By Haylee Pence
TROY – On Tuesday, April 26, the Miami County Commissioners met to authorize seven resolutions, including listing two vehicles for sale through an internet auction on GovDeals.
The first vehicle is a 2000 Dodge Durango with 76,624 miles. The other vehicle is a 2008 Dodge Grand Caravan with 185,534 miles.
Another resolution involved authorizing the Miami County Sheriff’s Office to submit the 2022 American Rescue Plan Act (ARPA) Law Enforcement Violence Reduction and Staffing Grant application for a request of $81,730.44 in order to purchase a MX908 handheld mass spectrometer chemical detection system in order for the Sheriff’s Department to test drugs within the department instead of sending the samples to a crime lab. This will save the Sheriff’s Office both time and money since each sample sent to a lab is between $150-$200 to test, according to Sheriff Dave Duchak. Duchak also stated that other departments within and outside of Miami County will be able to utilize the mass spectrometer after receiving training on how to properly use it.
Then, the commissioners authorized the replacement of two public restroom partitions on the main floor of the Hobart Center for County Government Building through A.K. Construction in Covington. The cost of the project is $14,300. The current panels and hardware will be removed and installation will occur in the same space. According to an Operations and Facilities Department representative, there will be five stalls being replaced total.
The commissioners also approved contract negotiations with Waibel Energy Systems for the Miami County Courthouse third floor HVAC Renovation Project after receiving two bids.
Then, the commissioners acknowledge the receipt of the Recorder’s Microfilm Department Statement of Operations.
The final resolution was to accept the resignation of Chelsea Freels from their position as an Eligibility Referral Specialist for the Department of Job and Family Services.