OTTAWA - On Thursday Nov. 8 a resolution was adopted to advertise for bids to re-roof the Putnam County Agricultural Service Complex. Sealed bids will be opened publicly and read in the office of the Putnam County Commissioners at 11 a.m. on Nov. 29. Bid specifications are available in the Putnam County Commissioners office located on the first floor of the court house.


Putnam County Commissioner Vince Schroeder moved to sign the ditch contract with Buckeye Pool Service and Trucking for work, labor and materials for the Al Kramer Ditch. The amount of the contract is $13,203.90. Commissioner John Love seconded the motion and it was approved by the board.

Jeffery Giesige, district technician for Putnam Soil and Water, has informed the commissioners that extra work had to be performed for the Shawn Recker ditch improvement. The extra work is required to satisfy the construction standards and specifications.
The total extra work comes to $3,189 bringing the total contract price to $20,509.50. The extra work was approved on Aug. 3 for Sarka Electric to repair the damaged electrical line belonging to the Pandora Missionary Church. Damage was done to the electrical line while work was being performed at an earlier date.

Mike George, representing the Pandora Missionary Church delivered an invoice for the repair of the damaged electrical line. George explained that the church asked Woodworking by George to repair the electrical line due to the fact that the Pandora Missionary Church was unsatisfied with the length of time it was taking Sarak Electric to complete the work. George gave an invoice that amounted to $900 from Woodworking by George and stated that the church was satisfied with the work. The commissioners approved the payment for the repair and cancelled the work order for Sarka Electrical.

Separately Schroeder moved to approve the employment contract with Justin Wilson as an IT technician. This contract is from Oct. 30 through Dec. 31. The motion was seconded by Love and approved by the commissioners.

Other items that were discussed on Thursday was the approval of funds, now and then purchase orders and travel requests. The commissioners will meet again on Tuesday at 10 a.m. in the commissioners office.