Williams County Board Awards Bid For Road Project; Supports Bike Path Project

A Bryan company won’t have far to go when they begin work on street inside a subdivision.

The Williams Board of County Commissioners awarded the contract for work on Norlick Drive to Bryan Excavating. The street is in Norlick Place subdivision located north of Bryan off CR 13.

The engineer’s estimate was $230,630.50 and the winning bid came in at $174,711.

The others bids ranged from $182,000 to $210,000.

The following companies submitted bids.
• M & M Asphalt, LLC – Edon, Ohio
• J.D. Construction – Camden, Michigan
• Vernon Nagel, Inc. – Napoleon, Ohio
• B & J Concrete and Construction – Toledo, Ohio
• Gerken Paving, Inc. – Napoleon, Ohio

Williams County Engineer Todd J. Roth submitted his letter of recommendation to award the bid to Bryan Excavating, LLC.
The board also approved purchase a new ambulance at a cost not to exceed $129,988.

EMS Director Jim Hicks submitted to the commissioners an agreement between Williams County EMS and Rolland Specialty Vehicles and Products, Inc (RSVP, Inc).

The board gave its approval and support for the development of state and national bicycle routes. Commissioners directed appropriate officials see to it the route is officially designated by the American Association of State Highway and Transportation Officials and the Ohio Department of Transportation. Once the route is approved, there may be efforts to publicize the route via internet maps, incorporating it on local maps, etc.

Tourism agencies may be involved in these efforts.

Bicycle tourism contributed $47 billion a year to local communities which provide facilities for such tourists. AASHTO has designated a series of corridors crossing Ohio to be developed as various U.S. bicycle routes.

ODOT supports the designated bicycle routes through Ohio, but the process requires continued collaboration with the respective communities to inventory, analyze, and designate specific sites the routes will traverse.

In Williams County, a specific route has been identified and county officials have investigated the proposed route and found it to be suitable, will have it designated so that it can be mapped and signed, thereby promoting bicycle tourism in our area; and

The route may change over time because new facilities are being constructed that are more suitable for cyclists.

The Board approved Auditor Julie A. Beagle to make supplemental appropriations from and to the following funds:

Department: Williams County Commissioners
From: Unappropriated – $6,178.99
To: Capital Assets-Building Improvements – $6,178.99

Department: Williams County Engineer
From: Travel/Lodging/Meals – $45.99
To: Supplies/Office – $45.99

Department: Williams County Family & Children First
From: Unappropriated – $49.99
To: Supplies/Office – $49.99

James Pruitt may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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