Council approves annexation, road projects

By Melanie Yingst -

TROY — Troy City Council approved all legislation on Monday’s agenda.

The following resolutions were passed unanimously:

* Agreement with Agri-Sludge Inc. for biosolids management for $645,000.

Council approved a 10-year professional services agreement with Agri-Sludge of Shreve, Ohio, for the Biosolids Management Program for the Waste Water Treatment Plant (WWTP). From the review of proposals submitted, staff has recommended that Agri-Sludge Inc. be selected. The pricing structure of Agri-Sludge Inc. is less than the expiring agreement with a different vendor, and does not include a fuel surcharge until fuel prices exceed $4 per gallon. The cost of this agreement would be not to exceed $645,500 for the first 12 months of the agreement, with following contract years adjusted as set forth in the indexes within the agreement.

* Cost-sharing agreement regarding discharging into the Lower Great Miami River sub-basin. The study and required water sampling is estimated to cost $500,000. Sharing the cost of this agreement proportionately with about 15 public agencies results in Troy’s share of the cost being 4 percent, with a maximum expenditure of $25,000 from the city’s sewer fund.

*Agreement with Hazen & Sawyer DPC, design screw pumps for the Waste Water Treatment Plant for $160,000.

The cost provided by Hazen and Sawyer would not exceed $160,000 for services including the actual design of the replacement of four screw pumps, preparation of plans and specifications, providing a cost estimate for bidding, and the technical construction management services for the construction phase once a contract has been awarded. The budgeted amount was not anticipated to cover the construction management services, but those services are also included in the $160,000. Construction of this project would not be scheduled until late 2016.

* Execute OPWC project agreement for $525,000 for McKaig Road Improvement Phase III.

The city of Troy’s grant application was approved for the McKaig Road Phase III project, which will include road and utility improvements from Madison Street to the alley west of Lake Street. The Ohio Public Works Commission (OPWC) grant is not to exceed $525,000. The 2014 pre-design construction estimate is $1,091,940. The design of the project is expected to be completed this year and for construction to begin in 2016.

* File OPWC grant application for $525,000 for N. Market Street Improvement Project Phase II

The area of work includes the area of North Market Street between Foss Way and Stonyridge Avenue where the recent Troy-Urbana Road, North Market Street intersection project ends. The project scope would include roadway reconstruction/paving, sidewalk/curb/gutter, and storm sewers. Also, as the roadway is rebuilt, any deteriorated sanitary or water systems in the project area will be replaced as needed.

The OPWC grant application would be in an amount up to $525,000. The predesign project estimate is $1,066,020.If the project is approved for funding, the schedule would be for the design to be included in the 2016 budget, and the design would include a pre-construction estimate. Construction bidding would be at the end of 2016 with most of the construction in 2017. The resolution is considered an emergency due to the grant application deadline.

The following ordinances were passed unanimously:

* Declare some vehicles and equipment as surplus and authorize sale of items

The following is a list of items and vehicles the city of Troy has deemed surplus: 2000 Dodge Intrepid; 2003 Hyundai Interceptor (parking control cart); 2011 Ford Crown Victoria; 1993 Ford F-150 Truck; 1999 Chevy Suburban; 2010 Ford Crown Victoria; 2010 Ford Crown Victoria; 1998 Leaf Vac Collection System; 2006 Leaf Voe; 2015 12 buoys.

*Approval of Trader Annexation as approved by Miami County for 34.469 acres of Staunton Twp.

Council approved the annexation of 34.469 acres in Staunton Township to the City of Troy. This land is owned by Harold E. Trader, and is located north of Troy-Urbana Road and east of Deweese Road. The county approved the annexation on April 14. Based on the schedule prescribed by state law, council now makes a final determination on whether to accept the annexation. If the land is annexed to the City, it would retain the current Miami County agricultural zoning and would have to be rezoned to city zoning before it could be developed. No indication has been provided by the owner as to a proposed future use for the land or a time frame for development. The land is located in the Miami East Local School district.

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By Melanie Yingst