Bethel council narrows choices for municipal building engineers

The Bethel village council has unofficially narrowed their choice of engineers for the construction of the new municipal building. After a presentation by McGill Smith Punshon, Inc. at the Feb. 26 meeting, the council made a decision to narrow the field from five to two.

McGill Smith Punshon representative Randy Merrill presented his company to the village.

“Our roots really run deep in Bethel,” said Merrill. “Not only am I from Bethel, but over our history, we’ve employed over 55 people within an eight mile radius of Bethel. Not only that, but four of our owners are from Bethel. I can’t tell you how excited I am to do this. This project means a lot to us.”

Previous projects described included the Union Township Public Library. Merrill said that community involvement is “crucial” to the process, noting that it is the community that is left to utilize the product once the construction is completed.