During Monday’s Commission meeting, Commissioner Kevin Overmyer gave members an update on change order #9 for the Courthouse Renovation project from last year.
He said Project Manager, Jamie Giguere from Midwest Maintenance from Piqua, Ohio said the company will be back in Plymouth to begin work on the exterior steps on the east side of the Courthouse.
In August of 2022, Midwest Maintenance recommended removing the limestone steps that are there and replacing them with concrete steps. It was commented at that time that the steps on the west side of the courthouse were replaced with concrete several years ago. The idea of reusing the limestone steps on the east side by turning them over ended up not being a viable option.
Midwest presented a change order for the additional work in the amount of $137,017 that the commissioners approved in August. This locked in the subcontractor who will complete the new concrete steps this spring.
Last year Giguere said there is also one section of limestone cap on the hand railing that needed to be replaced. A replacement for that stone cap was located but when placed, did not fit correctly so the stone supplier is working to modify it for a better fit.
The concrete steps project will start next week and should take about 3 weeks to complete. Giguere said the stone cap should also be completed at about the same time. The change order for the cap wasn’t approved last year because they hadn’t found a replacement. That will be a new change order for the project.