Commissioners approve internet agreement, additional services

By Haylee Pence

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TROY – On Thursday, Dec. 16, the Miami County Commissioners met to authorize seven resolutions and agreements. Commissioner Ted Mercer was not present for this meeting.

The commissioners authorized the usage of Level 3 Communications to offer internet services for the Auditor/IT Department in the Communication Center and Juvenile Court offices. The cost shall not exceed $32,041.32 annually and $2,670.11 monthly. The Communication Center will be billed $920.50 monthly, and the Juvenile Court will be billed $400.00 monthly.

Next, they authorized an agreement with Cron Mortuary Services to provide body transport services for the 2022 year. The service involves transporting bodies from the site of death to the Montgomery County Coroner’s Office. The cost of this service is variable upon situation. For one-man removal, the cost is $135, while two-man removal is $210. If the body is in decomposition, there is an additional $70 charge. If the deceased weighs 300 pounds or more, there is an additional $70 charge as well. If the police officers that are on the scene aid with the removal of the body, these additional charges are not incurred. The total contract shall not exceed a cost of $25,000.

The Communication Center requested the purchase of two new DLP Projectors for a cost that shall not exceed $3,312.44. The current projectors are six years old, and one is completely broken. The commissioners approved this purchase.

The commissioners then approved the funding for a part-time hazardous materials coordinator position for the 2022 year with agreements for funding with the cities of Troy, Piqua, and Tipp City. These are the costs for each city, which vary based on the number of emergency hazardous sites in each jurisdiction:

*City of Piqua, $7,694.96

*City of Troy, $11,061.50

*City of Tipp City, $2,885.61

*Miami County, $2,885.61

A contract with WDC Group LLC for the evaluation and project management of the reconstruction of the Grandstand at the Miami County Fairgrounds was approved for a cost of $27,890, which includes the evaluation, design, cost estimates, renovation, repair, and restoration of the project. The WDC Group will also provide bid documents, drawings, meetings, and overall project management.

The commissioners tabled the extension of the emergency paid sick leave policy in the commissioner’s handbook in order to further discuss this matter, ask questions, and obtain more information in relation to the pandemic.

The commissioners want to thank all of the residents of Miami County who have already donated items for Operation Miami County Cares for items being sent to Kentucky to aid in disaster relief. They are also asking those who can to help out by donating toys and other unwrapped Christmas presents for children, along with individually-wrapped holiday candy.