Commissioners: Courthouse closing at noon Aug. 20

By Lindsay Kriz - [email protected]

POMEROY — Meigs County Commissioners Mike Bartrum and Randy Smith announced Thursday that the Meigs County Courthouse would close at noon Aug. 20 because of the Meigs County Fair.

However, the commissioners said their 11 a.m. meeting that day was still scheduled. Tim Ihle was absent.

The duo also approved Shelly Co. for street paving in Middleport at a cost of $27,985.50. The Shelly Co.’s bid for work in Bedford Township was approved as well. While the specific amount wasn’t given, the commissioners were informed that Shelly overbid for the project. Smith said that the company will be reaching out to Bedford Township Trustees to see if they can make up the difference. If the trustees can make up the difference, the bid will be awarded to the Shelly. If not, the project will be rebid, Smith said.

The commissioners also passed a resolution for Randy Smith to represent the county in the filling out of applications to Ohio Public Works Commission. Smith said he will also represent the county in any agreements.

The duo also approved an appropriation adjustment of $3,500 from the sheriff’s office food line item to the prison medical line item. They also approved $10,000 from certified appropriated funds into a supply line item, approved $15,000 into contract repair and $5,000 for contract services.

Also approved were the minutes from the previous meeting, 220 bills totaling $457,622.12 and county general bills totaling $444,229.66.

Reach Lindsay Kriz 740-444-4303.

By Lindsay Kriz

[email protected]