BOCC ends jail discussion –for now

Published: Thursday, August 29, 2013 at 09:18 AM.

The city had also made a profit on the deal.

Yeager recommended and the board approved providing the same deal to the city, which had protested an increase in tipping fees which would not be borne by county residents, as had been offered previously.

Americus ditch

Citizen Bill Koran and Bryan renewed discussion and questioning about the Americus Ditch project, which cost $1.2 million, has been repaired more than 130 times in the past several years and continues to be a problem.

Koran faulted the way the project was bid and awarded, saying the contractor was not qualified and the county erred in having Preble Rish Engineers design and inspect the job.

Bryan said the job should not have been awarded to a contractor that submitted an incomplete and unqualified bid.

“This is poster child for the wrong way to do business,” Bryan said. “It concerns me about how many other projects have been done this way and the exposure for liability.”

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