Commissioners approve quote for Airport Retaining Wall 

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

Commissioners Matt Aultman and Larry Holmes were present.

The board approved Resolution (R-97-2024). This resolution is two transfers of appropriations. The first is $500 to the Juvenile Court to cover the 2024 Magistrate conference. The second is $47,000 to the Dark County Clerk of Courts to cover equipment for Sheriff’s cruisers. 

The board approved Resolution (R-68-2024). This is a revenue and appropriation increase for the Animal Shelter. This increases revenue and appropriation each by $2,500 with the 2024 Ohio Pet Grant. 

“We have been getting the Pet Grant as long as I’ve been here and probably longer,” Commissioner Matt Aultman said. “This allows funding for neutering and spaying of animals typically for dogs that are loose that come in there and use their veterinary services.”

The board then approved a date fix on Public Hearing #1 for the Community Development Block Grant. The date for this is now March 15, 2024, at 10 am in the Board Room of the Darke County Administration Building. The first hearing is to inform citizens about the PY2024 Community Development Block Grant Programs and conduct a CDIS planning session to identify needed community projects in the county. 

The board also approved a quote for the Airport Retaining Wall. The board was presented with three quotes and approved the quote from A Squared Lawns and Landscapes for a total of $16,037.50. 

“The landscaping around the airport had to be a certain kind and size because of wind,” Commissioner Marshall Combs said. “You don’t want mulch, loose stone, anything like that flying around, so that was all taken into consideration when designing this.” 

The board then approved Resolution (R-69-2024). This is a fund advance for the Versailles Kings Project. This advances $156,589.27 to cover Shinn Bros Contract pay application #3. This will be advanced back to the General fund once the revenue is received from the 2022 CDBG Economic Development Grant. 

“The king’s command is a food processor in the Village of Versailles,” Commissioner Aultman said. “The Village went out and drilled two and a half miles north of town a new well, and this is the waterline.” 

The board also approved Resolution (R-70-2024). This resolution declared four vehicles as junk. One vehicle was from the Juvenile probation court, a 2006 Chevrolet Impala. The other three were from the Darke County Sheriff’s Office: a 2007 Chevrolet Trailblazer, a 1998 Chevrolet Blazer, and a 2010 Ford Crown Victoria. The cars were declared junk, to be removed from the county’s inventory, and to be disposed of properly. 

“I’d like to point out that while the county has a lot of vehicles, they also get a lot of life out of them,” Commissioner Larry Holmes said. “We do get the life out of the assets the community trusts us with.” 

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.