APPROVED: $119,841.75 for water, sewer install

By Beverly Keller
The Budget

Members of Sugarcreek Council gave approval on Monday night to move forward a project to extend water and sewer service along State Route 39 to the west of Sugarcreek to the corporation line.
To save money and expedite the process, the Village of Sugarcreek will act as the General Contractor for the project and hire various subcontractors to complete the work as needed. A total of $119,841.75 was approved to be spent on the project as follows: pump station from United Pump Systems – $29,000; wastewater lines – $24,048.07 from Core and Main; installation of wastewater lines – $36,009; water lines – $6,509.68 from Core and Main; installation of water lines – $24,275.

“We are really working against the clock here,” Mayor Clayton Weller shared. “Holmes Rental would like to be moving things in when January comes and we are going to be working hard to get things rolling.”

In a separate matter, council approved the purchase of a 2018 Freightliner Chasis Street Sweeper from Southeastern Equipment. The unit will cost $239,268.48 but a $12,000 trade-in credit brings the price down to $227,268.48. The Village of Sugarcreek will put a down payment of $47,268.48 on the unit with monies from the General Fund as well as Street Capital. A total of $180,000 will be financed through Baltic State Bank at a rate of 5 percent per year for a period of three years.

In other action, council:

APPROVED the purchase of cyber insurance at a cost of $1,729 per year with a $2,500 deductible.

LEARNED bed tax grants are available. Applications are due by December 2 at noon to Village Hall.