Piqua Ohio News
County Buys New Defibrillators
By Nancy Bowman
Defibrillators being purchased for three Miami County buildings will be fully automatic, the county commissioners were told Jan. 10.
Chris Johnson, county director of operations and facilities, said the units talk the user through the use of the automatic external defibrillators as well as CPR.
"We purchased the fully automatic G3, which literally is made for public areas where novices will be grabbing them and potentially using them," he said.
The commissioners voted Nov. 21 to accept a $3,000 grant from the Miami County Foundation to help buy the three AEDs, cabinets and signs.
The AEDs will be placed on the first floors of the county Courthouse, Safety Building and the Hobart Center for County Government.
In other business, the commissioners opened bids Jan. 11 for a new contract for transfer and disposal of solid waste from the Transfer Station located between Troy and Piqua. The county received four bids on the contract from Waste Management, Rumpke, Randolph Farms Inc. and Cherokee Run Landfill.
The bids will be reviewed by the sanitary engineering department and a recommendation on the contract award made to the commissioners.
The bids read during the opening before commissioners were based on the average cost per ton for the first five years. Those costs were: Waste Management, $44.92 per ton; Rumpke, $35.49 per ton; Randolph Farms, $44.95 per ton; and Cherokee Run, $31.04 per ton.
The commissioners also approved an agreement between Premier Physicians Services and the county for correctional health care services at the county jail and Incarceration Facility. The agreement is on a month to month basis with a 30-day termination notice requirement.
The commissioners authorized the donation of property from the closed David L. Brown Youth Center at the former county children's home to nonprofit organizations along with the county Park District and the OSU Extension office. The donations were based on determination the items were no longer needed for public use, were obsolete or unfit for the use for which they were purchased. The fair market value of each item would be less than $2,500
The commissioners noted specifically that the donation process began before the commissioners' approval of a policies and procedures manual for procurement. As a result, the requirements included in that manual were waived for the items involved.