HUBER HEIGHTS —Monday night, the Huber Heights City Council authorized the City Manager to award the bid and enter into a contract for the Fire Station 25 construction contract with Brumbaugh.
The bid amount takes alternate bid two, sectional overhead doors in lieu of four fold doors for the apparatus bay, representing a $74,000 reduction and alternate bid five, removing carpet tile in Lobby 116 with the finish to be a burnished concrete for a $1,500 reduction.
Council approved an amended ordinance approving the new fire station by constructing, furnishing and equipping the 8,240 square foot facility at 9975 St. Rt. 202 including parking facilities, all driveways, roads and previously purchased land, all at a cost not to exceed $3.1 million.
City Manager Rob Schommer told the Courier that the general contractor will begin mobilizing the sub contractors. Dirt work will be the first work to take place which if good weather continues, they should be able to make progress and possibly look at some foundation work.
“Council has passed and authorized everything that we need to do to hit the launch button,” said Schommer.
Council heard the first reading of an ordinance to place a Governmental Electricity Aggregation Program with opt-out provisions on the March 1, 2016 primary election ballot with the Montgomery and Miami County Board of Elections. This program, if approved, will provide lower costs for the residents, business, and other electric consumers in the city.
Council also heard the first reading of an ordinance to place the Governmental Natural Gas Aggregation Program with opt-out provisions on the March 1, 2016 primary election ballot. This program, if approved, will provide for lower natural gas costs for the residents, businesses, and other natural gas consumers in the city.
Schommer said the city of Troy has utilized this program to lower costs for their residents. Council person Ed Lyons said that placing this on the ballot would allow the citizens to decide if they wanted this rate. He said he really liked the idea that if it was passed, that citizens that wanted to retain their carrier could opt out. This two ballot items would have to be adopted at the next Council meeting on Nov. 23 in order to meet the ballot deadline.
Council heard the first reading of a resolution accepting the following streets and public improvements for the Carriage Trails Subdivision allowing the city to regulate traffic and enforce maintenance on these streets: Blackford Way, Bluestream Drive, Bushclover Drive, Senna Street, Dayflower Drive (from Senna Street to Coneflower Drive), Bluestream Drive, Bushclover Drive and Coneflower Drive.