POMEROY — Tim Ihle was elected president and Michael Bartrum vice president of the Meigs County Board of County Commissioners at its organizational meeting held Monday.
Appointments for the new year included Gloria Kloes, clerk; Jim Hudson and Margaret Burkhamer, janitors; Tom Proffitt, dog warden; Vickie Cundiff, workers compensation clerk; Doug Lavender, EMS director; Chris Shank, Jobs and Family Services director; Everett Holmes, bee hive inspector; and Ed Wehrung and Dan Nease, tax map personnel.
Regular weekly meetings of the Board were set for 11 a.m. on Thursdays.
During the business meeting, the Board voted to approve space in the Meigs Medical Building for O’Bleness Memorial Hospital for continuation of a second year on a three-year lease.
As for the financial status of the county, Ihle noted that there was a carryover into the 2013 general fund from last year of $61,361.08. He said that the county would have ” broken even” if it had not been for “unexpected revenue” which included money received from casino operations of approximately $60,000 and the bed tax revenue for the year of $6,104.73.
He also noted that the one-half-percent increase in sales tax with collections beginning in October has anticipated revenue of $7,700. He described the casino revenue, the bed tax and sales tax collections a “setting the stage for a better financial situation for the county once there is a steady flow.”
The county general fund beginning balance for 2013 is $4,242,217.73, it was reported.