Commission approves access road completion

POMEROY — Work will begin soon on construction of an 800-foot two-lane access road to the new Health Care Facility located at 41861 Pomeroy Pike.

According to Meigs County Economic Development Director Perry Varnadoe, this is the last piece of the Emergency Room project.

The road will allow emergency service vehicles better access to the medical facilities. The project is being fully funded by the Appalachian Regional Development Program and work will be completed by the Ohio Department of Transportation.

The commissioners also approved a contract for bridge replacement at Groundhog Run in Portland. The project will begin this summer with the date to be announced.

Due to a need for more autopsies than expected in 2015 , the commissioners approved an appropriation increase of $10,000.

Medical Mission was a success, according to the commissioners, and early reports indicate a 99.8 percent approval rating with more than 2,200 people served.

“Seeing all the different entities coming together to provide medical services was phenomenal,” Commissioner Tim Ihle said.

Ihle noted that even though the Buckeye Hills group had spent long hours at the Mission since its opening June 2, they were still enthusiastic and should be commended for their dedication.

“An overall fantastic experience,” Meigs County Commissioners said in unison.

Thursday was the last day of the Mission, with clean-up of the facilities scheduled for Friday.

The commissioners will meet again at 11 a.m. June 18.

Reach Lorna Hart at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2551