Avon City Council Approves Contract Engineering Services and Receives Grant – Hendricks County ICON – Web Edition
Compiled by Peg McRoy Glover
Avon City Council met on December 2 at Avon Town Hall. Meetings can be accessed on the city’s Facebook, YouTube, LinkedIn and Twitter. The board meets on the second and fourth Thursday of each month, 6570 EUS 36. The next scheduled meeting is December 16 at 7:00 PM.
What happened: Three engineering companies have been approved for on-call engineering services to Avon: Etica Group, Banning Engineering and Crossroads Detailing. These organizations will be remunerated on an hourly basis as needed.
What does that mean: Etica is an Indianapolis architectural, engineering, surveying and construction inspection company. Banning Engineering, based in Plainfield, is a civil engineering and surveying company. Banning specifically told the city that drainage, surveying and inspection services are the areas they can best serve Avon. Crossroads Detailing is an engineering services company located in Avon. These contracts are reviewed annually, but every three years the city opens them up for proposals so any engineering company can bid on an on-call contract with the city.
What happened: The Hendricks County Recycling District awarded Avon a grant of $ 1,550 to purchase three benches constructed from recycled plastic to be installed along the White Lick Creek Trail. The city has 24 months to purchase these benches.
What does that mean: Avon applied for a grant of $ 5,000 but received $ 1,550. Avon can apply for this grant twice a year.
What happened: The board approved Avon’s participation in a national opioid settlement, should a settlement come to fruition. A few class actions have been brought together against certain manufacturers and distributors of opioid pharmaceutical products. A proposal has been made that combines state and local governments into one regulation.
What does that mean: As a participant in this proposal, Avon agrees that it will not take independent legal action against such companies. Avon also agrees, if settled, that this money will be used in places where the opioid epidemic is most affected, such as the police department.