Bids being accepted for demolition of Middleport pool

POMEROY — Bids are are being taken for demolition of the Middleport pool and are due July 16, according to Meigs County Commissioners.

The pool, more than 70 years old, is antiquated and has been deemed beyond repair.

Buckeye Hills informed the commissioners that there were left over supplies from Medical Mission. The supplies were purchased with a grant and are county property. A motion was approved to allow Buckeye Hills to create an “IRT material stockpile” for the next mission in the area.

Roger Young, of American Electric Power, was present at the meeting to advise that several trees will be removed from property owned by Meigs County along Union Avenue in Pomeroy, across from George Wright’s house on Union Avenue. Removal of the trees will allow a project to improve electric service to proceed.

During the winter storm in March, several trees fell on power lines and caused outages, and the project is designed to replace older equipment and aid in preventing future disruption in service for the area. The commissioner signed a tree removal/trim agreement with AEP that will allow work to begin.

A request, made by the Meigs County Sheriff’s Office to transfer $50,000 from Employee Salaries into Prisoner Housing, was approved.

A portion of Chester Township Road (Thompson Way) is scheduled to be vacated 9:30 a.m. July 23. The viewing and hearing will be the same day at 11:05 a.m. during the regular commissioners meeting. Letters have been sent to relevant parties regarding the closure.

The next regular meeting of the Meigs County Commissioners is 11 a.m. July 9. Round 29 Paving bid opening is at 11:10 a.m. during the meeting.

Lorna Hart can be reached at 740-992-2155 EXT. 2551