Troy City Council approves Hobart Arena roof replacement


By Sam Wildow

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TROY — The Troy City Council on Monday authorized the city to seek bids for roof replacement project at Hobart Arena.

“The roof areas to be replaced include the barrel roof, the roof over the compressor/boiler room, and the west side roof,” said Kristie Marshall, second ward council member.

The cost of the project is not to exceed $670,000. These areas of the roof have not been replaced in approximately 20 years, and these improvements were not part of the renovation that was done to Hobart Arena approximately six years ago.

Also on Monday, the council authorized the city to contract with Prime Construction Management and Survey, Inc. for the construction administration of both phases of the West Main Street Corridor Improvement Project. The cost is not to exceed $850,000. The project includes a number of street, sidewalk, sewer, and traffic control improvements.

City Engineer Jillian Rhoades explained last week the construction management services include the oversight of the project, coordination with the relocation of utilities, onsite inspections, working with the Ohio Department of Transportation, and other coordination with the project.

The city sent out a request for proposals for the construction management services, and four consultants responded, Rhoades said. The city then negotiated with the firms and landed on a cost at approximately $839,000 with Prime Construction Management and Survey, Inc. of Cincinnati. The additional $11,000 is the contingency amount for the contract if the construction takes longer than expected.

The council also approved the city to advertise for bids and purchase two golf simulators for the Miami Shores Golf Course at a cost not to exceed $100,000.

“The simulators will be an added feature for Miami Shores to use to attract golfers,” said Jeffrey Whidden, first ward council member.

The units would be portable, placed in the shore line, and used in the off season for training, lessons, leagues, and tournaments, according to city staff.

Next, the council appointed Rena Gumerlock, Robert Jacobs, and John Terwilliger to the city’s Assessment Equalization Board and set the meeting date of Feb. 23 at 6:30 p.m. to hear appeals on estimated assessments for the first phase of the sidewalk/shared use path area of the South Stanfield Road Reconstruction Project. The council then approved assessing portions of sidewalk for improvements as part of that project.

Following that, the council approved an annexation petition filed for 25.3483 acres from Concord Township, referred to as the Mortell Annexation, located on State Route 718 and Peebles Road. The council approved a statement of municipal services to be provided to the area proposed for annexation, a statement of buffering related to incompatible uses, and the acceptance of the annexation.

Later, the council authorized rezoning 2.484 acres located on South Dorset Road at Arthur Drive from light industrial district to local retail district, as recommended by the Troy Planning Commission. A public hearing was held last month in regard to this ordinance with no comments for or against the rezoning.

The council suspended the three-reading rule on all legislation that required it.

At the end of the meeting, Mayor Robin Oda commended city staff for their work during the recent winter storm between Feb. 3-4. Oda said approximately 30 staff members worked in rotating shifts to salt and plow roads.

“The crews did do a fantastic job,” said Patrick Titterington, director of Public Service and Safety. Titterington said all of the streets were salted by Thursday morning. Crews later plowed Thursday during the day and into the night and then continued on Friday during the day.

“The crews did plow every street,” Titterington said. He said some streets were not necessarily plowed “curb to curb.” Since the storm, the city has been working on cleaning up different intersections until the weather is supposed to warm up.

“It seemed like crews were out almost continually,” said Council President William Lutz.

Titterington also noted that Feb. 21 is Presidents’ Day, so the next council meeting will be at 7 p.m. on Feb. 22. The meeting will be held in council chambers on the second floor of City Hall, located at 100 S. Market St.

Trash and recycling will still be on schedule the week of Presidents’ Day.

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