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Bids awarded to local companies for New London projects

Cary Ashby • Jun 26, 2019 at 9:00 AM

The Huron County commissioners have approved awarding separate bids for construction projects in New London.

AJ Riley Inc. will have the $23,061 bid for the street improvement project to pave and mill Pearl Street and Johnson Drive in the village. AJ Riley is based in Norwalk. 

Also, the $26,459 bid went to 7L Construction LLC for the New London parking lot improvement project. Based in Bellevue, 7L Construction is an asphalt specialist.

Also during Tuesday’s meeting, the commissioners requested administrator-clerk Vickie Ziemba to write a resolution for Pete Welch, director of county operations, to purchase a 2017 Chevrolet pickup truck from the auditor’s office for $15,000.

“It has a snow plow prep package,” said auditor Roland Tkach, who noted the pending purchase is similar to a deal the county made in 2016 and is allowed by law.

The Chevrolet will replace a 2005 Ford F-250 pickup used by a county custodian and in the winter, hauls a salt spreader in the back.

Welch and the commissioners said the Ford is in disrepair and not worth repairing. Commissioner Joe Hintz said after a county mechanic showed him the damage, he (Hintz) requested the truck be taken out of service until it could be replaced. Welch told the board he should have enough money left in his budget to buy the Chevy from the auditor’s office.

Tkach said his office plans to replace the Chevrolet with a new truck for about $30,000.

In other action Tuesday, the commissioners appointed April Music, from Fisher-Titus Learning Center, to the Huron County Emergency Planning Committee. She will replace Rhonda Skidmore. The committee assists with any emergencies that fall within the jurisdiction of the emergency management agency, such as derailments and oil spills, and also schedules training sessions.

“Rhonda Skidmore has retired, so she no longer is at Fisher-Titus,” Commissioner Skip Wilde said.

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