Contract for fire station design awarded
Feller, Finch and Associates, Inc., Maumee, has been awarded a contract for architectural and engineering services for the construction of a new fire station and headquarters for the Allen-Clay Joint Fire District.
The district’s board of trustees awarded the $87,400 contract during a special meeting last week.
The district’s current headquarters is located at the site: 3155 N. Genoa-Clay Center Road.
The new building will cover 12,500 square feet and will house administrative offices, living quarters for on-duty crews, a training room, and vehicles and equipment in the current station Number 2.
The district plans to close the fire station in Clay Center and current headquarters building when the new facility opens.
The projected completion date is during the first half of next year.
Funds to fight ash borer
Twelve communities impacted by the emerald ash borer (EAB) in northwest Ohio received federal funding assistance through the Western Lake Erie Basin EAB Community Grant project, according to the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Forestry.
Three area towns were included in the grants. Woodville Township will receive $19,000 and the cities of Perrysburg and Rossford will receive $50,000 and $9,100 respectively.
Since the emerald ash borer was first discovered in northwest Ohio in 2003, millions of ash trees have been killed by the invasive insect, which can claim the life of an otherwise healthy, mature tree in as little as three to five years.
These grants, which require a 50 percent local match, will help EAB-affected communities remove hazardous ash trees, as well as help assist in the restoration of lost canopy cover.
“These funds will help communities proactively implement their EAB management plans,” said Robert Boyles, chief of the Division of Forestry.
Roof repair to be bid
The Woodmore school board will seek contract bids for repairs to the southwest corner of the elementary school roof.
Mosser Construction has estimated the project will cost about $58, 612.