By JIM MAURER
Paradigm Software LLC, a Maryland-based company, will provide new computer software for the Hancock County landfill. The county commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday for $25,893 to replace software being used since 2006.
Separately, the commissioners approved a resolution for $23,000 to fund an agreement between Hancock Job and Family Services and Northwood Consulting Partners Inc. for data processing services.
Also, an annual agreement with the Lucas County coroner for autopsy services in 2020 was approved. The $1,450 cost per autopsy is the same as this year. There may be additional charges if blood work needs to be done, for instance. The 2020 budget will include $130,000 for the service, about the amount spent annually.
Separately, a logjam discussed during recent viewing and public hearings about Howard Run drainage ditch is expected to be removed soon after the county prosecutor’s office secured access agreements with property owners in the area near 19th Street and Knollwood Avenue. Tawa Tree Service provided a $4,025 estimate for the work last year, and the company will be contacted to see if a revised or the same amount will be honored this year. It took several months to secure owners approval for access to the area, said assistant Prosecutor Philip Johnson.
Separately, American Electric Power crews are moving equipment into the “benching” area along the Blanchard River to replace power poles. Work is expected to be finished in November.
Excavation work, reconstruction of the riffle structures and sanitary sewer work are all finished, said Steve Wilson, project manager for the commissioners. Relocation of a portion of the paved bicycle path in the area is being done, too.
A closed executive session to discuss potential real estate acquisition and potential litigation was held, but no action was taken afterward.
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