POMEROY — Following a final public hearing during Thursday’s meeting the Meigs County Commissioners approved a resolution to apply for formula funds and the Neighborhood Revitalization grant.
The county was notified earlier in the year that the Ohio Department of Development Office of Community Development of the availability of $116,000 in formula funds and $300,000 in funds through the Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Neighborhood Revitalization program.
The approved applications/budget for the CDBG Formula Allocation Program would fund four projects in the county. A total of $21,200 would go to the Rutland Park project; the Scipio Township Ball Field sewer project would receive $3,900; $35,000 would go to the Syracuse Village walking path project; and $33,100 would fund the Pomeroy Village Booster Station.
The remaining funds would go to Fair Housing and administrative costs.
The Neighborhood Revitalization program funds would target the area of Rutland Village.
The budget, outlined by the grants office, would fund five projects in the village, while two additional projects will be taking place as part of the match to the grant.
The fire protection facilities and equipment would receive $80,000; $77,800 would go toward street improvements; $32,000 for clearance activities; $71,850 for community center improvements; a total of $3,350 would go toward parks and recreation facilities.
Total money for the projects would be $265,000, with $35,000 for administrative costs.
Additional projects to be completed in conjunction with the Neighborhood Revitalization program, but not funded through it, include: sewer facility improvements ($31,100); water facility improvements ($100,000); fire protection facilities and equipment (additional $34,500); and parks and recreation facilities ($21,200 from formula, $950 bank donation).
In other business, the commissioners approved the CDBG Racine sidewalk project bid with D.V. Weber Construction in the amount of $44,703.
A resolution was passed for the highway department for the State Capital Improvement Program for bridge work.
Appropriations were approved in following amounts: $675.25 into A406-B09 as requested by the Recorder, Kay Hill; $832.80 into B062-B10, grants office; $3,000 from J000-J03 into J000-J02, Auditor; and the second quarterly payment of $12,726.72 for the Multi-Purpose Building and Annex.
President Tom Anderson was designated as the official representative to the County Commissioners Association, with Vice President Tim Ihle appointed as the alternate.
Pomeroy Village Administrator Paul Hellman thanked the commissioners for their help to the village with formula funds.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Anderson, Ihle, and Michael Bartrum, clerk Gloria Kloes, Hellman, Denise Alkire and Jean Trussell from the grants office, and Randy Hart.