Commissioners OK purchases for county departments

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — On Tuesday, the Miami County Commissioners approved purchases for several county departments and signed contracts.

The commissioners awarded the 2017 chip seal program to Wagner Paving of Laura. The cost for the annual pavement maintenance program is not to exceed $96,084.

The board also signed a change order reducing the cost of the Phoneton water line extension project by $148,945. The final contract amount is now $1,684,150.

Commissioner Greg Simmons noted that it is unusual to see a change order reduce the cost of a project. The reductions are due in part to changes made by the engineer to accommodate unforeseen field conditions.

The commissioners accepted a quote and approved the replacement of all interior lighting at the Miami County Transfer Station.

Wells Electric will install the new LED lights and fixtures purchased from City Electric Supply at a cost of $13,294. The cost of the lights and fixtures is not to exceed $4,170.

The commissioners approved several purchases, including new camera systems and related equipment for the Common Pleas Court at a cost of $2,443. They will be installed in the hallway of the Adult Probation Department.

The purchase of two new desktop computers for $2,480, as well as 38 Microsoft Office 2016 licenses for $9,623, for the Sheriff’s Office was also approved.

The board authorized the purchase of two Grizzly adjustable basketball systems at a cost of $4,029 and a 2000 John Deere Gator with dump bed for $2,900 for the West Central Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility. The Gator will be used to haul tools and equipment to the garden and recreation areas.

By Cecilia Fox

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