March 2012 The Herald Progress Edition – 3A
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Bob Grothouse andthe employees of DelphaChevrolet, Buick wish tothank past and current cus-tomers for making 65 yearsof continuous service pos-sible.Delpha Chevrolet, Buickbegan operations in March1946 at its Second Streetlocation and moved toNorth Canal Street to thecurrent municipal building.Delpha outgrew that facilityin 1977 and moved to itscurrent location at 1725 E.Fifth St.Delpha is your local deal-er for Chevrolet and Buickcars, trucks and quality pre-owned cars and trucks. Weback your purchase with awell-trained service and bodyshop repair facility, 24-hourtowing and a well-stockedparts department.Your continued supporthelps us and supports variouslocal projects. For that, wethank you.
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The Schmit, Massa andLloyd Insurance Agency offersauto, home, life, farm andbusiness insurance. The busi-ness is located at 126 S. MainSt. and is open 8 a.m.- 5 p.m.weekdays and on Saturdays byappointment.The agency representsGerman Mutual of Delphos,Motorist Mutual, Westfield,Ohio Mutual, Progressive,Foremost and Grinell Mutual.The agency is proud of itslong-term dedication and con-sistent professional service totheir clients in the tri-countyarea.It was started by RobertSchmit in 1956 in the back of Schmit’s Market and movedto it’s current location in1981. Bill Massa purchasedthe agency in 1989. Sincethen, Massa acquired the CarlCore Agency, the WendellHumphrey Agency and thenin 2007, the William LloydAgency. Schmit, Massa andLloyd has been recognizedby their insurance carriersfor their devotion to serviceand growth. Schmit, Massand Lloyd is a member of the Delphos Area Chamber of Commerce.The agency is made up of 3agents to properly serve theirclients’ needs. Bill Massa is aCertified Insurance Counselorand has been a licensed agentsince 1988. Kathie Thitoff hasbeena licensed agent for 25years, along with Gina Staples,who had been licensed for nineyears. Angie Carder has beenthe agency’s office managerand customer service rep for12 years. Barry Thitoff servesas the weekly office cleaner.Consistent professionalservice to their clients is thecornerstone of this long-terminsurance operation.
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bottleneck effect.”To save money, the citydid not replace certain pumpswhen the plant was built. Thehigh-service pump unit is acombination of three pumps,motors and bearings Berquistsaid were installed sometime inthe 1970s. He said they’ve beenrebuilt a couple times over theyears but need replaced at thispoint.“The other part of the pro-gram is to increase the capac-ity of the high-service pumpsto handle additional waterflow. They put water intothe clear wells for distribu-tion. The whole process is likethis: Raw water comes fromthe reservoir and is cleanedup. It goes to the clear wellsfor contact time with chlo-rine because that’s what weare required to do. Then, itgoes through the high-servicepumps and into the distribu-tion system,” he said.Berquist explains howfinancing is expected to cometogether: “There will be a matchand the city will be responsiblefor 20 percent of the total proj-ect cost, which is $239,000.There is $11,000 contingency;we always include that in thesetypes of projects and then thereis $49,000 for engineeringcosts the city has to pay.”Berquist added that localfunds were previously set asidefor the project, which he antici-pates will take place in theFall.The street widening projectconsists of widening the pave-ment on Elida Avanue to 36feet between Summers Laneand Eastowne Plaza, resurfac-ing and paint striping for threelanes with a center turn lanefrom Summers Lane to the eastcorporation limit.The city applied for an80/20 match Ohio PublicWorks Commission grant forthe project estimated to cost$260,000. If the city receivesfunding and council approvesthe project, the city’s price tagwill be approximately $52,000plus the cost of engineering.OPWC funds cannot be usedfor engineering.
BY MIKE FORDmford@delphosherald.com
SPENCERVILLE — Theupcoming months will bringto fruition a plan to improvethe lives of Spencerville resi-dents in more ways than one.While clean, drinkable munic-ipal water is needed for healthand well-being, it’s also nec-essary to attract businesseswho use high volumes andneed a community’s watertreatment process to haveadequate capacity.Though it took time toput together, village leadersare ready to move forwardwith the plan to install anew water treatment facility.Administrator Sean Chapmansaid construction will beginin late April or early May; hedescribes the project:“This will be housed ineight containers; differentcomponents of the watertreatment process will be indifferent containers. Theywill all be pre-manufacturedat the manufacturing facilityand shipped to us. We’ll moreor less tie them together andflip a switch to start treatingwater,” he said.Bids were opened on Feb.2 for the construction portionbut bids for the electrical sideof the project exceeded theengineer’s estimate. Chapmansaid bids were re-opened onMarch 15. After constructionbegins, Chapman hopes for itto wrap up in 300-330 days.He explains how the $3million project is being paidfor:“We have secured allfunding through the OhioEPA and Ohio Departmentof Development — theCommunity DevelopmentBlock Grant water andsewer grant program and theWSRLA program through theEPA. It’s a grant/loan com-bination with part of it beinggrant, part of it principal for-giveness and part of it loan,”he said.As for economic develop-ment, the prefab facility willhave twice the capacity vil-lage businesses are used to.“The design flow will befor around half a million andwill provide the communitywith much-needed filteredand softened drinking waterthat will benefit the commu-nity by giving it a better prod-uct at the tap and more thandouble our capacity. Withthat, we hope to draw newbusinesses,” he said.The village is also lookinginto a couple of infrastructureprojects. One is a water lineand the other is a culvert.“We have a water linereplacement project beneaththe railroad tracks at 66because of a water manebreak that’s not accessible torepair. We’ll open bids forthat on March 23. This con-sists of replacing about 200feet of line under the railroad,boring under the railroad andeliminating the leaking line,”he said.Chapman indicated theproject is to be paid for withlocal funds.Grant money is beingsought to install a walkingpath along the west side of thecanal from the north corpora-tion limit to the south limit.Another project is under-way to address a culvert.“We are in the design stageof replacing the Fourth Streetculvert, which is deficient insize and it’s condition is dete-riorating. It causes backups inhigh water events and this alsoinvolves a water line replace-ment underneath it that is shutoff due to a mane break thatisn’t accessible,” he said.Chapman added that theproject is expected to be con-ducted next year and grantsare being sought.
Spencerville to install new water treatment plant
Senior Project Manager Tom Krepef of Natare Corp. of Indianapolis confers with DelphosParks and Recreation Superintendent Craig Mansfield on areas of the liner in the deepend of the Delphos Municipal Swimming Pool that need patched.The new water treatment plant will be located near the Spencerville Swimming Pool onBroadway Street.