DP&L awarding city $5,000 grant to upgrade stage


The stage at Melvin Miller Park in Urbana is primed to receive an electrical upgrade, pending City Council’s approval during its 7 p.m. meeting today in municipal court chambers.

Council members will hear the first reading (suspension of three-readings rule requested) of a resolution authorizing Director of Kerry Brugger to accept a $5,000 grant from the Dayton Power & Light Foundation and DP&L Company.

Under the terms of the grant, the funds would be placed in the Park & Recreation Trust Fund and designated to be used solely for the purpose of electrical improvements to the Melvin Miller Park stage.

Board of Control items

Council will be asked to sign off on the administration’s requests to amend the price tags of the Safe Routes to School (SRTS) Phase 2 Project and part 2 of the Phase 1 Water Main Replacement Project (Wooddale-Amherst).

In regard to the SRTS Phase 2 Project, the administration is recommending the existing contract with DLZ Ohio be amended to add new services in the amount of $10,500 for title and appraisal work.

As for the water main project, council is being asked to approve nine change orders in the amount of $29,465.21 to Kinnison Excavating for additional costs.

The administration is also asking for council’s approval to purchase two replacement pumps for the stormwater pump station on West Light Street in the amount of $16,000 and to purchase the annual software license and maintenance support for the city’s financial systems at a cost of $13,765.85.

In other business, council will vote on the following resolutions/ordinances following third readings:

•A resolution authorizing the city and Ohio Department of Transportation to enter into an agreement for the pavement planing and resurfacing of state Route 54 from the city’s south corporation limit at Powell Avenue to U.S. Highway 36 (Scioto Street).

•An ordinance to amend chapter 141 of the city’s codified ordinance concerning ambulance service rates and charges.

•An ordinance adopting the city’s tax budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2016.