“There have been problems with the boilers there. … It popped up and we had to get it done,” Huron County Commissioner Skip Wilde said. “I think they’re original. … To do it right, you have to get it done before winter.”
The commissioners, during Tuesday’s meeting, approved a $187,030 contract with Gardiner Service Co. Inc. to replace the boilers. Sheriff Todd Corbin had notified the board of the issue while the heating/air conditioning system was being replaced last summer.
Wilde said it should take about eight weeks to get the materials for the current project, which possibly take two weeks to complete.
“They did the air-handling project,” the commissioner added, referring to Gardiner. “Everything went well.”
In other action Tuesday, the commissioners approved separate contracts for the street and parking lot improvements in New London. Wilde said each project will use money from community development block grants (CDBG). The commissioners awarded the bids in late June.
AJ Riley Inc., which is based in Norwalk, has the $23,061 bid to pave and mill Pearl Street and Johnson Drive in New London. The $26,459 bid went to 7L Construction LLC for the parking lot improvement project in the village. Based in Bellevue, 7L Construction is an asphalt specialist.
In addition, the commissioners signed the CDBG contract to improve Motson Street in Willard. The board awarded the bid earlier to Erie Blacktop Inc. in Sandusky.