Commission to vote on emergency renovations

By Sam Wildow -

PIQUA — The Piqua City Commission will hold a light meeting Tuesday evening to approve a contract and a few purchases, including a renovation project for Public Works and the purchase for the roundabout project.

The commission will be voting on an emergency resolution to award a contract to Heyne Construction, Inc. for the construction of the Public Works Facility renovation project at a cost not to exceed $297,000.

According to the staff report, the renovation work will include the removal of existing exterior walls that have water damage in addition to the installation of new exterior face brick, fiber cement siding, metal wall panels, new windows, and new doors. The project also includes the replacement of the existing furnace and condensing unit.

If approved, the work will begin immediately. It is expected to be completed by February.

The commission will also be voting on purchasing the southeast corner of the intersection of Looney and Garbry roads for the roundabout project, which is currently owned by Windermere Woods, LLC. They will also purchase a temporary easement if approved. The cost is not to exceed $5,080.

According to the staff report, Windermere Woods is in agreement with the fair market value price being offered for the purchase.

Also during the meeting, the commission will vote on an annual purchase of water treatment chemicals. The purchase orders will be to Chemical Services Inc., Mississippi Lime Company, Matheson Tri-Gas, Inc., Shannon Chemical Corp., Sal Chemical, Carus Corp., Univar USA Inc., Jones Chemical Inc., and the city of Dayton. In total, approximately $319, 785 is budgeted for water treatment chemicals for 2018.

Finally, the commission will vote on approving the purchase of excess liability insurance from Associated Electric and Gas Insurance Services Limited for coverage of the city’s dams, water, wastewater, and power utilities. Associated Electric and Gas Insurance Services Limited has covered those areas of the city for over 20 years. The cost is not to exceed $80,000.

This commission meeting will be held Tuesday evening at 7:30 p.m. in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building, 201 W. Water St.

NOTE: Coverage of the Nov. 7 commission meeting will appear in the Thursday, Nov. 9, edition of the Piqua Daily Call due to election night coverage.

By Sam Wildow

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336

Reach Sam Wildow at or (937) 451-3336