MILLERSBURG -- The village received one bid for the resurfacing project in Millersburg, and council unanimously voted to award the bid to Melway Paving.
The engineer's estimate was $706,206, and Melway's bid came in at $653,523.
"That puts us in really good shape," Village Administrator Nate Troyer said. "I reviewed the bid. (Solicitor) Bob (Hines) and I looked over all the documents and the engineer's looked at it. Everything appears to be in order. It's a good workable bid."
Troyer said the village may be able to add St. Clair Street and Park Street, and Posey Point up by the school.
"That will finish everything from 241 east and everything should be in pretty good shape for the next couple years," he added.
Hardy Township contacted the village in regard to a potential sign grant.
"As a municipality with the township, we are also eligible for sign funding," Troyer said. "Ohio Mid-East Government Association (OMEGA) personnel were in town recently to compile an inventory of signs that needed replaced or installed, and we are able to apply for 198 replacement/new signs."
The signs include: stop, curves, turns, bus, speed limit, dead end, pedestrian crossing, no outlets, etc.
"A bonus to the funding is it includes posts, post reflectors and all necessary hardware," Troyer added. "It comes out to around $16,000 worth of signs and posts. It's a pretty good deal. This will put us in compliance and bring everything up to date."
Troyer noted recent legislation about retro reflectivity, signs must be prismatic and reflective.
Village Clerk/Treasurer Karen Shafer reported that the new owners of Mac's Drive Thru (RW Holdings) has requested a name change to Buck's Beverages. Council voted not to pursue a new hearing because of the store's location being near a park, and approved the name change.
Spring cleanup in the village was held Saturday, May 20, and started off with a boom, but fizzled out by the end of the day, according to Troyer.
"After a busy start, things fizzled out quickly," Troyer said. "It was pretty slow all day. We didn't quite have the participation we've had in years past. We probably had two dumpsters full.
"By the looks of things this morning, quite possibly after hours were busier than the rest of the day," he added. "I think it was still appreciated. It just wasn't as busy as previous years."
Reporter Kevin Lynch can be reached at 330-674-5676 or email@example.com.