Commissioners discuss sewer delinquent accounts, signal county ditches, and property demolition

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The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday afternoon to discuss sewer district delinquent accounts, signal county ditches, and property demolition

Commissioners Marshall Combs and Larry Holmes were present.

The board approved ten resolutions to certify delinquent accounts for sewer districts to the Auditor. Various accounts in different sewer districts have not paid their sewer bill. What they owe will now be put onto their property taxes.

“People are notified with letters in the mail, plenty of time in advance,” said Commissioner Combs. “So it shouldn’t come as a shock to any of them. From last month to this month, it went from 179 delinquent accounts down to 69.”

The board then approved Resolution (R-274-2023). This is an order levying maintenance assessments on signal county ditches within Darke County for 2024. The board is required by law to levy an annual assessment for the maintenance of each signal county ditch improvement made. The total amount for collection for the year of 2024 is $362,479.39.

The board also approved the demolition of a property at 104 N. Main St., Hollansburg, Ohio. The village, along with the board, has deemed the structure unsafe and an imminent risk of injury or death upon collapse. The demolition of the building will be completed by Mikesell Excavating, Inc., and is not to exceed the amount of $47,500.

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