Commissioners discuss bonds

MIAMI COUNTY — At their meeting Thursday, the Miami County Commissioners approved the engagement of bond counsel for the county and the issuance of notes.

The commissioners approved the engagement the law firm of Peck, Shaffer & Williams as bond counsel for the county.

According to County Auditor Matthew Gearhardt, the firm represented the county for many years before merging with another law firm, which necessitated the execution of a new engagement letter. Most of the same employees will handle the county’s business, he said.

The commissioners also approved the issuance of $5.6 million in bond anticipation notes, for the current HVAC project in the Safety Building and Courthouse and for improvements to the transfer station.

“The note that was passed last year, it’s simply a renewal of that note and some additional funds based on the two projects that are going to be going on at the transfer station,” Gearhardt said.

The transfer station projects include a new drop-off station and new scales.

In other business, the commissioners approved the purchase of new office furniture for the Sanitary Engineering Department at a cost not to exceed $20,850 from Brower Stationers in Troy.