Last updated: August 28. 2013 6:33PM -
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POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved several resolutions during last week’s regular meeting including one in support of fuel diversity for electricity generation.

The resolution reads in part,

Whereas, businesses, homes, hospitals, schools and government functions all rely on affordable, reliable electricity generated using a variety of fuels — coal, natural gas, nuclear and other sources — and this diversity keeps energy prices low and reliability high.

The resolution also states that technology is leading the way for cleaner use of all fuels including coal, and that maintaining coal-fired generation is a key to keeping electricity abundant and cost low.

The resolution concludes,

Be it resolved that the Meigs County Commissioners support continued use of a diverse fuel portfolio for electricity generation.

Be it further resolved that we support continued development of coal-based power in the United States, and we petition our leaders and elected officials to pursue new policies and halt the EPA’s costly and harmful pursuit of regulations that restrict fuel diversity for electricity generation.

The resolution was passed following a presentation to the commissioners by Doug Matheney of Count on Coal a few weeks ago.

The Rutland street improvement project was awarded to Nuco Paving in the amount of $64,136. The Rutland Ball Field drainage project materials and delivery was approved with Baum Lumber in the amount of $3,983.98.

A resolution was approved to hire Katie L. Fife as the Help Me Grow service coordinator.

The commissioners approved payment of vacation and a portion of sick time to Diana Bartels who is retiring as a Meigs County Court employee.

The proclamation read by Commissioner Mike Bartrum at the opening ceremony of the 150th Meigs County Fair was formally approved.

Fund transfers were approved as follows, $50,000 from certified unappropriated into prisoner housing; $20,000 from certified unappropriated into animal shelter; an advance of $29,167 from county general to Private Rehab (CHIP); $3,660.13 into bridge labor; $3,000 into engineer expense; $3,000 into administrative salaries (engineer); $39.87 into engineer salary; $5,246 from K000-K22 into K100-K02, engineer.

Also approved was the transfer of $4,000 from certified unappropriated into the motor vehicle fund for the purchase of four cruisers for the sheriff’s office from Belmont County.

The commissioners noted the transfer of a C1 and C2 liquor license from Randall J. Hill, DBA Darwin’s General Mercantile to Troy and Jill Harned, DBA Re Up & Stuff, 40786 Ohio 681, Pomeroy. The transfer had previously been noted, with the name of Troy Harned not appearing on the paperwork submitted.

Bills were approved in the amount of $367,611.66, with $10,524.42 from county general.

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