Water line project to move forward


By Cecilia Fox - [email protected]



MIAMI COUNTY — Work will begin soon on a project that will extend water lines to some residents in Bethel Township.

At their meeting Thursday, the Miami County Commissioners awarded a $1.8 million contract for the Phoneton water line extension project and issued a notice to proceed.

The contract was awarded to Milcon Concrete of Troy.

“They’re wanting to move forward as quickly as possible. I think they want to get as much work done as they can this year,” County Engineer Paul Huelskamp said. Work is expected to be completed by next fall.

The project will extend water supply service to properties in the Phoneton area of Bethel Township, including properties on East U.S. Route 40, South U.S. Route 40, South State Route 202, South Wildcat Road, Shroyer Drive, and Dinsmore Drive.

In other business, the commissioners heard from Auditor Matt Gearhardt about the county’s tax bonds and confirmed the final principal amount for the various purpose limited tax general obligations bonds at $5.17 million.

Gearhardt noted that the market was erratic following the presidential election, but told the board that the county was still able to get a good rate on the bonds at an average of 2.79 percent.

The commissioners also approved several purchases, including the purchase of three submersible pumps for the Sanitary Engineering Department at a total cost of $14,153. The board also authorized the purchase of five portable, two van radios, and one base radio for the Animal Shelter at a cost of $1,187.

By Cecilia Fox

[email protected]

Reach Cecilia Fox at [email protected]

Reach Cecilia Fox at [email protected]

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