Township trustees approved a motion Tuesday night to seek "request for proposals" from contractors to build a ball field at Strickfaden Park. The township secured two grants from the Ohio Department of Natural Resources totaling nearly $52,000, but will lose the money if the field is not constructed by a June 30 deadline.
The township could have awarded a contract to an unknown local contractor who, according to township trustee Tim Coleman, would have "donated" services and materials, bringing the project in at a price tag the township could afford -- somewhere between $70,000 and $100,000.
But trustee Bill Dwelle balked at that plan. Dwelle believed the project should be put out for bid because it would cost more than $25,000.
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