POMEROY — The Meigs County Commissioners approved two consent forms as presented by CONSOL Energy regarding the Meigs mines.
During a public hearing held in Thursday’s meeting, Ron Winland and Mike Lively of CONSOL Energy Southern Ohio Coal Company explained that the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) is requiring changes to the current process of draining water from Meigs Mine 31.
Currently water is processes and drained into a tributary of Leading Creek. New standards by the EPA will require that water be drained into the Ohio River. The water will drain into the river near Cheshire according to conversation in the meeting.
Consent was needed from the Commissioners because the required pipeline, a 24-inch line, will run under a county road. The second consent form was to re-permits a limited access roadway within 100 feet of County Road 6.
Both consent forms were approved by the commissioners.
In other business, the commissioners approved the release and satisfaction of 14 mortgages. The mortgages included: Helen Pickens, $11,443; Mary Bowles, $20,020; Lisa Stewart, $20,251; Julie Kimes, $21,387; Ruth and John Boyer, Helen Farmer, $17,302.50; Jack and Rhonda Lyons, $19,897; Ann Boso, $30,430; John Wayne Stobart and Shirley Stobart, $20,249; Oretha Snider, $20,874; Mary Perdas, $21,476; Barbara Dill and Rebecca Foley, $19,620; Dorothy and Kathy Baker, Angelia and Mark Gilkey, $16,362; Joanne Cole, $24,615; and Roy and Ruth Kesterson. $20,526.
A cooperative paving agreement was approved with Chester Township.
The transfer of funds from A217-A01, transfers out, to B000-B02, dog and kennel, in the amount of $15,000 was approved.
The transfer of $11,144.07 was approved from A217-A01, transfers out, to O011-O01, annex a/c renovations.
Notice was given of the transfer of the class B liquor license from Meigs County Golf Course, LLC, to Kountry Hills Golf Course, LLC.
The Ohio Department of Transportation notified the commissioners of their intent to replace existing drainage structures on Ohio 124 at mile markers 4.81, 4.95 and 5.31. Portions of the road will have one-lane traffic during the work. The work is scheduled to take place from June 15 to Aug. 15, 2014.
Present at the meeting were commissioners Tom Anderson, Tim Ihle and Mike Bartrum, clerk Gloria Kloes, engineer Eugene Triplett, Sara Walpole from the engineer’s office, Randy Hart, Randy Smith, Winland and Lively.
Meigs County Commissioner meetings are held at 1 p.m. each Thursday.