Commissioners note Read Across Globe

By Patricia Ann Speelman -

The Shelby County Commissioners on Oct. 15 presented a proclamation to Ed Thomas and Elizabeth Grace of the Sidney-Shelby County YMCA in recognition of Read Across the Globe, which is a global initiative designed to raise awareness of the power of literacy for youth around the world.

In other business during recent meetings, the commissioners:

• Authorized the Shelby County Sewer District director to apply for, accept and enter into a loan agreement with the Ohio Water Development Authority for construction of waste water facilities.

• Approved a purchase of property in Jackson Township for use by the Shelby County Sewer District for relocation of a pump station at a cost of $4,500.

• Signed a proclamation recognizing the month of October 2015 as National Disability Employment Awareness Month. The 2015 theme is “My Disabiity Is One Part of Who I Am.” The proclamation was presented to the Aktion Club at the Senior Center, Oct. 21.

• Approved a payment to Midwest Maintenance Inc. in the amount of $97,571.10 for the Hardin-Wapak Road bridge rehabilitation project. The total cost was $97,571.10, which is $6,005.90 below the original contract amount.

• Approved a first payment in the amount of $62,491 to Miami & Erie Contractors Inc. for the 2015 courthouse square concrete replacement project.

• Accepted a proposal in the amount of $116,890 from Sollmann Electric Co. for an emergency generator at Fair Haven Shelby County Home. Four proposals were received.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.

Reach the writer at 937-538-4824. Follow her on Twitter @PASpeelmanSDN.