City may see more wayfinding signage


Commission to consider phase 2 of project

By Sam Wildow - swildow@aimmediamidwest.com



The Piqua City Commission will be honoring the following fall Residence Pride award winners during their meeting on Oct. 16:

• Richard and Therese Borgerding, 909 Caldwell St.

• Tiffany and Eddie Harvy, 316 Wilson Ave.

• Hulme and Company CPA’s, 308 Water St.

• Jerry Hunolt, 216 N. Downing St.

• Michelle and Steve Stahl, 1007 W. Greene St.

PIQUA — The city is seeking to continue its wayfinding signage project, as the Piqua City Commission will be considering awarding a contract for the second phase of the project during their meeting on Tuesday evening.

The commission will then vote on awarding a contract to Outdoor Enterprises for the Wayfinding Program at a budgeted cost of $580,000, which includes a contingency and will be budgeted for 2018 and 2019.

The Wayfinding Program is a system of signage that includes primary and secondary directional and information signs, facility and park identification signs, and community gateway signs, according to the staff report. Phase one includes the downtown area, and phase two will include the fabrication and installation of directional signs citywide as well as facility, park, and gateway signs and identification.

The funding for this project is coming from various city department funds, including streets and public works, water, wastewater, election, the municipal government complex, the fire training center, parks, and the municipal airport.

If approved, the project would begin this year, with an anticipated completion in June 2019.

Also during their meeting, the commission will be considering a change order to the contract with Environmental Assurance Company, Inc. for the former Mo’s Lounge Asbestos Abatement project for approximately $59,724. The commission previously approved contracting with Environmental Assurance Company at a cost not to exceed $210,000. The change order was due to Environmental Assurance Company discovering hazardous building conditions and additional asbestos-containing material not previously identified by the project scope and specifications.

The commission will also consider an emergency ordinance amending Chapter 111 of the Piqua Municipal Code Peddlers and Solicitors. This ordinance updates this chapter, striking out sections regarding “panhandlers” and included a couple of additions in reference to soliciting. According to the ordinance, the city is seeking this change due to the U.S. Supreme Court’s decision on Reed v. Gilbert in 2015 in regard to sign codes. The ordinance states that the Reed v. Gilbert decision may have an impact on sections of the city code other than the sign code.

The commission will then vote on awarding a contract to L.J. Deweese Co. Inc. for the ADA Ramp Installation project for $58,000, which includes a 10 percent contingency. According to the staff report, the lowest bidder for this project was D&F Enterprise at a bid of $46,900, but the city found that D&F Enterprise did not meet the lowest responsible bidder requirement. L.J. Deweese Co. Inc. was the second lowest bidder at a bid of $52,484.

The ADA Ramp Installation project will include the installation of concrete curbing, sidewalk, and truncated dome pavers along recently resurfaced streets in the Historic East Piqua District. According to the staff report, these streets that will be receiving ADA curb ramps were originally supposed to be patched, but were instead found in need of being completely resurfaced.

The commission will also be voting on amending the contract with A To Z Property Maintenance, LLC for the Sidewalk ADA Compliance Program–Phase II. It would be increased by $8,000 to a final amount of $92,500 to complete additional concrete work to tie in the existing sidewalk with the ADA-compliant ramps.

The commission will then vote on a moral obligation to pay Applied Mechanical Systems for the emergency HVAC Services performed at the Fort Piqua Plaza and to enter into an agreement with Applied Mechanical Systems for the maintenance of the HVAC system for the remainder of the 2018 year. The plaza exceeded its $25,000 threshold for maintenance costs due to leaks found in the HVAC system, so the commission will be voting on a total not to exceed $40,000 for the emergency repairs and the remainder of the year’s maintenance at the plaza.

The commission also will vote on additional contracts for uniform rental and laundry services with Cintas Corporation for $50,000 annually for three years; submitting Ohio Public Works Commission grant applications; submitting applications for Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission funding; and a resolution to vacate an easement and replat a portion of Deerfield Subdivision Section 10 Plat and dedicate a new easement.

The meeting will be held on Tuesday evening at 6 p.m. in commission chambers on the second floor of the municipal building, located at 201 W. Water St.

Commission to consider phase 2 of project

By Sam Wildow

swildow@aimmediamidwest.com

The Piqua City Commission will be honoring the following fall Residence Pride award winners during their meeting on Oct. 16:

• Richard and Therese Borgerding, 909 Caldwell St.

• Tiffany and Eddie Harvy, 316 Wilson Ave.

• Hulme and Company CPA’s, 308 Water St.

• Jerry Hunolt, 216 N. Downing St.

• Michelle and Steve Stahl, 1007 W. Greene St.

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach Sam Wildow at swildow@aimmediamidwest.com