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Town Council Okay $22,062 For Sidewalks

Archbold Village Council approved a bid submitted by Krueger Construction for miscellaneous sidewalk repairs at its meeting, Monday, Aug. 16.

Dennis Howell, Archbold village administrator, said Krueger Construction and Heer Excavating were asked to submit bids for sidewalk repairs. Heer did not bid.

Kreuger Construction submitted a bid for $22,062, which was $938, or about 4%, below the engineer’s estimate.

Under Budget

Council learned that the South Defiance Street repaving, which included construction of new curbs, came in under budget.

The final change order price, approved at the Monday meeting, was for $255,683.26, which was $11,745.24, or about 4%, under the original bid.

Smith Paving & Excavating, Norwalk, was the contractor.

Howell told council members the bulk of the change order can be attributed to the first, or base, course of asphalt, which was $6,800 less than village engineers anticipated.

The federal government, through an American Reinvestment and Recovery Act grant, also known as economic stimulus money, paid $240,000 of the cost. That left the village with a final bill of $15,683.26.

Government Fund

Council approved waiving a hearing before the Fulton County Budget Commission, accepting the Commission’s $119,451.99 allocation for the general fund.

Council also approved a transfer of $850,000 from the income tax fund to the capital project funds. The move is a standard request to pay capital project invoices, Howell said.

Council authorized Howell to submit an application for State Issue II transportation money, via the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement Fund.

The village is seeking $300,000, which will be applied to the reconstruction of Buehrer, Schlatter, and Burke streets.

The reconstruction of the three streets in the southwestern quadrant is scheduled for the 2012 construction season.

Kenny Cowell, councilman, was absent.

The next council meeting is Tuesday, Sept. 7, 7 pm, in council chambers.–Michelle

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