By Blythe Alspaugh
TIPP CITY — A bid for projects outlined in the 2022 Asphalt Resurfacing Program was accepted by Tipp City Council at Monday’s meeting.
The bid, placed by John R. Jurgenson Co. of Springfield, was for $662,766.18, which saves the city $62,000 from the $725,00 that had been originally budgeted for the project in the Capital Improvement Plan. The remaining $62,000 is planned to be spent on alley repair and maintenance.
The following streets are scheduled to be paved as part of the project:
• Main Street, from I-75 to Hyatt Street
• Bellaire, from Garber Drive to Arapaho Trail
• Sioux Court
• Navaho Court
• Apache Court
• Pueblo Court
• Osage Court
• Chinook Court
• Kiowa Court
The city received another bid from Barrett Paving totaling $859,817.53, and opted to go with the cheaper of the two bids. Council members Douglas Slagel and Robert Schwab noted that John R. Jurgenson Co.’s bid was lower because they make their own gravel.
“We’ve used this same company in years past, and they do quality work. I wouldn’t have a problem with them doing it again,” Tipp City Mayor Mike McFarland said.
Council also accepted a resolution authorizing City Manager Tim Eggleston to enter into a contract not to exceed $73,900 with IBI Engineering of Columbus for the engineering and design for the Kyle Park Restroom Project. According to Eggleston, the sanitary sewer system at Kyle Park has to be redesigned for the additional restrooms that will be added as part of the project. Adding the additional restrooms requires installing a sanitary sewer force main and a lift station pump from the restrooms up to First Street.
The project will take a phased approach and the goal is to include design, sanitary sewer improvements, and the installation of at least one restroom building in the first phase. The second phase would include constructing one or more additional restroom building contingent on the cost.
Council also unanimously approved the following at Monday’s meeting:
• An ordinance accepting certain public improvements as completed by the developer of Cedar Grove, Subdivision, Phase 4. This is the final phase of the project with the exception of the sidewalks, final course of asphalt and other items noted for;
• A resolution authorizing Finance Director John Green to utilize an alternative format to meet annual tax budget filing requirements of the Miami County Budget Commission;
• A resolution authorizing Eggleston to participate in and to purchase road deicing salt from the Ohio Department of Transportation Cooperative Purchasing Plan;
• A motion to consider the renewal of Agricultural District Designation for 56.39 acres located along Donn Davis Way; and
• A motion to consider the renewal of Agricultural District Designation for 25.87 acres located west of 2 Abbott Park Way.
Council met in executive session following the meeting to discuss purchase of property for a total of 12 minutes, with no action taken.
The next meeting of Tipp City Council will be held Monday, May 2 at 7:30 p.m.