Miami County Commissioners approve the purchase of purification systems for county buildings

By Haylee Pence

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TROY – During their regularly scheduled meeting on Tuesday, Dec. 28, the Miami County Commissioners met to authorize nine agreements, including the purchase of multiple ionization purification equipment for 10 different facilities.

The commissioners approved the purchase of these purification systems from Waibel Energy Systems for the following buildings with the following prices:

• 911 Communications Building, $6,597

• Animal Shelter, $3,298

• Engineer’s Administrative Building, $1,649

• Job and Family Services Building, $17,421

• Hobart Center for Government Building, $43,357

• Incarceration Facility Building, $73,789

• Safety Building, $42,868

• Sanitary Administration Building, $3,298

• Sheriff Training Center Building, $4,948

• Transit Building, $1,649

The total cost shall not exceed $198,874. The purification system will “remove 98-99% of airborne viruses,” according to a representative.

Next, the commissioners authorized the purchase of 4 ClearCast Go Precinct Scanners for the Board of Elections for a cost that shall not exceed $21,600. The additional scanners are required due to the additional precincts being added to Miami County, specifically in the Huber Heights area because of population increases in that area.

They authorized a change in agreement with App Architecture for a change in square footage and design services for the Department of Development offices, which sees an increase in cost of $46,950. A dedicated right-of-way and a cul-de-sac are also additions being added to the city of Troy. The total contract has a cost of $347,325.

Then, they authorized a memorandum of agreement with CASA/GAL, which provides volunteers to be an advocate/guardian for children under the care of the Juvenile Court. The cost of this service is $85,000 annually, and the contract lasts throughout 2022.

The commissioners authorized a contract with First Transit, Inc. for Miami County Public Transit System, which becomes effective Jan. 1. Additional terms can be added. The Miami County Public Transit System also had a contract approved for a janitorial service through Environment Control of Southwest Ohio. The cost will be $300/month.

Next, they approved the repair of sanitary lines at the Hobart Center for Government Building on Jan. 17 since the water has to be inaccessible for 24 hours for repairs. ARPA funds are being utilized for this project, which will cost $8,250.

The commissioners authorized an amendment to the contract with Artistic Inspirations for the website development for the ARPA Committee due to the recommendation of additional webpages for all the information the committee wants to provide.

The final authorization involved the transfer of a 2021 Ford F-150 Supercab XL from the Miami County Commissioners to the Miami County Public Health Department for the movement of supplies for their COVID clinics.