MC Fairground Grandstand project cost increases


By Haylee Pence

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TROY – The Miami County Commissioners approved the increase of $50,000 to the Miami County Fairground Grandstand Rehabilitation project on Tuesday, May 23.

The increase in cost is for installation of PVC conduit along with a new closet with a locking door for the controls for the speakers and more. The project has a zero balance of contingency allowance which places the project over the original budget.

Commissioner Ted Mercer said the project is getting “close” and there shouldn’t be many more change orders.

Then in other business, the commissioners authorized two purchases for the sanitary engineering department. The first of which is for an upgrade to their Wonderware software for the supervisory control and data acquisition (SCADA) system. The cost of this purchase is $8,350. The current software is no longer supported.

The other approved purchase was for the programmable logic controller (PLC) processor for a cost of $3,880. The current PLC processor is 16 years old, according to Assistant Sanitary Engineer, Josh Lococo.

The bid date for the 2023 asphalt concrete resurfacing program was set for June 8 at 1:35 p.m.

Finally, the commissioners approved an amendment to a previous resolution approving the financial contribution of $100,000 to the village of Fletcher for the Fletcher Water Tower project. The amendment is to utilize restricted ARPA funds instead of unrestricted ARPA funds.

Following the meeting, the commissioners participated in a zoning hearing.

The zoning amendment was filed by Jack and Linda Thomas, of Covington. The zoning requests to rezone 12.97 acres from general agriculture to domestic agriculture. Tha land is currently vacant farmland and woodland. According to Dan Suerdieck, manager of planning and zoning with the Department of Development, they propose to separate the tracts of land.

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