POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved a resolution for a critical infrastructure grant program.
The resolution, approved by a unanimous vote, will submit an application to the program on behalf of the Village of Syracuse. The program is for a maximum of $300,000.
The Village of Syracuse would use $279,900 for a project which would include rehabbing and increasing the size of the village water well. The project will also include replacement of electrical components on the well, replacing two hydrants and replacing the water line to them with a larger line.
Fred Hoffman, village grants administrator, thanked the commissioners for their support on behalf of the village.
Public hearings for the grant project were held on May 30 and June 13 during the commissioner’s meetings. Representatives from the Syracuse water board were present at the first meeting, with Hoffman present at the second.
According to discussions at the meeting on Thursday, the Village of Pomeroy had also been interested in the funding for slip repair.
The commissioners could submit only one project for consideration.
A decision on the funding is expected later in the year.
The Meigs County fair housing resolution was also approved during the meeting. The resolution states,
discrimination in the sale, rental, leasing, financing of housing or land to be used for construction of housing, or in the provision of brokerage services because of race, color, religion, ancestry, military status, sex, national origin, handicap, of disability is prohibited by Title VIII of the Civil Rights Act of 1968 and the Ohio Civil Rights commission. It is the policy of the Meigs County Commissioners to implement programs to ensure equal opportunity in housing for all persons regardless of race, color, religion, ancestry, military status, sex, national origin, handicap or disability, of familial status.
Bills were approved in the amount of $309,754.09, with $27,789.80 from county general. Minutes from the previous meeting were also approved.
The commissioners meet each Thursday at 11 a.m.