Miami County Commissioners authorize agreements, open bids


By Haylee Pence

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TROY – On Tuesday, Feb. 8, the Miami County Commissioners authorized five resolutions then participated in a bid opening for the 2022 Miami County Bridge Package. They also received Statements of Qualifications for the Casstown Water Extension Project.

The bids for the bridge project include the following: Brumbaugh Construction Arcanum for $926,523 and RB Jergins Vandalia for $1,011,363.

The Statements of Qualifications for the water extension project include the following: Access Engineering Solutions, Choice One Engineering, Strand Associates, and Engineers, Architects, Planners.

The awarding of the bids were deferred for county staff to determine their recommendations.

The first resolution the commissioners approved was to authorize the Common Pleas Court to submit the 2022 Technology Grant Fund Project application to the Supreme Court of Ohio for funds to upgrade two courtrooms’ audio recording systems. “The upgraded system will integrate with the current video conferencing system and will provide a more advanced video streaming product for public viewing and for remote participation and interaction by parties, witnesses and attorneys,” according to the meeting agenda. The grant funding that they are seeking is $85,657.54.

The next resolution involved approving the 2021 County Highway System Mileage Certification through the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT). It included 422.557 miles of roads, which are county-maintained and saw a decrease of 0.218 miles from the previous year due to various annexation.

Then, the commissioners approved the West Central Detention Center to purchase one Rooftop Engineered Air HVAC Unit with Ionization Equipment and ionization purification equipment on two air handlers at the West Central Detention Center. The cost of this shall not exceed $196,014. The HVAC Unit will be purchased from Waibel Energy Systems.

The next resolution was to amend a previous resolution that allowed the Municipal Court to purchase one Polycom Studio X50 Video Conferencing system, mounted secure cabinet with a 24” monitor, and a five year Service coverage. The amendment was to allow the Common Please Court to reimburse the Municipal Court for their cost of the purchase, which was a total of $9,218.85.

The final resolution was to acknowledge the monthly expenses from the Sheriff’s Office for December 2021 and January 2022.

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