Seneca Regional Planning Commission Director Jill Griffin and Assistant Prosecutor Jonathan Ketter recommended contract changes that clarify the county's responsibility on the Bloomville Waterline Project during Tuesday's commissioners' meeting.
The county had planned to contribute $40,000 from Community Development Block Grant funds toward the project, and the remaining $85,308.13 was to come from the village of Bloomville.
Bloomville's contributions are coming through the Ohio Public Works Commission, Griffin said.
"If everything goes smoothly then the contract goes forward, but if they do not receive the money, the county is not on the hook for entire amount," Ketter said.
A contract previously bidded out to R.A. Bores Excavating Inc. for $125,308.13 stated the county was responsible for the entire amount.
"I regularly review contracts to ensure there are no red flags," Ketter said. "In this particular case, I wanted to make sure Bloomville was included."
At their Tuesday meeting, Seneca County commissioners approved:
A supplemental appropriation of $5,742.88 for equipment in the Ambulance Fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $16,900 for the Guardrail Upgrade Fund.
An appropriation adjustment of $1,200 within the General Fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $200 for the Seneca Regional Planning Commission Fund for advertising.
A fund advance repayment of $100,000 from the Bascom Sewer District Fund to the Sewer District Fund.
A fund advance repayment of $40,000 from the Bascom Sewer District Fund to the General Fund.
Authorizing Board President Ben Nutter to sign the Victim of Crime Act Grant and State Victim Assistance Acts Grant documentation for the Seneca County Prosecutor's Office.
Authorizing the Emergency Planning Commission to use a credit card for expenditures.
Authorizing the Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities to use a credit card for expenditures.
Reducing maintenance assessments for the Seneca County Soil and Water Conservation Districts.
Authorizing tree removal at the Seneca County Airport.
Establishing Community Corrections for a 2013 renewal grant for the Seneca County Sheriff's Office program for community service.
Griffin said work on the project will start in July.
In other news, gambling revenue from the state will come into the county budget in July.
"It's my understanding that we will receive a check in July and one in November," Commissioner Jeff Wagner said. "We are expecting $209,000 this year. Other things are behind. We are still seeing $500,000 less."
Board President Ben Nutter said this was because recurring revenue is down, as projected at a recent budget commission meeting.