cannot be renewed without incurring aforementioned significant expenditures; and


WHEREAS, the Commission, by Resolution No. 24-2005, previously authorized the executive director to develop plans for the location, design and site development of one set of service plazas to replace the two sets of service plazas located at Milepost 20.8 in Williams County and Milepost 49 in Lucas County; and


            WHEREAS, for these reasons, the executive director recommends to the Commission that the Indian Meadow and Tiffin River Service Plazas be permanently closed and not rebuilt.


            NOW, THEREFORE, BE IT


            RESOLVED that the executive director is authorized to close the
Indian Meadow and Tiffin River Service Plazas at Milepost 20.8 in Williams County on or before January 31, 2006, and is authorized to give notice of the Commission’s intended closure of these facilities to all affected operators, vendors and contractors with whom the Commission has contracted to provide services at the facilities in accordance with terms of those respective agreements.




(Resolution No.  32-2005 adopted August 15, 2005)



I Gary C. Suhadolnik, Assistant Secretary-Treasurer of the Ohio Turnpike Commission, do hereby certify that the above is a true copy of the aforesaid resolution which was duly adopted at a meeting of the Commission, duly called for and convened and held on August 15, 2005 at which a quorum was at all times present and voting.


            WITNESS my hand and the seal of the Ohio Turnpike Commission on this 15th day of August, 2005.



                                                                                                         Gary C. Suhadolnik

                                                                                                   Assistant Secretary-Treasurer