POMEROY — The Meigs County Commisioners on Thursday approved a proclamation declaring November National Home Care/Hospice Palliative Care Month.
Tim Ihle and Mike Bartrum were both present, with Randy Smith unavailable.
Presenting the proclamation was Sara Gore, a community educator with Holzer Health System.
According to the proclamation, hospice and palliative care help people to live as fully as possible in a home environment despite serious and life-limiting illness. The proclamation also states that hospice saves Medicare more than $2 billion by providing solutions for physicians, comfort to families and care to patients. More than 1.65 million Americans live with life-limiting illness a year, with more than 450,000 trained volunteers contributing 21 million hours of service to home care and hospice annually.
The commissioners also approved a request from Meigs County Prosecutor Colleen Williams to hire Trenton Cleland to handle her county court cases. According to the request, the money for the part-time position would be $30,000 a year. Williams also requested a $5,000 a year raise for Assistant Prosecutor Jeremy Fisher, who will now be handling more felony cases. She requested that $5,833 be appropriated into her salary line item for the remainder of the year.
Ihle said that no one picked up bid packets for the Middleport Skate Park Project, and that the process for putting the project up for bid would begin again.
The minute for the previous week were approved, along with county general bills worth $35,745.82 and total bills worth $272,137.08.
Also added to the agenda later regarded a bill turned in by the Meigs County Dog Shelter. Ihle made a motion to advance $55,000 out of county general in order to make the first payment to Baer Contracting for the new shelter being built near State Route 7. Ihle said this money will serve as the first payment until the Meigs County Dog Shelter receives their approved loan.
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