Bainbridge receives utility award, addresses improvement projects

Friday, May 16, 2014

BAINBRIDGE -- Unlike most communities, the Town of Bainbridge controls its electric utilities, as opposed to a third-party company, and its utility board received an award for maintaining the town's electric utility successfully for the past 100 years.

The town council approved a resolution that will soon allow citizens of Bainbridge to pay their utility bills online through a checking account that will be set up by the town for this express purpose.

The town authorized Ohio Mills Corp. to place a donation receptacle for the Special Olympics at the Bainbridge Community Building. The receptacle will accept clothing, shoes and books with all proceeds going to the Special Olympics. Donations will be picked up once or twice weekly.

Also discussed was the improvement of downtown sidewalks and repaving of South Washington Street.

According to town bylaws, any city project that falls between $25,000 and $150,000, a minimum of three sealed bids are required to proceed.

The sealed bids are to remain sealed until a public hearing, at which point the bids would be unsealed and the lowest bid accepted.

Thursa Evens was in attendance on behalf of the Bainbridge Improvement Society to speak about the Jonah Fish Fry scheduled for June 13.

The council discussed the upkeep of various homes in the community, some having been returned to the bank with others falling into general disrepair.

It was decided that the town would mow the grass at those homes in question that are not owned by the bank whenever possible.

The next council meeting will be Wednesday, June 11.

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