Commissioners talk reorganization, OSU Ext

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GREENVILLE—The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Tuesday afternoon to discuss reorganization and The Ohio State University Extension. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Marshall Combs and Larry Holmes were all present.

First, the board approved to retain Commissioner Aultman as chairman of the board of commissioners, and approved Commissioner Holmes as Vice Chairman of the board.

Next, the board approved a 5 cent increase in the county mileage rate. It was previously 45 cents per miles, but Commissioner Holmes suggested an increase.

The board also approved to retain Gideon Ministry’s to serve as Chaplain at the Darke County Jail, as per Sheriff Mark Whittaker.

Next, Rhonda Williams, 4-H Educator at The Ohio State University Darke County, updated the board on some of the extensions latest activities.

Williams informed the board that it’s about to be the extension’s busy season, as 4-H Enrollment for 2023 is now open, and will be until April 1.

She told the board that in the Ag Dept., Educator Taylor Dill is keeping busy with several different upcoming events, including a Beef Quality Assurance/ Producer Meeting on Jan. 14, and a Farm Finance Series on Jan. 17.

The Ext.’s Family and Consumer Sciences Dept. is also keeping busy. Educator Roseanne Scammahorn will hold her next Shared Harvest event on Jan 25, from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. at Radiant Lighthouse. In December, Shared Harvest fed 272 households, and 716 individuals.

Lastly, the board the board passed Resolution (R-14-2023), to appoint Commissioner Combs as the County Commissioner’s Association of Ohio (CCAO) Chairman, and Commissioner Holmes as the CCAO Vice Chairman.

With that Resolution, Combs is designated as the voting representative of Darke County, and Holmes is designated as the alternate voting representative.

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.