Commissioners talk broadband, animal shelter


GREENVILLE—The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss rural broadband, and the Darke County Animal Shelter. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs and Larry Holmes were all present.

The board went into executive session on Tuesday morning for a phone call with attorneys Greg Dunn and Chris Miller from the ICE Miller law firm, of Indianapolis, about rural broadband.

Commissioner Holmes shared that they’re in the early steps of the project.

“We’ve started the early steps of that process with Agile and ourselves,” he said. “We’re going to work through that. It may take us a little larger, but we’re going to keep this thing moving.”

Commissioner Aultman said the board met with Darke County Dog Warden Bob Bair regarding the budgetary items.

He said the animal shelter will be closed on Saturdays starting April 8. However the shelter will be open for appointments, which should be set early on Fridays.

“The reason being is the lack of people coming through on Saturdays, and best use of personnel,” he said. “Right now he’s going to be operating 10 months out of the year closed on Saturdays.”

The shelter will be open on Saturdays in December and January for dog tags and licenses.

The Darke County Board of Commissioners hold regular session every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information contact the commissioner’s office at 937-547-7370.