Commissioners OK re-appointments

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners recently approved two re-appointments to two groups.

First, the commissioners approved a request that Maureen Hennessy be reappointed to the library board, with her term beginning Jan. 1, 2016, through Dec. 31, 2022. The commissioners also reappointed Tim Ihle to the Buckeye Hills RC&D for a three-year term beginning Jan. 1.

Bob Snavely and Amy Hoffman, of Palmer Energy Company, met with the commissioners regarding the County Commissioners Association of Ohio about opt-out governmental aggregation programs. According to the duo, Palmer Energy, which is an energy broker, has been selected by the CCAO as a preferred broker.

The group has a consortium of Ohio counties that are clients because of their affiliation with the CCAO. The two shared information with the commissioners to get the trio to go with them for the county’s energy brokerage.

Commissioner Randy Smith said Palmer Energy is asking the commissioners to include them on a county-wide ballot for government aggregation, which means if approved, all households who didn’t opt out of the aggregation would become Palmer Energy customers. He added that the county is currently in a two-year contract with another energy group, but took the information for review and said the commissioners would invite Palmer Energy back in the spring and check on energy prices at that time.

The commissioners signed a certification of county mileage from Sara Walpole and an appropriation adjustment of $181.22 into the treasurer’s account was approved. The minutes of last week were given the OK, and county general bills totaling $56,333.99 with 419 total entries totaling $413,118.79 were also approved.

The commissioners announced that Dave Glass will talk next week to the commissioners about a timber check, with Smokey Bear set to make an appearance. Jack Ramsey will also meet with board members at 11:10 a.m. next week, too.

By Lindsay Kriz

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

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