Commissioners approve next round of Fy2024 Building and Demolition and Site Revitalization Program

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GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday afternoon.

Commissioners Matt Aultman and Marshall Combs were present.

The commissioners approved two resolutions authorizing the filing of Brownfield Remediation Program applications. Resolution (R-95-2024) authorizes the submission for the environmental assessment of Greenville Industrial Warehousing, LLC, at 501 Gray Avenue, Greenville. Resolution (R-96-2024) authorizes the submission for the environmental assessment of the formerly Treaty Lanes Bowling Alley at 1136 Sweitzer Street, Greenville. 

“This is just applying for the next round from the state,” Commissioner Matt Aultman said. “We have to authorize each property.” 

The board then approved Resolution (R-97-2024), which authorizes the application to the Fy2024 Building Demolition and Site Revitalization Program. This application includes sixteen addresses. 

“This is just our next round of houses,” Commissioner Aultman said. We did this two years ago, and we are finishing up with those. This is the next round of funding for the next group of houses.” 

Along with that, the board approved a Community Authorization of the Fy2024 Building and Demolition and Site Revitalization Program. This deems the sixteen addresses vacant, blighted, unsafe, and substandard. With the owners’ consent, the properties will be demolished for the safety and health of the community. 

The board then heard proclamations, which were awards given out last Friday. Aaron Overholser received the 2024 Darke County Young Farmer Award, the Darke County Farm Bureau received the Agricultural Advocacy Award, and Sam Custer received the Agriculture Achievement Award. 

“I just want to congratulate the Farm Bureau, Sam Custer, and Aaron Overholser,” Commissioner Marshall Combs said. “It’s no question that it takes a lot of work to get recognized, and I appreciate their dedication to the agriculture community.” 

At the end of the meeting, Commissioner Combs shared that April Brubaker, Main Street Greenville Director, is stepping down. 

“April Brubaker has stepped down from the Main Street Greenville Director position, so that position is open; it’s going to require someone with a personality and a go-getter spirit to lead activities, lead events, and keep that board moving forward,” Commissioner Combs said. “It’s a very rewarding thing for someone who wants to be involved in the community and help grow the businesses downtown and the amount of people downtown. We wish April well.”

Also at the end of the meeting, Commissioner Aultman shared that FEMA is in the county today with the Darke County EMA and the Sheriff. 

“They are assessing damage,” Commissioner Aultman said. I’m sure something will come out about that as seen fit. I don’t know if there is any kind of need, but if there’s a need from folks who’re not getting service or having issues, have them contact us or EMA so we can help them out.”

The Darke County Board of Commissioners holds a regular session every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 pm at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information, contact the commissioners’ office at 937-547-7370.