State Finds Flaw In Rail Spur Project; Approves $1 Million For Visitor & Heritage Center

By: James Pruitt
THE VILLAGE REPORTER

A project to add a rail spur to the Fulton County Processing site nearly passed with flying colors.

State inspectors found the county executive failed to execute the contract for 2,844 linear feet of rail with the 60-day window from the original bid opening. The county awarded the contract to Great Lakes Rail Service.

The county has no record of the contractor being willing to delay the execution of the bid, but an email discovered on the server suggests the contractor would have asked for a change order anyway since there were delays with supplies.

Dennis Miller, Maumee Valley Planning Office said there was enough blame to cover everybody involved.

The Board of County Commissioners approved a letter of response to be sent to the Ohio Development Service.

In other news:
Commissioners entered into a contract with Gerken Paving for $2,180,040.55 for asphalt resurfacing.

Commissioners entered into a contract with the Fayette United Methodist Church to serve as a satellite campus for the Senior Center. $6,000 per year.

Commissioners entered into an agreement with the Ohio Development Services Agency for a CDBG project to provide $500,000 to help install a water line for Nature Fresh Farms west of Delta.

Commissioners approved $84,668 for a subsidy grant with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation Services for Fiscal Year 2017 Community Based Corrections Programs.

Commissioners approved the allocation of $110,000 for 2016 CDBG funds as follows: $57,200 for the village of Delta for street reconstruction; $30,800 for the village of Fayette to paint a water tower and $22,000 in administration fees.

Commissioners entered into an agreement with the Ohio Facilities Construction Commission which defines the Visitors and Heritage Center as a cultural project and grants $1 million toward it.

James Pruitt may be reached at
publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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