At Thursday’s regular meeting, Meigs County Commissioners opened bids from five companies: Jeffers, $17,524; Bild-it Group, $21,795; Rose’s Excavating, $29,000; Home Creek Enterprises, $27,000; Don Dunfee, $33,925. Commissioners tabled action on the bids and referred them to Grants Administrator Jean Trussell for review.
The demolition is just part of an overall grant-funded project that will also sidewalk construction, community center repairs, paving and improvements to the ball field.
Trussell conducted a second public hearing on the county’s application for $500,000 in funding through the Community Housing Improvement Program, for homebuyer assistance, home rehabilitation and home repair work. Seven of the rehab and repair projects will be concentrated in Racine, to leverage other grant funding received by the village.
Commissioners also opened sealed bids for purchase of tandem dump truck bodies and snow plow for the County Engineer, from Southeastern Equipment Co., Inc., Gallipolis, in the amount of $64,695 for each of two, and Ace Truck Equipment, Zanesville, $70,461.60 each.
• Approved payment of bills in the amount of $1,719,573.69.
• Approved first-half appropriation requests from Meigs Soil and Water Conservation District and the Meigs Historical Society.
• Approved a contract through Title IV-D for magistrate services for Child Support Enforcement Agency services, between CSEA and the Common Pleas Court, at a rate of $30,364.80.
• Approved a mortgage release for CHIP participant Debra A. Little.
• Reported revenue from sales tax collections for January of $114,749.
Present were President Tom Anderson, Commissioners Mick Davenport and Michael Bartrum and Clerk Gloria Kloes.