County to share paving expense
Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to partially fund repaving at the Seneca County Fairgrounds after discussion Tuesday.
Commissioner Jeff Wagner said the Seneca County Agricultural Society discussed repaving the main entrance, the drive from the main entrance to the end of the Public Safety building and the parking area in front of the Farm Bureau building.
County Engineer Mark Zimmerman estimated grinding and paving costs at $49,402.
Wagner said the agricultural society recently received a quote for about $25,000. The project would include less base work at the end of the lane and sealing the lot in front of the Farm Bureau building, Wagner said.
Commissioner Fred Zoeller suggested that since county funding to the agricultural society has been decreased, the county should increase its contribution for the project.
He recommended allocating $17,000 toward the project. The resolution, including a solid cost figure, is to be considered at a later meeting.
Board President Holly Stacy said the Attica Independent Fair Board also requested funding from the county toward a new building.
The old building was damaged during last year’s storms, Stacy said. Half of the $450,000 cost has been raised through fundraising efforts and insurance from the damaged building.
Stacy suggested a one-time contribution of $2,000 toward construction and a resolution is to be considered at a later meeting.
In other business, Seneca Regional Planning Commission Executive Director Jill Griffin presented the allocation projects for the 2014 Community Development Block Grant application.
Ohio Development Services Agency must approve the projects for the county to receive the available $108,000.
Griffin said the county’s main project is to be replacement or upgrade of the elevator in the County Services Building to aid handicapped accessibility.
Of the total allocation, $86,400 is to go toward elevator rehabilitation and $21,600 is to go toward fair housing and administration, Griffin said.
If the elevator project is not accepted by the state agency, the $86,400 would be split between replacing sidewalks in New Riegel and making a restroom in Fostoria’s City Building compliant with the Americans with Disabilities Act.
The board approved the projects and amounts and authorized Stacy to sign the application to be submitted for the program.
The application is to be reviewed by the Ohio Development Services Agency Office of Community Development.
After conference calls with the respective boards of commissioners from Hancock, Huron and Crawford counties, the boards approved three resolutions authorizing maintenance assessments for collection in 2015 for the joint county ditches maintained by the Seneca County Ditch Maintenance Program.
The board also approved a resolution authorizing maintenance assessments for collection in 2015 for the Seneca and Huron joint county ditches maintained by the Huron County Ditch Maintenance Program.
In other business, the board approved:
A fund transfer of $96,790 to be made to Youth Center Construction Fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $96,790 for the General Fund.
A fund advance of $1,671.83 from the General Fund to the Youth Center Construction Fund.
A fund advance repayment of $250,000 from the Youth Center Construction Fund back to the Capital Projects Fund.
A resolution to affirm Seneca County’s due diligence, to provide for equal housing opportunity and affirmatively further fair housing in Seneca County.
A resolution addressing Seneca County’s Anti-Displacement and Relocation Plan for all CDBG programs.
A resolution authorizing the board to enter into an agreement/contract with Ohio Department of Transportation.
A resolution authorizing annual assessments on landowners under county ditch maintenance agreements as submitted by Seneca Soil and Water Conservation District, Ditch Maintenance Department and approved by the Seneca County Engineer.
A resolution authorizing a contract with Local Government Services LLC on behalf of the Seneca County Auditor’s Office.
A resolution hiring Cheston Matthews as an intermittent maintenance worker for the Seneca County Maintenance Department through the TANF Summer Youth Employment Program effective today.
A resolution hiring Austin Burgess as an intermittent maintenance worker for the Seneca County Maintenance Department through the TANF Summer Youth Employment Program effective today.