WEST LAFAYETTE -- During the West Lafayette Village Council meeting last Monday night, Village Administrator Dave Kadri announced that bids had been opened on March 12 for the planned upgrades to the village's wastewater treatment plant. Bids were received from Winelco for $1,494,700, Bogner for $1,525,000, Stanley Miller for $1,573,800, and Hathaway for $1,574,000. The difference from the highest to lowest bids was at $79,340 on the average bid of 5.1 percent. Each bid was below the engineer's estimate which allows the bids to be awarded/ The village's consultants are now in the process of reviewing each of the bids for completeness.

Other business discussed at the March 12, 2012 session included:

Mayor Jack Patterson commended the Heartland Council Girl Scouts on its 100th anniversary. The Girl Scouts were organized on March 12, 1912.

Council approved Tyler Williams as a part time patrolman for the police department. Williams recently completed the Ohio officer's training program.

Following a third reading, council approved a resolution notifying Governor John Kasich, State Senator Troy Balderson, and State Representative Brian Hill regarding local governments needing to continue to control and administer the collection of local municipal income taxes.

Council also approved a resolution for the Mayor to sign a memorandum of understanding with the Ohio Department of Transportation for the Safe Routes to School program.

The next regular council session will be a half hour earlier (March 26 at 6:30 p.m.) in order for information to be presented to council regarding village employee insurance.