2016 projects on committee agendas


For the Troy Daily News



TROY — Council committee members will meet on Monday and Tuesday to discuss a variety of projects including to seek bids for the Washington Road water line extension project, 2016 fuel supply bids and a traffic signal project on State Route 55 and Fenner Road.

Washington Road water line project

At 5:45 p.m. Monday, the utilities committee will meet to provide a recommendation to council to authorize the director of public service and safety to advertise for bids and enter into contracts for the Washington Road water line extension. The project is not to exceed $760,00.

According to the committee packet information, the project is part of the 2014 Water Master Plan update. The water line extension project was a recommendation that the city loop the water system along Washington Road from West Main Street (State Route 41) and West Stanfield Road to enhance the water system. The project scope includes the installation of approximately 5,400 lineal feet of 12-inch water main and appurtenances.

Choice One Engineering has completed the design of this project and has provided a construction estimate of $760,000. This is less than the $1.2 million budgeted. Funding for this project is from bond proceeds.

2016 fuel, asphalt and water meter bids

On Monday, the finance committee will meet before the utilities committee to provide a recommendation to council regarding the purchase of fuel in the open market, contracts for 2016 supply of asphalt and water meters.

According to the committee packet, as of October, the city spent $103,150 for gasoline and $81,500 for diesel fuel.

As a part of the budget process, staff has reviewed and estimated that some supplies and materials will exceed the $50,000 bidding threshold. The city estimated cost for asphalt materials is $59,500 and water meters and appurtenances is $178,500.

State Route 55 & Fenner Road traffic signal project

The streets and sidewalks committee will meet at 4:30 p.m. Tuesday to consider two projects for 2016.

The first is to provide a recommendation to council to advertise for bid and contracts for a traffic signal project at State Route 55 and Fenner Road at a cost not to exceed $275,000.

According to the committee packet information, the Ohio Department of Transportation (ODOT) has completed a traffic signal warrant approval process for the location of a traffic signal on State Route 55 and Fenner Road at the entrance to Clopay and has determined that the warrants have been met for a signal. The city also has been advised that ODOT will contribute $125,000 towards the cost of the signal project. The $275,000 estimated cost of the project includes contingency funds.

This project has been included in the 2016 preliminary budget. However, with ODOT’s financial contribution to the project, ODOT officials are asking that the signal be operational as soon as possible. The project is not budgeted for 2015, but could be included in a year end appropriation as necessary.

The second item on the agenda is to provide a recommendation for the city’s director of public service and safety to submit applications to the Miami Valley Regional Planning Commission for funding assistance in 2021 for Phase 2 of the State Route 41 (West Main Street) Traffic Signal Interconnect project.

Both items are considered emergency legislation.

For the Troy Daily News

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

Reach Melanie Yingst at [email protected] or follow her on Twitter @Troydailynews

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