Issue 2 meeting talks county projects

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Sub-Committee meeting round 30 for the State Capital Improvement Program/Local Transportation Improvement Program (SCIP/LTIP) met last Thursday to assign points to projects around Meigs County.

Those projects with higher point values have a higher chance of being funded projects by the state.

The project with the most amount of points, and has the highest chance of being funded, is the Village of Pomeroy/Main Street Improvements project, with 75 points. The project in second place, with 65 points, is the Meigs County Cooperative Paving Project R30 project. In third place is the Village of Syracuse/Street Improvement project. Lastly, with 45 points, is the Village of Middleport/Combined Sewer Overflows-Sanity Sewer Overflows project.

All of those in attendance at the meeting were Randy Butcher, Michelle Hyer, Fred Hoffman, Gene Triplett, Jackie Welker, Bill Spaun, Mike Bartrum, Tim Ihle, Randy Smith, Sara Walpole, Mike Gerlach, Joe Woodall and Mary T. Byer-Hill.

Middleport Mayor Michael Gerlach and Pomeroy Mayor Jackie Welker were the only two mayors in attendance. Gerlach nominated Welker as the mayors’ representative, with the motion approved. All three commissioners were also in attendance, with Tim Ihle nominating Randy Smith as the commissioners’ representative.

The County Sub-Committee members were Welker, mayor’s representative; Smith, commissioner’s representative; Randy Butcher, township trustee’s representative; and Gene Triplett, self-appointed county engineer’s representative. Butcher nominated Bill Spaun as a fifth member. Smith was also nominated as the chair for the meeting.

Lastly, discussion over the merits of each project was heard and Triplett made a motion to recommend the point values to each project.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2555.

By Lindsay Kriz

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2555.

Reach Lindsay Kriz at 740-992-2155 Ext. 2555.