Meigs County Commissioners awarded the bid Thursday during their regular weekly business meeting. Weber bid $23,215. Shelly Co., Thornville, also submitted a bid, in the amount of $23,187.50. The bids came in at just below the engineer’s estimate.
The project was awarded funding through the Community Development Block Grant formula program, which commissioners administer. The street extension is part of the development of a new shopping area in the village, where Dollar General Store has opened and Home National Bank is now under construction.
Grants Administrator Jean Trussell reviewed the bid at yesterday’s meeting and determined it met specifications, and recommended commissioners approve it. Mayor J. Scott Hill and Clerk David Spencer attended the bid opening.
Commissioners also approved a bid from KAL Electric, Syracuse, in the amount of $33,350, for a new electric generator for the Syracuse Community Center. That project is also funded through the CDBG formula program.
Commissioners also recessed their meeting until 2 p.m. Tuesday, when they will approve payment of bills.