By Allison Gallagher
For the Troy Daily News
TROY — Since earlier this year, the county has been seeking contractors to renovate the Miami County Courthouse and Safety Building. According to the commissioners, the buildings are in need of updated HVAC, plumbing, an upgrade in the security system and minor construction.
The county has only had one bidder, Staffco Construction Inc. of Fairborn, who is offering to do the work for $3,237,000. There are 11 alternates within the bid, which cover various purposes. Alternate 1, to install plumbing in the safety building, would be $386,000. Alternate 2, to update plumbing in the courthouse would be $215,000, while Alternate 3 for air handlers in the safety building is estimated at $606,000.
The amounty of $561,000.00 goes to the security systems in both buildings under Alternate 4; an estimate of $286,000 goes to VAV boxes in the safety building; and $160,000 is allotted for a sanitary sewer grinder pump under Alternate 6.
Alternate 7, which renovates the family restroom in the safety building, would cost $65,000, while $57,000 would be the amount it would cost to renovate the family bathroom in the courthouse under Alternate 8. Working on the plumbing for the sheriff’s office in the safety building would cost $227,000 under Alternate 9.
Alternates 10 and 11 offer a choice to the county, where under Alternate 10 the county is offered three-year maintenance services for $185,000. Should the county decide to go with Alternate 11, Staffco is offering five-year maintenance services with a price tag of $310,000.
The bid is open for acceptance for 60 days, and if accepted, work is expected to be completed by July 22, 2015.
In general business, the commissioners approved several items, including signing an agreement with the John R. Jurgenson Co. for the 2014 Asphalt Concrete Resurfacing Program for $1,168,867.80. The commissioners also voted to adopt revisions for animal shelter fees. Starting on Aug. 1, the animal shelter will be decreasing the adoption fee on dogs at risk for euthanasia to approve rescues, eliminating acceptance of DOA and out-of-county dogs and cats; and increasing euthanasia fees.
The commissioners authorized and signed an employee requisition to fill the upcoming vacant position of full-time development clerk II for the Department of Development. The pay rate for this position will be $11.88.
Additionally, the Federal Transit Administration Civil Right Assurance and the Department of Transportation Title VI Assurance, were signed by the commissioners so that the assurances will comply with Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964.