When Glade Township asked for Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) funding for a building to house a backup generator for a sewer pump station, the estimated cost was about $30,000.
The Warren County Commissioners approved that amount.
But when the bids came in, the lowest was $52,225.
The commissioners still believe in the project. "You have a pump station in that portion of the township," Commissioner John Bortz said at Wednesday's meeting, and the generator station would keep sewage moving if the system loses its primary power source.
Grants Administrator Lorri Dunlap looked through the CDBG dollars available to the county and found that the additional $22,000 could be pieced together from unused portions of grants to other projects.
On Wednesday, the commissioners approved awarding the bid to Innovative Construction and Mechanical of Clarendon.
In addition to funding a worthwhile project, the commissioners were pleased to award the bid to ICM.
"A local firm..." Bortz said.
"... always good news," Commissioner John Eggleston said.
Glade Township Supervisor Joe Scully agreed. After thanking the commissioners on behalf of the residents and the supervisors, he said, "It's a local contractor. That's the name of the game."
The commissioners made two proclamations during Wednesday's meeting.
They proclaimed Sept. 11 - the 11th anniversary of the Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks - a day of commemoration and remembrance of emergency responders and other public servants.
Also, at the request of Beacon Light, the commissioners proclaimed September as Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder Awareness Month to "spread the message of the urgent need to prevent Fetal Alcohol Spectrum Disorder."
Chris Snyder, supervisor of prevention services for Beacon Light, said, FASD can occur when a pregnant woman consumes alcohol.
"There is no safe amount to drink while you're pregnant," Snyder said.
"The best advice is just do not drink at all while pregnant," Eggleston said.
Bortz asked if FASD is more prevalent in any particular portion of the population.
"It's across the board," Snyder said.