Commissioners approve recommendation from County Engineer

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

Commissioners Matt Aultman and Marshall Combs were present.

The board approved a letter of recommendation from the Darke County Engineer. The engineer recommends Aero-Mark Company LLC for Darke County Pavement Marking, with a contract amount of $145,078.74. He also recommends Walls Brothers Asphalt for Darke County Road Resurfacing, with a contract amount of $2,707,687.

The board then approved three expense requests. The first two were for the Darke County Sheriff. These are for Arron Wood and Alexander Hoffman to attend a Field Training Officer Seminar at the Miami County Sheriff’s Office. The estimated total is $700 each. The third expense request is for Scott Zumbrink to attend the County Treasurer Association in Columbus. The estimated total is $830. 

The board then discussed the Emergency Proclamation declaring a state of emergency in Darke County. 

The Director of Darke County Emergency Management Agency, Mindy Saylor, explained why the proclamation was necessary. 

“We have made significant progress in the clean up of debris, and we do have some issues that potentially we know we might need additional resources from the state and maybe other areas and agencies, so this basically allows us the ability and protects us to be able to access resources beyond our Darke County,” Saylor said. “ It’s not that things have worsened or anything like that. It is an anticipation of what we know with the Greenville Creek is probably going to be a long-term project, and we are going to need state resources to assist us in that cleanup process. This also protects us with any potential programs, reliefs that could come down and be available in the future.”

At the end of the meeting, Commissioner Marshall Combs made it a point to thank the Sheriff’s office and the EMA for their response during the tornado on March 14. 

“I just want to thank the sheriff’s office and ema for the timely response you guys had,” Commissioner Combs said. “And also those volunteers who did help people. It’s not something that happens very often, and we hope it never happens again, but I do want to thank you guys for your response and for keeping everybody safe. It could’ve been a lot worse than what it was.”

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.