Findlay can pay $141,650 quite expected on a road resurfacing project this summer.
The city is partnering with the state to resurface all of U.S. 224 and Ohio 568 at intervals town. Council last month approved a resolution supporting the project that caught up town to pay $550,000 and therefore the Ohio Department of Transportation to pay $137,000.
Since then, bids on the project were more than expected, however the state still expects Findlay to foot sixty % of the bill, Safety-Service Director Paul Schmelzer told town Council’s Appropriations Committee on Tues. The city’s share can currently be regarding $691,650.
Schmelzer aforesaid there isn’t abundant space to dialogue prices with the state on joint comes like this one. “You’re either in or you’re out,” aforesaid fourth Ward councillor Tom Klein.
The city is additionally paying to own curbs replaced before the resurfacing begins, and there'll be savings thereon a part of the project. Bids came in regarding $100,000 beneath the initial estimate of regarding $950,000, Schmelzer aforesaid. “I assume that was a result of the scale of the project,” Schmelzer told the committee Tues.
Curb work might begin as presently as temperatures rise, he said. Separately, the Appropriations Committee took no action on a leave payout for former fire fighter Tom Lonyo, UN agency currently works for Marathon oil.
The committee tabled the matter a month a gone, to attend for a letter from the state that might say whether or not Lonyo was eligible to receive the payout for accumulated leave. The letter might arrive at intervals future 2 to four weeks, aforesaid Law Director Don Adventurer.
Information reference : thecourier.com