RACINE — Bob Allen of Triad Engineering presented an updated report on the Racine Village water system improvement project which has received a grant of $450,000.
Before any monies can be released, the Ohio Historic Preservation Office is requiring an archaeological survey for areas where digging or other ground disturbances will take place during work on the water system.
“It is one of the hoops that have to be completed before the grant money can be released,” he said.
The council approved the survey, which will cost the village an estimated $4,650. This amount can be reimbursed from the grant after it is approved. Members are working to met the requirements so the project can go out for bid by early March.
Approval was given to the 2016 Appropriations Ordinance in the amount of $696, 837.
Council also confirmed the hiring of Boyd Bailey as fire chief and Shane Bell as fire marshal. It was also announced that the Racine Fire Department received a grant for more than $7,500 from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources to replace helmets and for purchase of a chain saw a radio repeater.
Those in attendance at the Council meeting were Village Administrator John Holman, Clerk-Treasurer David Spencer, Mayor Scott Hill and Council members Robert Beegle, Ron Clark, George Cummins, Tim Hill, Chad Hubbard and Jeff Morris.
Reach Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2551.