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County officials: New building at waste station will serve multiple functions and improve efficiency.

Montgomery County Commissioners are expected this week to approve construction of a new operations center at the Montgomery County Solid Waste District Transfer and Recycling Facility at 2550 Sandridge Drive in Moraine.

Here are three things to know about the project:

Why it’s needed: Staff currently reports to multiple locations, including an administration building, a maintenance building, the tipping floor, scale houses and office trailers. A centralized facility would improve efficiency and communications, according to county Environmental Services officials.

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What’s being built: Plans call for a new building with six offices as well as a conference room and break and training rooms. Also included are women’s and men’s locker rooms, a server room, mechanical rooms and storage.

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An adjoining concrete parking lot for up to 70 light duty and employee vehicles and for 20 transfer tractor trailers with electric heater block connections is also part of the plan.

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What it will cost: Commissioners are expected Tuesday to approve Monarch Construction Company’s bid of almost $6.9 million. Monarch was the lowest of four bids, the highest of which came in at about $7.4 million. 

Monarch’s low bid on the project came in $586,000 above the county engineer’s projected estimate.

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