Perrysburg Township to demolish old school
Written by PETER KUEBECK Sentinel Staff Writer
Thursday, 06 June 2013 08:36
LIME CITY - The Perrysburg Township Board of Trustees moved forward Wednesday with plans to demolish the former Lime City School .
The board approved a $13,700 bid from Midwest Environmental Control Inc., Toledo, for asbestos abatement at the site, and a $19,677 bid from Marko Demolition and Crushing LLC, Genoa, for the actual demolition work.
The school, on Lime City Road just north of U.S. 20, was formerly part of the Rossford School District, closing in 1982. The township purchased the five-acre property late last year for approximately $110,000. The building itself is in very poor shape.
At the meeting, the trustees further approved a proposal for the moving of a shelter house to the old school property once it is demolished. The plan would cost just over $9,800.
"It looks nice," said Trustee Craig LaHote.
The board additionally approved a request from the Fort Meigs Cemetery Board to assist in paying a $286,000 loan held by Fifth Third Bank. The township will provide a promissory note to the cemetery board for a $190,000 principal, with interest of 2.5 percent per year.
Administrator Walt Celley explained that the cemetery's loan is for property it purchased. The $286,000 balloon payment on that land is due June 16.
The loan would be paid in 60 monthly installments, each in the amount of $3,372. The first payment is due July 17.
"It's really a win-win situation for both agencies," said Celley.
"As one of the board members on the cemetery, we've wrestled with this thing," said Trustee Gary Britten.
"We're thankful that the township is willing to do this."
In other business, the trustees:
• Approved a memorandum of understanding with the City of Perrysburg for the amortization of resurfacing expenses. Under the memorandum, among other provisions, the city would agree to reimburse the township for the cost to resurface roadways constructed after the memorandum which are annexed into the city. The matter has already been approved by the city.
"We've been talking about this for quite a number of years, but most recently about the last few months," said Celley.
• Authorized Celley to submit a Critical Infrastructure Grant to the Wood County Commissioners for work on Jefferson Street.
"This is actually a county grant that is being applied for. And the city and township, both of which are responsible for that section of Jefferson Street, are going to be co-applicants," he said.
• Learned that the township has been approved for a signage upgrade grant in the amount of $535.
• Approved a $7,200 purchase order for three street-sweeping sessions this summer.
• Approved a $660 purchase order for the Police Department to renew its affidavit maker software.
• Approved a new campaign materials policy covering the placement of campaign signs in the township right of way, and on township premises.
• Heard from Fire Chief Tom Brice that the Fire Department made 131 runs in May, making 697 runs total thus far in 2013. That is 55 runs higher than the same period last year.
• Approved a summer schedule in which there would only be a single trustees meeting during July, August and September, taking place the third Wednesday of each month.
• Went into executive session to discuss employee discipline and hiring. No action was to be taken.