Courthouse hours to change Tuesday


By Sarah Hawley - shawley@civitasmedia.com



POMEROY — Beginning on Tuesday, the Meigs County Courthouse will be open from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

The commissioners announced the move during a recent meeting. This lines the courthouse with the annex buildings on Memorial Drive which have operated from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m., and the recent move to those hours of operation at the Prosecutor’s Office.

The new hours are to begin the Tuesday following Memorial Day. The courthouse and other government offices are closed on Memorial Day.

In other business, the commissioners recognized “Poppy Days” with Joann Newsome and Barbara Fry representing the Pomeroy American Legion Auxiliary.

Poppy Day is sponsored each year by the American Legion and the American Legion Auxiliary to remind Americans of the sacrifice of life and health made by the men and women of our Armed Forces.

A one-year contract renewal was approved with Brooke Pauley as the Meigs County Family and Children First Council Coordinator through June 30, 2018.

An unpaid internship was approved for Lindsay Coppick at the Meigs County Department of Job and Family Services from Aug. 17, 2017 to Feb. 21, 2018. This will be with the Help Me Grow program.

Commissioner Mike Bartrum was designated as the official voting representative to the County Commissioners Association of Ohio, with Randy Smith as the alternate.

David Fox, representing the Meigs County Board of Elections, spoke with the commissioners regarding the status of a generator for the Board of Elections building. The commissioners stated they would check into the cost of a permanent generator or a portable for use on election night.

The commissioners approved maintaining the 10 year asset management plan with rates for the Rutland sewer and water customers. The plan is to be mailed out in an upcoming billing.

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By Sarah Hawley

shawley@civitasmedia.com