Commissioners approve Mick Davenport for Rio Grande College Board

By Lindsay Kriz -

POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners at their recent meeting the two present commissioners, Tim Ihle and Mike Bartrum, approved a request from Rio Grande Community College Representative Rebecca Long that would allow Mick Davenport to be approved to the college board. Davenport will replace the position held by Tom Karr, whose term ends Oct. 10, 2015. Karr resigned June 25, 2015. The appointment is fora five-year renewable term.

The Commissioners also approved a request from the Highway Department via a resolution that authorized Gene Triplett, Meigs County Engineer, to apply for funding through the Ohio Public Works Commission.

The Commissioners received a bituminous (related to coal) bid from Asphalt Materials, Inc. for the month of August. The present commissioners voted to refer the bid to Triplett for his inspection and approval.

Commissioners also signed the Medical Reimbursement Management Plan brought to them, which needed a date change from Sept. 1 to Aug. 1. The plan covers Meigs County Employees, along with Meigs County Job and Family Services.

At 11:15 a.m. the IBI group, consisting of Randy Stoll, Melissa Zoller and Joe Boyles, met with the Commissioners regarding the Tuppers Plains Sewer District. Bartrum and Ihle approved the signing of a Grant Agreement Status Report and a Memorandum of Understanding. Boyles told the commissioners that a new lagoon will be installed, with Zoller telling them that after environmental clearance advertisements will be placed in the local newspaper for a bid opening at the commissioners’ office Thursday, Aug. 20 at 11:10 a.m.

Meigs County Job and Family Services Director Chris Shank attended the recent meeting with a request to hire Kimberly Dunham as a social services worker. Both commissioners approved the request.

The commissioners also said that the Meigs County Auditor advised them that charge backs in the amount of $5,582.02 need to go into B47 instead of County General.

The duo also approved 145 bills totaling $196,941.95 and County General bills totaling $21,767.02.

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

By Lindsay Kriz