VIENNA - With the fiscal year coming to an end, Vienna City Council Thursday approved several bids for projects already voted on during budget talks in March.
Among the bid approvals were two Jeep Cherokees for the police department, with police equipment installed, that will be purchased on state contract for $55,522.
Several improvement projects to the city building on 29th Street and the Vienna Senior Center will be completed in the next fiscal year, which begins July 1. Council approved bids for flooring in the city building from 3B Carpet and Flooring for $13,545 and interior painting from Terry Handler for $24,400.
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City Clerk Carla Starcher and Vienna Mayor David Nohe go over bid approvals Thursday before a city council meeting.
The senior center will get a major overhaul on the second floor, a project city council has been planning for more than a year.
To make the second floor ADA compliant, work must be done to widen the doorways and revamp the bathrooms. Council approved a bid from 3D Construction for $270,000 to complete the project.
Around $105,000 of those funds will be taken from the city's capital reserves, and the rest is from the Community Development Block Grant.
"We've been waiting a long time to get these projects done, and we will be very happy to see the senior center completely updated," said Councilman Paul Thornton.
Other bid approvals Thursday included a dump truck with salt spreader for $54,832 and a dump truck bed with salt spreader for $27,968, both from Matheny Motors.
A 36-cent wage increase for full-time permanent employees of the City of Vienna was officially approved by council with a resolution. The wage increase was given the green light during budget talks in March.
Representatives from Mid-Ohio Valley Paws attended Thursday's meeting to hear discussion on a proposed fenced-in dog park, to be built in Jackson Memorial Park near the maintenance garage. Council agreed that the money should be appropriated soon in order to start construction.
"I think the city needs to move on this now. If we aren't careful, the summer will be gone before they can get started," said Thornton.
Vienna Mayor David Nohe agreed to put a council vote on the agenda for June 28, to approve up to $32,000 for the construction of the 1.6-acre dog park. Mid-Ohio Valley Paws will contribute to the project by purchasing incidentals, such as benches, bags and paint.
"We are ready for the dog park to become a reality," said Nohe.
In other council business:
* Vienna City Council authorized a $3,000 Community Participation Grant for landscaping throughout the city.
* Council approved a five-year 1.8 percent interest rate from First Neighborhood Bank for the purchase of two dump trucks and a back hoe.