Officers concentration on courthouse exterior

Tina McGrady | tmcgrady@jrpress.com

An Indianapolis engineering agency will start off to consider a closer glimpse at the exterior of the Montgomery County Courthouse.

On Monday, county commissioners recognized a skilled layout expert services arrangement with DLZ for exterior improvements on the 147-year-old structure. As section of the arrangement, the county will pay out DLZ up to $132,000 for its companies.

DLZ will perform with county elected officers and personnel to create plans to strengthen all 4 facades of the courthouse, make roof repairs, cleanse the war memorials and insert landscaping. DLZ programs to coordinate with Midland Engineering regarding their completed roof analyze.

DLZ will build drawings and requirements for the design work, get ready bid files and design contracts and present building estimates for the task, which now is estimated at $1.5 million to $2 million.

The county beforehand employed DLZ to put together an first review of the web site.

Although the courthouse is not on the Countrywide Register of Historic Sites, it is a component of the Crawfordsville Professional Historic District, and DLZ options to meet with the Indiana Landmarks Wester Regional Business office and other historic preservation groups to examine the scope of the do the job.

In other business, commissioners:

• Entered into an arrangement with Deckard Engineering for study perform for the Purple Heart Parkway extension venture. The company will deliver a topographic survey, site control route survey and closing drawings within just 30 times at a cost of $17,500. This is a joint challenge in between the city and county.

• Awarded Site visitors Command Professionals Inc. of Knox, Indiana, a bid in the sum of $42,723 for lane striping in the pursuing locations: Ladoga Road between C.R. 150S and Ladoga C.R. 700E C.R. 475W between C.R. 950S and C.R. 1200S C.R. 400S among Point out Road 47 and C.R. 275W Nucor Highway amongst State Road 32 and Ladoga Highway C.R. 550N involving U.S. 231 and C.R. 275E C.R. 275E among C.R. 550N and C.R. 500N C.R. 500N concerning C.R. 275E and Darlington city limitations and C.R. 650N concerning 100W and Aged State Street 55.

• Issued detect to bidders for three bridge deck replacements initiatives in Brown and Franklin townships. Two of the bridges are on C.R. 950S involving Point out Road 47 and C.R. 625W. The other is situated on C.R. 700N between C.R. 950E and C.R. 900E. Sealed bids are because of July 22 and will be opened July 25.

• Signed a memorandum of knowledge concerning the county and the city of Crawfordsville in regards to the landfill cap stabilization project. Grime stored at Random Household will be moved to the landfill to fill in very low parts as determined by Butler Fairman & Seifert. A ditch to convey h2o to a retention area will be re-founded. The county and metropolis will equally share the venture fees. Commissioners also permitted the authorization to request bids for the task. Bids will be opened July 11 and awarded July 18 in a particular commissioners’ assembly.

• Authorized a skilled products and services settlement for the county assessor’s office to have Schneider Geospatial LLC insert county-produced files to its website www.beacon.schneidercorp.com. The annual internet hosting payment is $672. This fulfills a state prerequisite.

• Approved, on ultimate looking through, an ordinance amending the county’s highway cease schedule to have current yield indicator on Previous Oak Hill Highway changed to a quit signal.

• Authorized, on remaining reading through, an ordinance producing the 2022-23 Drug Cost-free Montgomery County Coalition Grant Fund. The fund will administer 6 mini-grants totaling $15,330 that was acquired for the county probation section.

• Authorised a resolution declaring a number of parts of office home furniture as surplus pursuing the relocation of places of work from the to start with floor of the courthouse, the South Boulevard place of work and 308 W. Market place St. to the new authorities center.

• Will post the annual lined bridge certification to the point out as essential.