POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved several agenda items during their recent meeting.
Director of Meigs County Job and Family Services Chris Shank spoke to the commissioners concerning a revised handbook for DJFS. Shank said that this is the first revisions put in place since 2003.
The commissioners unanimously approved the handbook as presented by Shank.
Shank also requested permission for the department to be closed on Dec. 7 for the annual in-service training.
Racine Village property owner David McKenzie spoke with the commissioners about the proposed demolition of a home he owns in the village. McKenzie told commissioners the house had been abandoned for several years, but he is now working on it and does not want it torn down.
McKenzie stated that he had previously spoken with the mayor, council and the grants office. The proposed demolition is part of the Neighborhood Revitalization Grant.
He went on to state that someone, presumably an inspector, broke into the house to check for asbestos in the wall. McKenzie said that there were holes in the walls from this.
Commissioner Tim Ihle said that the property had been tentatively removed from the demolition list while McKenzie works with Racine Mayor Scott Hill concerning the property.
A request from the Scipio Township Trustees for concerning the vacating of an existing right-of-way in the Dudley Addition (Pageville), approximately 33 feet by 297.2 feet of DeCamp Street, located between College Street and Half Street was referred to the Meigs County Engineer.
A bituminous bid was also referred to the engineer.
Minutes of last weeks meeting were approved, along with the bills. Bills totaled $127,648.09, with $7,095.51 from county general.
During the previous meeting, commissioners approved an appropriation adjustment in the amount of $10,000 into A106-A04, Housing Prisoners, Sheriff.
Shank spoke with the commissioners about available funds through FEMA for the June windstorm. Funds awarded to DJFS are being handled by the Local Area Workforce Investment Board.
Workers eligible must have lost their jobs or homes due to the disaster, or qualify as returning veterans, dislocated workers, of long term unemployed individuals.
According to Shank, 65 to 70 jobs will be created for a period of six months.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Tom Anderson, Tim Ihle, and Mike Bartrum, clerk Gloria Kloes, commissioner candidates Randy Hart and Randy Smith, and David McKenzie.