Hancock County, in cooperation with townships, will seek funds from the state Public Works Commission to resurface a portion of Hancock County 53 and Hancock County 203.

The county will also reapply to the state Public Works Commission for replacement of the Howard Street bridge in Findlay, county Engineer Doug Cade told the Hancock County commissioners on Tuesday.

The county engineer is responsible for repair and replacement of all bridges in the county.

The Howard Street project was delayed, Cade said, because of the river widening work being done in the area.

Separately, the commissioners agreed to contract with Blanchard Design Associates, Findlay, for engineering design of a Mount Blanchard waterline replacement project. The company will be paid $25,595. The project will be funded with Community Development Block Grant money.

All Star Plumbing and Heating, Findlay, will replace the heating/ventilating and air conditioning equipment which serves the Farm Service Agency area in the Hancock Agricultural Service Center, 7868 Hancock County 140. The company will be paid $6,650. It’s the same work that had to be done at the nearby state Bureau of Motor Vehicles building.

Also at the agricultural service building, Clean-Line Blacktop Sealing and Striping will seal coat, stripe and repair cracks in the parking lot for $17,081. The county building was constructed in the 1990s.

Commissioner President Tim Bechtol said the Opioid Addiction Task Force will host a program from 6 to 8 p.m. Oct. 10 at Cedar Creek Church.

The task force, which is overseen by the Alcohol Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services Board, also plans to attend an Aug. 21 public hearing about proposed bike lanes and reconfiguring traffic lanes on Blanchard Street and a multi-use path on Lincoln Street. The session is from 6-7:30 p.m. in council chambers at the municipal building.

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