Batavia Township Trustees discuss sufficiency of emergency access road

The Batavia Township Trustees hope to resolve the placement and creation of an emergency access road at the Lexington Run development after Central Joint Fire Chief Kevin Riley said that current plans would not be sufficient to support the department’s fire trucks.

The plan presented by Lexington Run would include a type of pavement that is covered with grass to hide it’s existence.

Denise Kelley, zoning administrator for the township, presented the issue to the trustees.

“Kevin doesn’t believe that the geoweb pavers are sufficient surface for him to drive his firetrucks across,” said Kelley. “The trucks weigh 50,000 pounds and he doesn’t believe the pavers will work.”