TROY — Yesterday’s meeting with the county commissioners authorized resignations and renovations, as well as looked ahead to a change to this year’s Sculptures on the Square.
The Miami County commissioners accepted a quote to authorize renovations at the West Central Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility at their meeting Tuesday.
NEPS dba Superior Countertops from Centerville will be replacing the counter tops in the Administration/Reception Area and Rehab Control Area. The cost will not exceed $19,975.00, which will be paid from Fund 309-002-47 with 100 percent reimbursement from of the Ohio Department of Youth Services.
Multiple quotes were received from various companies, including Craft Interiors in Piqua for $20,595 and Countertop Fabricators, Inc. in Carrollton with a price tag of $25,337.50.
Lee Restoration, Ltd. submitted a quote to prime and paint the courthouse dome at the Miami County Courthouse from the top statue down to the first rail, which is approximately 40 feet. The area has deteriorated and lost most of the UV protection, but can be repaired without any disassembly. The cost will not exceed $38,300.00 and will come from Fund 001-060.
The courthouse dome renovation project also received a couple quotes from Brian Bros. Painting & Restoration, Ltd. in the amount of $82,820.00 and from Midwest Maintenance, Inc. for $91,930.00.
In other business, the commissioners accepted the resignation of Robert J. McCarroll, the customer service technician at the sanitary engineering department, which will go into effect on October 31.
William Posey, who served for 42 years on the Miami County Rural Zoning Commission, resigned from his position, which the commissioners noted with appreciation.
Diana Thompson of the Miami County Visitors’ and Convention Bureau spoke to the commissioners about a request for the Sculptures on the Square.
“This year we want to do something different,” Thompson said.
In years past, there were about 20 sculptures on the square of people doing everyday things. This year, Thompson said, the committee received the new catalog and found a sculpture called “Return Visit,” which is of Abraham Lincoln and a modern man talking to commemorate the Gettysburg address.
“The statue is 25 feet tall and 40,000 pounds,” Thompson said. “So we’re going to need a good amount of space for it. We are looking for permission to say we are looking into it being housed on county property for our grant submission, which is due Aug. 15.”
The commissioners gave Thompson their verbal approval to use county property for her application to The Troy Foundation to bring “Return Visit” to Troy. No specific place has been set for the statue.