Commissioners Discuss New Vehicles for the Sheriff’s Department


The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday to discuss the Sheriff’s Department, the Airport, and more.

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

The board then approved Resolution (R-330-2023). This Resolution is three transfers of appropriations. The first transfer is $45,000 to the Darke County Airport for fuel. The second transfer is $45,000 to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department for a new truck and car. The last is $26,460 to the Darke County Sheriff’s Department to cover payroll for 911, benefits until the end of the year, and life insurance. 

The board also approved Resolution (R-332-2023). This is a fund advance back from the Local Jail Capital Project Grant. This advanced $1,365,556.90 back into the general fund. 

The board approved a quoted bid for the Darke County Sheriff’s Department. This is for two new vehicles. The first will be from Dave Knapp for $41,900, and the second from Troutwines for $33,000. Both will be uplifted at Safety Systems of Richmond, Indiana, for $3,000 each. This makes a total of $80,900. 

“We got quotes from different locals and outside the area,” Commissioner Aultman said. “Both the locals gave the cheapest bid, and that’s what the Sheriff is recommending.” 

The board approved Resolution (R-333-2023). This fund advance covers Durst Bros. Excavating for the Village of Gettysburg Sewer Project. This advances $40,000 out of the general fund. This will be funded back once revenue is received from the 2022 CDBG Grant. 

The board also approved a quote from NorthWestern Ohio Security Systems, Inc. This is a 24-hour monitoring alarm signal for the Darke County Airport. NWOSS will provide basic monitoring of alarm systems via phone, internet, or cellular. This will be $35.75 a month. 

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