City Beat

At the June 20 Sylvania City Council meeting, Service Director Kevin Aller was granted his request for a final change order to the agreement with Helms & Sons Excavating Inc., reducing the overall cost by $8, 233 for the Altara Drive Improvement project. According to Aller, the cost savings was made possible because the specified ductile iron pipe was not available and a lower cost PVC pipe was substituted.
Aller’s request for accepting the final engineering design for the Downtown Transportation Improvement project, a $603,1000 proposal of DGL Consulting Engineers, LLC. was also approved.
In other business, council approved an ordinance to donated 21 Monadnock Autolock 21-inch expandable batons that are no longer in use by the Sylvania Police Department to Owens Community College Police Academy and another 21 to Northwest State Police Academy in Archbold.
In addition, a resolution was passed to amend the procedures for City Council’s appointments for the Board of Zoning Appeals, the Fire/EMS Advisory Board, and SAJRD Board of Trustees. According to City Council member Mary Westphal, the new policy includes appointments for one three- or four-year terms with the opportunity for a second term.
Council also voted to appropriate funds to support the LPGA Dana Open marketing program. Mayor Craig Stough noted that some funds are available as the city receives a one-time income tax from the tournament, which is in excess of the expenses incurred by the city.
The next Sylvania City Council meeting will be held July 17.

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