POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved several agenda items during Thursday’s meeting, and will meet with state legislators early this week.
Misty Casto and Bret Allphin from Buckeye Hill-Hocking Valley Regional Development District meet with the commissioners to request support for the Development Services Agency (DSA) Appalachia Assistance Fund Line Items.
According the a resolution the commissioners passed to support the fund, the Appalachian Regional Commission and DSA Appalachia Assistance Fund provides funding for business development, education and job training, telecommunications, infrastructure and community development among other things.
The resolution was approved by a 3-0 vote.
Casto also spoke about the 2015 Innovative Readiness Training Program which will provide real world training opportunities for service members and units to prepare them for their wartime missions while supporting the needs of America’s underserved communities. This could also include medically underserved communities.
A second resolution was passed at the request of Gary Cooper as required by the OPRA Park Road Improvement Policy. The resolution allows for funding of improvements to public park roadways maintained by the park district.
The resolution was approved 3-0.
Appropriation adjustments were approved as follows, an increase of $165,000 in B036-B01, private rehab; and increase of $31,000 in B036-B05 Administration; a decrease from $5,000 to $4,000 in B038-B04, Fair Housing; a decrease from $29,000 to $24,000 in B038-B05, Administration.
A transfer of $1,000 from A004-B14, contract services to A402-B12, other expenses coroner was approved.
The commissioners will join other commissioners from the region in meeting with state legislators from the 30th Senate District on Tuesday in Athens County.
The meeting is hosted by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio to provide legislators, county commissioners, county executives, and county council members the opportunity to discuss legislative issues which can impact the counties.
“Recognizing that it will be a tight state budget and there has been limited growth in local revenue, it is essential that state and county governments work together closely and cooperatively for the good of their mutual constituents, the people of Ohio,” said Commissioner Randy Smith.