Commissioners award Drew Farms with North Farm

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(L-R) Commissioners Larry Holmes, Marshall Combs and Matt Aultman. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

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

Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were present.

The board accepted a bid for the North Farm Custom Farming. Drew Farms from Greenville was awarded the farm with his bid of $391 per acre. This contract will be effective from February 1, 2024, through January 31, 2027. 

The board then approved Resolution (R-42-2024). This is a fund advance back from the 2022 FAA AIP Grant. This advances $3,545.92 back into the General Fund. The original advance was Resolution (R-412-2023) on December 12, 2023.

The board also approved Resolution (R-45-2024). This is a fund advance back from the 2022 Building Demolition and Revitalization Grant. This advances a total of $61,805 back into the General Fund. The original advances were Resolution (R-319-2023) on October 5, 2023, Resolution (R-344-2023) on October 19, 2023, and Resolution (R-410-2023) on December 12, 2023. 

The board then approved Resolution (R-46-2024). This is a fund advance for Darke County EMA and advances $22,390 for Mitigation BRIC Grant Funds for 2024. This will advance back into the General Fund once the revenue is received from the grant. 

The board also approved Resolution (R-47-2024). This is to show Darke County Supporting Ohio Commission for the America 250 – OH. 

“What is happening is they put some money in the state budget and to keep everything on the up and up on the state side so they can audit they always have a government entity tied to things when they hand money out,” Commissioner Matt Aultman said. “This shows the government entity for the county basically sets up the Commissioners, saying we’ve got an American 250. This just formalizes that committee.”

Earlier in the day, the board also approved a proclamation with Wayne Healthcare. This proclamation declares February 2024 as Heart Health Awareness Month. 

“I just wanted to thank those from Wayne HealthCare for being a part of the community,” Commissioner Marshall Combs said. “They continue to add services and staff when we see other regional and rural health facilities closing and downsizing. They put in a lot of hard work, and they have a lot of good things to offer over there to our citizens and the communities around us.” 

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.