Commissioners recognize Robin Blinn for 30 years of service

Darke County Commissioners recognize Administrative Clerk and Secretary Robin Blinn with a bouquet for 30 years of service. (Gaylen Blosser photo)

GREENVILLE – The Darke County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday afternoon. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs, and Larry Holmes were all present. 

The Commissioners approved bids from five out of six contractors. The engineer’s estimate for a potential bid was $170,000. The lowest bid was $150,900 through Mikesell Excavating, Inc. Following the lowest bid was Dirt Slingers Excavating at $156,500. 

Grants Consultant Susan Laux shared that they are moving on to the last project for the Demolition & Site Revitalization Grant program. This last project will demolish 11 vacant and blighted structures throughout the Darke County community. 

“The project with H & H Environmental is all grant money,” Laux later shared. “As well as the bids received today. It (grant) was received from the county, so no county dollars are going into it.” 

A construction Contract and Notice to Proceed were approved by and between the Darke County Commissioners and H & H Environmental for the Asbestos Remediation and Removal project through the Demolition and Site Revitalization Grant Program. 

Two Proclamations were shared during the session. 

Darke County proclaimed Classic Carriers, Inc. out of Versailles, OH, as “Business of the Year” on May 10th, 2024. 

Darke County Commissioners also celebrated and commemorated the “Darke County Center for the Arts,” on their 45th anniversary. 

Administrative Clerk and Secretary Robin Blinn was recognized for 30 years of service during the session. She was shown appreciation with a bouquet.