The village of Archbold will spend about $1.15 million on two street projects in the village this year.
Archbold Village Council selected bids for the two projects during its Monday, May 16 meeting.
The biggest of the two projects is the Pleasant, Wilson, and West Beech street improvements.
Pleasant Street will be rebuilt from Lafayette Street north to the West Beech Street intersection.
West Beech Street will be rebuilt from South Defiance Street to Pleasant Street.
Wilson Street will be redone from South Defiance Street to the dead end.
In addition, a waterline located under the alley between Pleasant Street and South Defiance Street will be replaced. There also will be some sanitary sewer repair.
The village engineering department estimated the project would cost $1 million.
Council selected the low bid of PHC, Inc., Toledo. The firm bid $987,680– $12,320, or about 1.2%, under the estimate.
The only other bidder was Bryan Excavating, Bryan, at $997,545.50, about 1% more than the PHC offer.
PHC is to finish the project by Oct. 15.
The smaller of the two street projects is the repair of curbs, storm sewer catch basins, and some of the roadway on East Lugbill, Myers, and West Barre roads.
The project also calls for a rubberized crossing to be installed where the Norfolk Southern railroad spur crosses West Barre Road.
Engineers estimated the project would cost $415,000.
B & J Concrete & Construction, Toledo, was the winning bidder at $366,841.65– $48,158.35, or 11.6%, under the estimate.
The only other bidder on the job was Smith Paving & Excavating, Norwalk, at $376,432.75, 2.55% above the winning bid.
The total cost of the project is offset by a $200,000 grant the village received through the Ohio Department of Transportation.
The work is to be completed by Nov. 18.
In other matters, council re- viewed the street department, police department, contract project status, and financial report.
Council also reviewed planning commission minutes from its April 25 meeting.
Council also discussed other issues in the village.
Vaughn Bentz, a councilman, complained about tall grass at two homes on South Defiance Street. The grass has since been cut.
When told that grass is allowed to grow to 12 inches before the village takes action,
Bentz suggested village officials look at changing the number.
“That (12 inches) is a little too much. I’d like to take a little more pride in our properties,” he said.
Also discussed was a camping trailer parked at a home on Buckeye Street. Village officials said since the neighbors first allowed the camper to be parked at the residence, its size has changed.
Village officials said they are looking into the matter.