Archbold, OH

Council Approves One-Bid Contract

Archbold Village Council approved a street repair contract that had just one bid at its Monday, June 3 meeting.

Krueger Construction, Archbold, was the only bidder for the West Holland Street reconstruction project.

The company submitted a bid of $151,200.

Village engineers estimated the project cost as $140,000, making the bid $11,200, or 8%, over the estimate.

If the bid had been 10% or more above the estimate, village officials would have been required to reject the bid and try again.

The project will repair deteriorated sections of West Holland Street from the alley west of Ditto Street to 313 West Holland. Included is repair of curbs and catch basins.

In response to a question from Vaughn Bentz, councilman, Bob Seaman, village engineer, said he was not surprised there was only one bid.

The job is relatively small, and there is a lot of work available for contractors.

Jeff Fryman, mayor, added many construction projects are behind schedule due to weather.

West Barre Road

Council granted authorization to seek bids for a second road project for 2019.

The West Barre Road- Westfield Drive resurfacing project calls for West Barre Road to have 1 1/2 inches of pavement milled off and a new surface applied, from the concrete overlay section at the South Defiance Street intersection east to the Brush Creek bridge east of Clyde’s Way.

Westfield Drive, from Stryker Street to Frey Road (Co. Rd. 24) will have three inches of pavement milled and three layers of asphalt laid.

The project also calls for concrete curbs to be replaced, along with curb repair on Clyde’s Way.

The engineer’s preliminary estimate for the cost of construction is $632,500.

Donna Dettling, village administrator, said the project is in line for $275,000 in state of Ohio grant funding.

However, she said because of the grant funding, the bid can’t be awarded until after July 1.

Seaman said by releasing bidding information now, village officials hope to attract more bidders. Pickup Truck

Council approved a quote from Terry Henricks Chrysler Dodge-Jeep-Ram for the purchase of a new four-wheeldrive pickup truck for the village engineering department.

The Ram 1500 4×4 was purchased for $23,495.

Terry Henricks Chrysler- Dodge-Jeep-Ram also offered the village a two-wheel-drive pickup for $20,190.

Terry Henricks Ford offered the village a twowheel drive for pickup for $25,928.82.

One other dealership in the village, Christy Chevrolet, did not submit a quote.

The state purchases vehicles and equipment through the Department of Administrative Services, and local governments can purchase vehicles through that contract.

The process is commonly known as the “state bid.”

The state bid for comparable 4×4 pickup trucks was $23,699.

The next meeting is Monday, June 17, 5:30 pm. Council opted to shift meeting times from 7 pm to 5:30 pm.