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New fueling station to be built for Sylvania Twp. vehicles

A new fueling station for Sylvania Township vehicles will be constructed by local JTM&B Contracting and Petro Services for $86,000.

The Toledo-based company was one of five bidders on the project that replaces a two-pump fuel station, with two islands  that will allow four vehicles to fuel up on gas or diesel at once. The contract was awarded to the company at Tuesday’s Board of Trustees meeting.

Public Works Manager Gregory Huffman said the new design of the station, where a vehicle can pull up to each side, incorporates safety and efficiency.The project will be paid with dollars from the general fund account, as a capital improvement.

The township fire department trucks will be able to fill their tanks there. The fire department formerly had fueling stations at each station before they were rebuilt in the past years. Mr. Huffman said the road department wanted to streamline the fueling process by locating township pumps at one location - at township offices, 4927 Holland-Sylvania Rd.

The design, completed by Vetter Design group for $9,400, also eliminates the need for backing up or maneuvering vehicles pulling up to the pump. The driving path flows in one direction, to ease the flow of vehicles entering and exiting, Mr. Huffman said.

“It will be a drive-in refuel to keep vehicles moving forward and out of the facility,” he said.

The only vehicles that will not be refueled there are those that make-up the township police's fleet, since they have a station onsite, Mr. Huffman said.  

The construction of the station will begin in August, with a 30-day completion period.

A total of five bids were received; JTM&B's was the lowest. The highest bid, for $146, 570, submitted by Hank Plumbing Heating and Cooling in Toledo.

Contact Natalie Trusso Cafarello at: 419-206-0356 or ntrusso@theblade.com. 

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