Commissioners talk Gettysburg Elementary Demolition and Electricity Purchase Program

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The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday afternoon to discuss Gettysburg Elementary Demolition and Electricity Purchase Program. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were present.

The board approved the date for sealed bids for the partial demolition of the Former Gettysburg Elementary School. Submissions will be received at the commissioners’ office until 1 pm Tuesday, August 29, 2023. The bids will be publicly opened on the same day at 1:30 pm and read aloud. Bids must be marked “Former Gettysburg School Partial Demolition” and include the bidder’s name and address.

“The old section, the basement, and the three stories above it will be demolished, leveled, and cleared,” Commissioner Aultman said. “We got $250,000 from the state, so the bids will be in that range. This has been a topic ever since Greenville City Schools sold the property to the Friends of the Cardinal Center. The funds have finally come up, and now we are out for bid.”

The board also approved Resolution (R-239-2023). This resolution authorized the continuation of Darke County’s participation in an Electricity Purchase Program with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio Service Corp (CCAOSC) and CCAOSC Energy Solutions. Participation in this program has provided cost saving that benefits Darke County.

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 ccommissioners’office at 937-547-7370.