WARSAW — It was announced that Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church placed the only bid for the old city hall building during the Board of Works meeting held this morning, June 1.
The old city hall at 302 E. Market St., Warsaw, has sat empty for almost five years. Earlier this year, Warsaw officials agreed to dispose of the building. Two appraisals were received for $183,000 and $208,000 and a minimum bid amount of $140,000 was set. A 60-day bidding process began in March and ended on May 25.
Warsaw Evangelical Presbyterian Church placed the only bid of $140,000 on the last day of the process. It was noted that three parties looked at the building. The church sits at 210 S. High St., the lot adjacent to the old city hall building.
City Planner Jeremy Skinner noted that the bid and bidder met all of the requirements per the city’s specifications and state code. The board approved the property’s disposition. Moving forward, a purchase agreement will be signed and approved by the Board of Works, title work will be done and closing will occur.
The board approved awarding G&G Hauling & Excavating, Warsaw, the Beyer Farm Trail landscape project bid.
This project will is two-fold. The landscape work will stop erosion that is occurring at the end of the trail. The project will allow the erosion problem to be stopped in a scenic way by using native plants that match the existing landscaping. The project will also install a tiered seating area that local schools and organization can use as a raised amphitheater area for educational purposes.
“This is a lot more than just stabilizing the road,” said City Engineer James Emans.
G&G Hauling & Excavating will be the main contractor on the $148,275.68 project. There will be a few other landscape subcontractors involved.
In other news:
- A Memorandum of Understanding was approved with Winona Lake for the East Center Street Banner. This allows Winona Lake to advertise town-sponsored events on the banner.
- An updated service agreement with Metronet was approved for city-wide services.
- The board accepted a Kosciusko County Community Foundation Grant for the Parks Department to implement Anything Weather Service. A contract for the service was also approved. This will allow Pike Lake Beach, Center Lake Beach, Pike Lake Campgrounds and Glover Pavilion to have audible and visual notifications of oncoming lightning storms.
- The next Board of Works meeting will be held at 2:30 p.m. on Monday, June 18.