POMEROY — During Thursday’s meeting, the Meigs County Commissioners moved one step closer to the transfer of the Village of Rutland water and sewer services to the county.
The commissioners had approved and ordinance in early March to establish the Meigs County Water and Sewer District. The village had previously approved the sale and transfer of complete ownership and operation of the village’s water distribution system and sewer collection and treatment systems.
The resolution passed by the commissioners will allow for the Meigs County Board of Commissioners to own and operate the Water and Sewer facilities under the authority of the Ohio Revised Code 6103 and 6117, respectively.
During Thursday’s meeting funds were established in the name of Rutland Sewer Fund and Rutland Water Fund. both funds include subcategories of contractual, materials/supplies, capital, and principle/interest.
The sewer fund also includes the subcategory advances out. $3,075 was appropriated into advances out from certified unappropriated funds.
While there is no specific date set for the transfer of the water and sewer systems from the village to the county, the change may happen by the end of the year.
According to President of the Meigs County Board of Commissioners Tom Anderson, the Rutland Village systems have approximately 271 customers.
Anderson stated that the county would take on the current systems to pay the debts and manage it. The county would hire someone, possibly a contractor, to run the sewer plant. Water currently comes to the village from Leading Creek Water which will continue.
Until the time of the official transfer the Village of Rutland maintains operation and control of the systems.
In other business, the commissioners accepted a bid by Ron Evans Excavating Inc. in the amount of $30,699 for the HSTS septic project.
A resolution was approved for the appointment of Chris Shank, Terri Ingels, Vince Reiber, and Andrea Weakley to the family services planning committee.
The commissioners authorized the county engineer to purchase a 2013 Tandem Dump Body, V-Box and Snow Plow as bid by Ace Trucking Equipment in the amount of $51,568.
A resolution was approved as submitted by Bob Byer, Meigs Emergency Management Agency Director for the countywide mitigation plan.
Appropriation adjustments were approved as follows, $1,850.30 from B543-B11 into B041-B01, Clerk of Courts and $3,000 into A404-B17, attorney fees, Juvenile Court.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Anderson, Mike Bartrum and Tim Ihle, clerk Gloria Kloes, Randy Hart and Wyatt Ball.