SIDNEY — The long-awaited Shelby County Fairgrounds grandstand project is underway.
Shelby County commissioners took the first step to a new grandstand during their meeting, Nov. 29. They approved putting the project out for bid. Bids will be opened Dec. 22 at 11 .m.
The former grandstand was declared unsafe and couldn’t be insured. It was demolished in early 2015.
At an earlier meeting, commissioners approved a resolution that will prohibit area residents from placing signs on county property without prior written consent of the Shelby County Board of Commissioners.
In other recent business, the commissioners:
• Approved entering into right-of-way and perpetual easement agreements with various landowners for the Newport sanitary sewer system project.
• Accepted a proposal by OGW Energy Resources for design and development services for a 44.25 KWh TurnkeySolar Photovoltaic System for the roof of the Shelby County Recycling Center. The project will be paid for through an Ohio EPA 2016 Community Development Grant.
• Re-appointed Jennifer Crim and Nate Counts to serve on the Shelby County Board of Developmental Disabilities for a term from Jan. 1, 2017, through Dec. 31, 2020.
• Re-appointed Thomas Kinninger to serve on the Regional Planning Commission Board for a term from Jan. 1, 2017 through Dec. 31, 2019.
• Entered into a public improvement agreement with the Board of Developmental Disabilities and Energy Optimizers USA LLC to upgrade HVAC controls at the board’s facilities at a cost of $58,200.
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