POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners accepted the retirement of long-time Meigs County Grants Administrator Jean Trussell during Thursday’s weekly meeting.
Trussell has served as the county’s grants administrator since 1995. Her retirement will be effective Dec. 31, 2012.
The commissioners will appoint a replacement for the position at a later date.
Meigs County 911 and EMS Director Doug Lavender talked with the commissioners about the transfer of emergency vehicles within the county. Meigs EMS recently received a new truck to replace Medic 5. Medic 5 will be transferred to the Rutland Fire Department to replace Squad 44, which will go to the Pomeroy Fire Department. Lavender said an old emergency squad currently at the EMS office will go to the Middleport Police Department to be used as a methamphetamine lab response vehicle.
Lavender stated that 17 people attended the meth lab awareness training on Tuesday evening which was conducted by Dennis Lowe from Ohio BCI.
Minutes of last week’s meeting and bills were approved. Bills totaled $114,398.26, with $26,898.49 from county general.
The Commissioners will be in attendance at the Middleport Council meeting on Monday evening to address council regarding the possible operation of the Rutland Sewer System once it is owned by the county.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Tom Anderson, Tim Ihle and Mike Bartrum, clerk Gloria Kloes, commissioner-elect Randy Smith, 911 Director Doug Lavender, and Trussell.