October 1, 2023

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Commissioners eyeing update to doggy pound


The Highland County Board of Commissioners met Wednesday early morning and just one of the most important subject areas discussed was upgrading the Highland County Doggy Pound.

Commission president Jeff Duncan reported there have been problems with the pound and there has been “a excellent little bit of money” put in repairing it up.

A deal accepted by the board described DS2 Architects and a new around 6,000-square-foot animal shelter. Duncan explained the board of commissioners has been searching into the probability of upgrading the facility and what that might entail and charge.

An additional issue mentioned was that the Fairfield educational facilities received a grant from the Ohio Department of Transportation to extend a sidewalk foremost to the college. Duncan explained there is now a sidewalk that partially operates from the village to the university as considerably as the industrial park. He reported the commissioners have experienced discussions with the school and they just wanted paperwork from the commissioners.

Commissioner Terry Britton stated the new sidewalk would hook onto the existing sidewalk at the industrial park, and that he thinks there will also be a crossing where by the sidewalk crosses S.R. 771.

In a further make any difference, Duncan also mentioned a new roof for the Hello-TEC Center is staying put in and warned people that if they’re likely north of city, there will be construction taking place.

The board said it been given a take note from Fairfield Power indicating it was heading to test on purely natural gas price ranges, as they assume there is a probability it could boost, but just essential authorization from the board to do so. Duncan explained the organization testimonials the county’s fuel and electrical power costs and advises the commissioners on what firm and costs are very best. He stated the county has been doing work with the corporation for many many years.

There were two resolutions authorized by the commissioners:

* Resolution No. 21-143 offers authorization to reimburse funds from Community Youngsters Companies S-03 to General public Support H-00 in the amount of $50,000 for June 2021 shared price reimbursement.

* Resolution No. 21-144 is authorization to reimburse cash from CSEA to Community Aid H-00 in the volume of $8,471 for June 2021 Boy or girl Assistance Shared Price tag Distribution.

There had been 6 contracts authorised by the board of commissioners:

* Contract 56 is a IV-D Deal Amendment in between the board, CSEA and the prosecutor. Duncan reported the deal is completed every single yr if not extra typically.

* Deal 57 is involving the board, Work opportunities and Spouse and children Services (JFS) and Highland County Group Motion Organization (HCCAO) for a Obtained Provider Agreement from July 1, 2021, to June 30, 2022.

* Agreement 58 is with the Ohio Office of Rehabilitation/Correction for a Subsidy Grant Agreement for JRIG — Probation Section.

* Agreement 59 is between the commissioners and Highland County Neighborhood Motion for work to be done on a house. The cash, in accordance to Duncan, are going in the direction of the rehab of the assets.

* Contract 60 discusses updates to the doggy pound or a new developing entirely.

* Deal 61 is between the commissioners and DS2 Architects for a new data storage facility.

Achieve Jacob Clary at 937-402-2570.

Highland County commissioners (l-r) David Daniels, Jeff Duncan and Terry Britton, are pictured all through their weekly Wednesday assembly.

Fairfield has grant to extend sidewalk to university