Woodmore hires contractors for new building
The Woodmore school board has approved resolutions for hiring contractors for the new elementary/middle school, which is being funded by state and local revenues.
Resolutions accepting bids were approved for:
• Studer-Obringer, Inc. for general trades.
• C.R.M., Inc., for roofing.
• S.A., Comunale Co., Inc. for fire protection systems.
• Marlin P. White & Sons, Inc. for plumbing.
• Warner Mechanical Corp. for heating ventilation and air conditioning.
• Lake Erie Electric of Toledo, Inc., for electrical.
Woodmore voters last year approved a bond issue that will provide about $15.7 million for the local share of the project.
The Ohio Facilities Construction Commission, formerly the Ohio School Facilities Commission, is providing just over $7 million for construction costs.
The new building will replace a structure built in the early 1920s that has required extensive repairs and maintenance.
License fees to be decided
Recommendations for dog license fees in 2014 in Wood County will be presented to the county commissioners in August.
The recommendations will include proposals for one-year, three-year and a permanent license, according to Andrew Kalmar, county administrator, who met recently with the county auditor and Andrew Snyder, dog warden, to discuss the fees.
Water line project
The Ohio Environmental Protection Agency has issued a $1.29 million low-interest loan to the Northwestern Water and Sewer District to replace drinking water supply lines in the City of Rossford.
Ohio’s Water Supply Revolving Loan Account (WSRLA) provides loans at interest rates below market rate. Over the 20-year life of the loan, the district will save an estimated $283,700 when compared to the market rate, according to the EPA.
The water and sewer district will upgrade 6,200 feet of water line at multiple sites, including Rinker Court, Colony Court, Colony Road, Windsor Drive, Elm Street, Eagle Point Road, Buck Road and Lime City Road.
The work will create water line loops for redundancy of service, correct improperly connected service taps, replace old lines, increase line capacity and eliminate a few lines that are underneath houses. Pipe will be installed under Grassy Creek at one point with no significant impact on the creek.
The entire project is being funded by the loan and will be repaid from a general repair and replacement fund without raising water rates.