Commissioners OK police contract

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — On Tuesday morning, the Miami County Commissioners approved technology purchases and a police protection agreement.

The board approved a contract between the Miami County Sheriff’s Office and the village of Bradford for police protection.

The sheriff’s office will provide 8.5 hours of police protection per day, seven days a week, to the village from Jan. 1, 2019, to Dec. 31, 2019.

“The only change from last year is a 2 percent wage increase,” Sheriff Dave Duchak said.

The village has agreed to pay the county $7,223 per month for this service and will reimburse the county for all fuel expenses up to $7,500 for the year.

The commissioners also approved the purchase of a three-year warranty kit and software for a microfilm scanner on behalf of the county recorder’s office. The scanner and software are used to prepare documents for microfilm conversion.

The commissioners accepted a quote from Endicott Microfilm, although it was not the lowest quote. The recorder’s office requested that the purchase be made from Endicott because of the company’s closer location in Cincinnati.

By Cecilia Fox

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