Commissioners sign National Day of Prayer proclamation

Darke County Commissioners

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

The Commissioners accepted four sealed bids to review for Asbestos Remediation and Removal from eight vacant residential structures throughout Darke County. This Asbestos Removal is part of the Demolition and site Revitalization program. 

“We have eleven properties remaining to be demolished,” Grant Agent Susan said. “Eight of those were found to have Asbestos. These bids today are for the removal of the Asbestos, so they can then be demolished.” 

H & H Environmental presented the lowest bid at $108,395. 

Darke County Commissioners approved Change Order No. 2 with Westerheide Construction—Terminal Area Development, with a Change Order Adjustment of $12,664.42. 

Darke County Commissioners approved Change Order No. 3 with Westerheide Construction – Terminal Area Development with the Change Order Adjustment being $62,237.33. 

Darke County Commissioners approved the last contract with Denlinger Enterprises, Inc. for part of the Brownfield Project. Notice to Proceed with Denlinger Enterprises Inc. for Site Improvements was followed and approved. 

Commissioners signed a National Day of Prayer Proclamation while in session recognizing May 2, 2024, as National Day of Prayer. On May 2, 2024, at noon, a short program will be held at the former First United Methodist Church across from the library to recognize the National Day of Prayer. 

Commissioner Aultman read as follows, “National Day of Prayer was first observed by members of the Continental Congress in 1755. President Truman signed a declaration for the annual National Day of Prayer in 1952. They passed a resolution on May 5, 1988, proclaiming observance of the National Day of Prayer on the first Thursday of May each year.” 

Commissioner Combs welcomed Brandon Ervin, the new Executive Director, to the Main Street Greenville Board of Trustees and wished him luck as he soon takes over that position.