Commissioners accept a bid from Walls Brothers Asphalt Co. Inc. for Repaving Project

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(L-R) Commissioners Larry Holmes, Marshall Combs and Matt Aultman. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss the repaving project and a broadband infrastructure agreement. 

Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were present.

The board approved Resolution (R-368-2023). This resolution is three transfers of appropriations. The first is $850 to pay for uniforms through the Darke County Commissioners. The second is $225 to pay Osgood Sewer’s EPA application fee. The last is $10,000 to pay for food expenses for the Darke County Sheriff. 

The board then approved Resolution (R-369-2023). This is a fund advance back from the 2022 FAA AIP Grant for the Darke County Airport. This advances $18,339 back into the General fund. 

The board then approved two resolutions for the Darke County Airport to cover partial payments to Westerheide pay application #9. The first, Resolution (R-370-2023), is through the 2022 FAA Terminal Construction Grant and is $81,732.65. The second, Resolution (R-371-2023), is through the 2022 FAA Terminal Infrastructure Grant and is $241,074.50. 

“When this project was billed out, it was billed out as one big project and then was split because of the way funding is coming in,” Commissioner Matt Aultman said.

The board also approved a letter of recommendation and Resolution (R-372-2023). The letter of recommendation came from the Darke County Engineer Jim Surber and was to approve Walls Brothers Asphalt Co. Inc.’s bid for the ODOT Paving Project as it was 2.39% lower than his estimate. The board then approved the resolution to accept Walls Brothers Asphalt Co. Inc.’s bid to repave Horatio-Harris Creek Rd, Beamsville-Union City Rd, and Gettysburg Webster Rd in Darke County. 

The board approved a broadband infrastructure agreement between Darke County and Agile Network Builders, LLC. Agile will complete the broadband Infrastructure work for the ten tower sites through this agreement. This is to help provide high-speed broadband services within the county. The total project cost will be $2,797,179, with Agile contributing $840,000 and the remainder to be covered by the county.

“The allocations from the CIC for $200,000 a year for three years, that’s 2024, 2025, and 2026, so that’s $600,000,” Commissioner Aultman said. “Yesterday, Lt. Governor Jon Husted was here for his announcement for Broadband Ohio’s half a million, which leaves a balance to the county of $857,179 to take care of.”

The Darke County Board of Commissioners holds a regular session every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information, contact the commissioners’ office at 937-547-7370