Meigs OK’s new dog shelter

By Lorna Hart - [email protected]

POMEROY — With approval of the Meigs County Commissioners for the low bid contract from Baer Contracting, work will begin on the new Meigs County Dog Shelter.

The contract was presented at the Sept. 1o meeting and sent to Prosecutor Colleen Williams for review before the commissioners voted to finalize the agreement. Williams approved the contact without changes and at last Thursday’s meeting the project was approved by the commissioners.

The low bid of $238,949 from Baer Contracting LLC was below the estimate for construction given by BDT Architects, designers of the new shelter. Work is in progress to assign an address to the location because the current site is referred to as “the area near the intersection of Highland and Laural Cliff, near the recycling bins.”

The current shelter is more than 50 years old and typically above capacity. The new facility will provide more housing for the animals, as well as other needed provisions. Planning of the site also includes an addition of a cat shelter at a later date.

Opening bids were received for a Tuppers Plains Sewer project from D. B. Weber Construction and Rose’s Excavating.

The commissioners approved the sheriff”s office request for an appropriation adjustment of $50,000 from their salary budget to inmate housing.

In accordance with the Ohio Revised Code, the Albany Agricultural Fair requested funding in the amount of $900 for their 2015 fair. The amount covers expenses for children who attend school Alexander School District and participated in fairs outside Meigs County.

The commissioners have been asked to speak about the state of the county during Meigs Soil and Water Banquet. One or more of the commissioners will speak at the event on Sept. 29 at 7 p.m. at Meigs High School.

Contact Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2551

By Lorna Hart

[email protected]