Commissioners approve highway department requests

By Sarah Hawley -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved multiple items related to paving projects in the county during Thursday’s regular meeting.

County Engineer Gene Triplett presented the commissioners with a notice of award, contract and notice to proceed related to the Round 31 Meigs County paving projects. The project includes paving of County Road 31 (Bald Knob-Stiversville Road) and a portion of County Road 18 (Kingsbury Road).

The bid was awarded to Shelley Company in the amount of $398,662.14, with the work to be completed within 90 days.

Triplett stated that the bid came in below estimate, with an estimated price of $72 per ton of asphalt, and a bid price of $58.50 per ton.

During the previous week’s meeting the commissioners had approved a bridge replacement project on County Road 29 (Bowman’s Run Road) through the Ohio Bridge Partnership Program. The project is to take place approximately 0.16 miles east of County Road 34 (Pine Grove Road) and run approximately 230 feet.

In other business, the commissioners approved a resolution recognizing the 50th anniversary of the Buckeye Hills Resource, Conservation and Development Council (RC&D).

A request for the second half appropriation of $3,500 for the Meigs County Historical Society was approved.

The commissioners approved a professional service agreement and contract with Triad Engineering to complete an engineering report to be submitted to the EPA for the running of water to the new Family Dollar in Rutland.

After much discussion, the commissioners approved the engineering study, but did not commit to a specific plan for the water line depending on the cost estimates in the engineering report. There are options available as to connecting the store to the water and sewer system, the report will allow to determine what is the most feasible option.

Bills were approved in the amount of $221,584.36, with $24,964.32 from county general.

By Sarah Hawley

Sarah Hawley is the Managing Editor of The Daily Sentinel. She can be reached at

Sarah Hawley is the Managing Editor of The Daily Sentinel. She can be reached at