Commissioners approve agreements

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — At their meeting Tuesday, the Miami County Commissioners awarded contracts, and approved purchases and agreements.

The commissioners awarded a bid and voted to proceed with the 2016 chip seal program. The annual program was awarded to Wagner Paving of Laura, at a cost not to exceed $118,286.

The board approved the purchase of three new pick-up trucks for the Facilities and Operations Department at a cost of $25,878 each. Three older vehicles were traded in to purchase the new trucks.

The commissioners also approved a maintenance, repair, and support agreement with Jefferson Audio Video Systems for the county’s digital recording system. This agreement includes 13 rooms at a cost of $1,392 per room, which is not to exceed $18,135 total.

An agreement on behalf of the Communication Center for server migration services was also approved.

The commissioners voted to accept a quote from Spillman Technologies to move the existing system modules to new servers. The system includes computer-aided dispatch, as well as records management.

The current servers were purchased in 2010 and are nearing the end of their useful lives, running the risk of failure.

The board also approved an agreement for transportation services between the Tri-County Board of Mental Health and the Miami County Sheriff’s Office.

The Sheriff’s Office will provide two deputies and a marked cruiser for hospital transportation services for any residents of Miami, Darke, or Shelby counties from a Miami County facility to a hospital.

The Tri-County Board of Mental Health has agreed to grant the Sheriff’s Office $14,000 for this service.

By Cecilia Fox

Reach Cecilia Fox at or (937) 552-2205.

Reach Cecilia Fox at or (937) 552-2205.