Miami County Commissioners authorize Casstown Water Extension Project

By Haylee Pence

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TROY – On Thursday, Jan. 20, the Miami County Commissioners met to authorize several agreements, including authorizing the Casstown Water Extension Project.

The project involves installing “approximately 6,500 linear feet of 12-inch waterline, 3,400 linear feet of 8-inch waterline, and a water booster station along State Route 55,” which will provide water for the village of Casstown, according to the commissioners. The commissioners authorized the Sanitary Engineering Department to “obtain Statements of Qualifications from firms interested in providing professional services for the design of the […] project,” which will be received on Tuesday, Feb. 8.

The commissioners appointed Jeannie Jordan-Bates, Chris Schmiesing, and Sherrie Collett to the Piqua Tax Incentive Review Council for a three-year term, which expire Nov. 10, 2024.

Then, they authorized the purchase of one new HVAC unit at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, which is to replace the current HVAC system which is “beyond economical repair.” The cost of this shall not exceed $10,874.

They also authorized the purchase of two Kodak Capture Pro Group DX Software Assurance Kits and two Kodak Alaris NBM Carekits for two i420 scanner stations for the Miami County Microfilm Board. The cost of these shall not exceed $5,626.

They then authorized a contract with Donald J. Schonhardt and Associates, Inc. for assistance with the 2021 Comprehensive Annual Financial Report (CAFR) for the Auditor’s Office for a cost that shall not exceed $49,000.

The commissioners authorized the amendment to the “Workforce Innovation Opportunity Act (WIOA) Sub-Grant Agreement” with Job and Family Services, which “sets forth the terms under which the parties shall work together to provide services for the Reemployment Services and Eligibility Assessment (RESEA) Program.”

Following these agreements, the commissioners heard an ARPA update. The ARPA website should be operational the third week of February.

The Miami County Prosecutor’s Office was approved for a Matrix software for a cost of $255,000 through 2026.

The Sheriff’s Department/West Central were approved for the purchase of body cameras.

Commissioner Ted Mercer said, “I’m very happy with the committee,” and that “the committee keeps providing lots of updates.”