Commissioners purchase two trucks

By LOU WILIN
STAFF WRITER

The Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday voted to buy two trucks, totaling $273,200, one for the landfill and the other for Litter Landing.

Litter Landing will use a truck to transport its recycling bins stationed at community sites. The truck at the landfill will transport trash drop-off boxes, said Steve Wilson, project manager for the Hancock County Engineer’s Office.

Separately, a waterline installed three weeks ago for the landfill and about 15 other Allen Township properties keeps getting more expensive. Additional boring and rerouting of the line to avoid trees and existing utility lines added $64,693 in expense, bringing the cost of the waterline to $994,915.

The commissioners approved a change order of $46,689 for the project on Tuesday. An earlier change order approved by the commissioners was for $18,004.

The landfill is shouldering most of the waterline expense, $714,359. The rest, over $280,000, is coming from the city of Findlay, said Phil Johnson, assistant Hancock County prosecutor. The state is helping the landfill afford its share by extending a $321,512 low-interest loan.

Separately, the commissioners approved $13,914 in repairs to six doors at the county jail.

“Hinges and stuff need to be repaired,” said Cindy Land, assistant county prosecutor. To say any more “would be too much of a security thing to tell what the problems are because we don’t want anybody to tell them where the weak spots are until we get them fixed.”

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