Camden Town Hall project moves forward

By Austin Schmidt -

CAMDEN — Camden Village council approved an emergency expenditure for stabilization at the Town Hall Project during a meeting on Thursday, Nov. 19.

The resolution was passed as an emergency and will allow contractor Bruce Perry to spend $143,000 for exteriors repairs, including masonry work and window and roof repairs. The only work done to the interior will be floor stabilizing work which much be done before any other renovations can be made to the building.

Under the advice of Kevin Malof, an attorney with Frost Brown Todd, the project will be divided into two parts for work contracted out.

Council passed resolution 1053 requesting qualifications for the remaining $400,000 of the project.

Perry will remain the general contractor with the project during the stabilization period, but will be required to submit a RFQ for the remaining $400,000 on the project.

Perry has offered his services to the project free of charge but will be required to go through a request for qualifications along with any other contractors attempting to be awarded the project.

The RFQ process will allow council to select contractors based on the most qualified instead of lowest price for the construction manager role, or general contractor role.

It was noted by members of council, Perry’s bid of a zero charge will be hard to beat in the RFQ process.

The council also approved resolution 1012, approving updates on the village’s municipal income tax policy. This is not a new income tax but a revision to current income tax base.

The village also announced the recent launch of website for the village. The website is

Clerk Rebecca Wilson announce the 2013-14 audit has been completed and no exceptions were found.

Wilson also informed council the Little Shoppe of Sharing will be looking for a new home and will no longer be located in the United Methodist Church.

Camden Village Council meets the first and third Thursdays of each month at the Camden Village offices.

By Austin Schmidt

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.

Reach Austin Schmidt at 937-683-4062 or on Twitter @aschmidt_RH.