POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners established of a new fund for the money allocated to the county through the Moving Ohio Forward program during Thursday’s weekly meeting.
A fund for the “Moving Ohio Forward Demolition” program was established, with $63,269 placed into the fund.
The money for the program was established by the Ohio Attorney General’s Office.
Attorney General Mike DeWine announced earlier this year, the launch of a new grant program to assist communities in their economic recovery by removing blighted or abandoned structures to reclaim Ohio’s neighborhoods.
About $75 million was allocated among all of Ohio’s counties to achieve the maximum number of demolitions of blighted or abandoned residential structures. Recognizing the economic hardships facing local governments, the Attorney General will not require a match for up to the first $500,000 allocated to each county.
Meigs County received $63,290 through the program.
The commissioners passed a resolution regarding the Local Government Innovation Fund. The resolution reads:
Whereas, the Meigs County Commissioners are committed to the efficient operation of county government and to provide our citizens the most effective services at the lowest possible cost.
Whereas, the Meigs County Commissioners wish to obtain professional services to examine our county government facilities and their related costs in order to find ways to save taxpayer dollars in the future while providing necessary services.
Be it therefore resolved, that the Meigs County Commissioners support the application to the Local Government Innovation Fund to seek funding this feasibility study.
In other business, the commissioners approved the following appropriation adjustments: $2,000 from K000-K04 to K000-K07, engineer; $1,300 from K200-K12 to K000-K07, engineer; $10,000 from K200-K26 to K400-K12, engineer; $383.47 from K100-K13 to K400-K12, engineer; $1,000 from K200-K11 to K400-K12, engineer; $1,270.92 to K300-K12, garage supplies; and $900 to B000-B02 to B000-B06, animal claims.
The second appropriation for Ohio State University was approved in the amount of $28,400.
Present at the meeting were Commissioners Tom Anderson, Tim Ihle and Mike Bartrum, Clerk Gloria Kloes, County Engineer Eugene Triplett and Randy Hart.