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Commissioners authorize bids, mortgages

Allison C. Gallagher

For the Daily Call

TROY — At the Tuesday Miami County Commissioner’s meeting, the commissioners approved measures and contracts that would alleviate a couple of county residents financially and start improvements on the Snodgrass Road Bridge No. 9.11.

County engineer Paul Huelskamp updated the commission on the EPA water systems survey, which has been completed. Six service lines were found to be leaking, and an average of 30,000 gallons of water per day were lost prior to getting fixed. These have been repaired, and currently nine fire hydrants need evaluations, which the county engineer’s office is ordering parts and pieces for. The hydrants will be scheduled for repair during the next few weeks.

The county engineer also reported that the study was estimated to cost $6,000, but that the survey actually cost $3,000, which meant the engineer’s office was able to save $3,000.

Prestress Services Industries LLC in Lexington, Ky., was awarded the bid to purchase prestressed concrete box beams for the Snodgrass Road Bridge No. 9.11 Replacement Project. The company offered the best and lowest bid for the project, which will total $74,800 and was approved by the commissioners on July 31.

Nikki Reese from the department of development came to the meeting to talk about an email she received. According to Reese, the email came from Ed Noble, who is with Mutual Federal Family Bank, requesting a mortgage for Susan Kay.

Reese said that Kay went through credit rehab in 2011 for a non-forgiven mortgage. Currently, Kay is trying to sell her property and once it does sell she will have to pay the money she made back to the county.

“She’s got two mortgages, with the first one for about $60,000,” Reese said. “The land is worth a little under that.”

County commissioner president Bud O’Brien verified that the action Reese was requesting the commissioners take was to permit the house to be refinanced without the county’s support, since the home being sold would not affect the county negatively. The action was approved.

The commissioners also authorized and signed the release of a mortgage for a home that is part of the 2003 CHIP for Habitat for Humanity/New Construction Program. The home, which belongs to Roy and Jolene Dillon and is located at 460 Madison St., was forgiven for a 10-year deferred loan. The loan amount, which was taken out in August 2004, was for $12,500. Under the terms of the mortgage, there is now a zero principal interest balance due to the commissioners.

Stacey Miller’s home at 470 Madison St. was also authorized for a release of mortgage, with her loan being in the same amount and released under the same conditions.

Dennis Craig Thompson was approved to begin his job as the department of development director on Sept. 2 at a pay rate of $79,000. Additionally, George H. Lovett of Tipp City was appointed to the Tri-County Board of Recovery and Mental Health to fill the unexpired term of Craig Dusek, whose term will expire Aug. 15, 2015.

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