Archbold Village Council learned the latest estimated cost for an equipment storage building is about $181,000.
Council was presented with the information during its Monday night, May 19, meeting.
Kenny Cowell, councilman, said the buildings and grounds committee met May 5 and reviewed plans for a new construction south of the municipal annex building, which houses the Archbold Police Department and the Engineering Department.
Cowell said the estimated price is $181,000, but village officials will look into "breaking up" bids into sub-components (concrete, electrical, etc.) to see if it would be less expensive.
In a later interview, Seaman said the plan calls for a steelframe building of 4,900 square feet (98×50) so that vehicles can be parked two deep.
Its main use will be vehicle storage for both departments, although Seaman said the engineering department will use some of the space to store things like concrete-testing supplies. The police will use some space to impound bicycles.
There will be minimal heat in the building, to keep from freezing. But, Seaman said there will be a vehicle wash bay in an area where the heat can be turned up.
Seaman told councilmen plans are to construct the building as a summer project.
That would leave time later in the construction season to work on the annex building parking lot.
Seaman said David Geringer, Archbold engineer, is drawing the plans.- David Pugh