POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved two levies to appear on the November ballot.
The first of two levies approved is a two mill renewal levy for the Meigs County Board of Mental Retardation/Developmental Disabilities.
Kay Davis, Director of Meigs MR/DD, spoke to the commissioners about the need for the levy during the July 26 meeting.
The levy money from the levy is used for maintenance, capital construction and the operation of Carleton School and Meigs Industries Workshop for persons with mental retardation and developmental disabilities according to the resolution passes during this week’s meeting.
The levy, if passed, would generate $534,557.66 during the five-year period.
The second levy approved by the commissioners is for the Meigs County Council on Aging.
The half-mill, five-year levy would generate an additional $162,710.21 for the Council on Aging.
The purpose of the levy, according to the resolution passed by the commissioners, is providing or maintaining senior citizens services.
In other business, approved three resolutions as presented by Meigs County Engineer Eugene Triplett.
The first resolution approved the upcoming guardrail replacement project to be completed throughout the county.
The estimated cost to the county for the project is $11,300. A total of $300,000 will come from federal funds.
Approximately 15,000 feet of guardrail will be replaced. Areas where the project will take place include, but are not limited to, Pomeroy Pike, Bradbury Road, Charles Chancey Drive, Eagle Ridge Road, Pine Grove Road, Hemlock Grove Road, Midkiff Road, Minersville Road and Success Road.
The commissioners approved a resolution allowing Triplett to apply for funds from the Ohio Public Works Commission State Capital Improvement and/or Local Transportation Improvement programs.
An allocation of $500 from county sales and use tax revenue was approved to the roads and bridges line item.
The hiring of the law firm Albers and Albers was approved for the purpose of writing the rules and regulations for the Meigs County Sewer District.
The cost of the agreement is $150 per hour.
A contract with the Meigs County Chamber of Commerce for Tourism services was approved for a six-month term at the cost of $6,000.
An appropriation adjustment of $5,825.56 was approved from K000-K22 to K100-K12, engineer.
A new fund account line items for the casino tax revenue was approved.
Bills were approved in the amount of $183,982.99, with $33,658.78 coming from county general. Minutes of last week’s meeting were approved.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Tom Anderson, Time Ihle and Mike Bartrum, clerk Gloria Kloes, Randy Hart, and Davis.