POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners issed a local emergency proclamation on Thrsday with regard to the damaging storms that came through the area on June 29.
The proclamation reads in part:
Whereas, Meigs County, Ohio, has been or is immediately threatened by a natural, man made/technological hazard and/or terrorism, nuclear of conventional attack, and;
As of 20:30 hours (8:30 p.m.), 29 June, 2012, due to heavy rain, hail and strong straight winds causing wide spread damage to power lines, trees, roads and damage to homes, and county infrastructure, also power outages in 75 to 82 percent of the county;
Now, therefore, we, the Meigs County Board of Commissioners, declare that a state of emergency exists in the county and that we hereby invoke and declare portions of the Ohio Revised Code which are applicable to the conditions and have caused the issuance of this proclamation, to be in full force and effect in the county for the exercise of all necessary emergency authority for protection of the lives and property of people of Meigs County and the restoration of local government with minimum interruption.
The proclamation by the commissioners joins the declaration of a state of emergency by both Governor John Kasich and President Barack Obama following the storm.
The commissioners also approved a lease agreement renewal with MARCS for the communication tower located near the old hospital. MARCS owns the tower, while the county owns the property.
Donald Shaffer of Racine was approved for a four-year term on the Gallia-Jackson-Meigs Board of Alcohol, Drug Addiction and Mental Health Services. The term expires on June 30, 2016, and is the first term for Shaffer.
Minutes of last week’s meeting were approved along with the bills. Total bills were $151,461.33, with $15,905.07 from the county general fund.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Tom Anderson and Tim Ihle, clerk Gloria Kloes and Randy Hart.