(SANDUSKY) -- Sandusky City Council members met Tuesday evening and accepted a bid from V and T Painting for the coating and painting of the city's water tower in the spring. V and T Painting offered the lowest bid among three other bidders, with a total bid of $297,000.
In other business, council members received a report from Steve Barnett, CEO of McKenzie Health System. Barnett updated the council on McKenzie's recently changed mission and vision in order to prepare for the upcoming changes in healthcare. He also announced that the affiliation between McKenzie Health System and Marlette Regional Hospital should be in place by the end of this year--after nearly three years of work and negotiation. Barnett also said that in 2012, McKenzie Health System had a total economic impact of $14.7 million just in Sandusky alone.