Commissioners approve courthouse painting

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — On Thursday, the Miami County Commissioners approved repairs to the corner domes of the county’s 1880s courthouse.

The building’s four corner domes have not been painted since 1998 and are in need of restoration, as they have lost most of the UV protection from the last time they were painted.

The cost of preparing, priming and painting the domes is not to exceed $44,900. They will be repainted from their uppermost points down to the water edge of the structures. The work will be performed by Meyer Restoration of Piqua.

The board also signed a release of claim with Jeremy Butts of Pleasant Hill releasing the county from any and all claims, demands, costs, damages, causes of action or suits of any kind relating to damage to Butts’ garage doors resulting from the placement of logs by employees of the county engineer.

The commissioners also authorized the submission of a grant application for the Miami County Sheriff’s Office’s 2018 selective traffic and impaired driving enforcement programs. The funds from this grant enable the department to employ extra enforcement around holidays for OVI and speed checks, Sheriff Dave Duchak said.

The department has received this $60,000 grant for about 14 years, Duchak said.

The commissioners did not meet on Tuesday, May 9, or hold a work session on Wednesday, May 10, because the recording in the commissioners’ meeting room was being replaced.

By Cecilia Fox

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