County Board wraps up salt shed and cupola projects
- Last Updated on Monday, 23 July 2012 00:45
- Written by Jason Musselman
The Stark County Board met on July 10 for their monthly meeting with a short agenda.
Three of the presumptive new board members in December were in attendance in the audience as well.
County eningeer Mark Otten reported the new salt shed had been completed and just a few minor “punch list” items remained, including a cinder block wall. Materials from the wall have been on backorder and it will be constructed when they arrive.
Otten also reported the Osceola Township bridge was completed and reopened to traffic on June 15, 2012. Final paperwork is being completed on that project.
Stark County Sheriff Jimmie Dison gave the board an update on the cupola project. As noted in last month’s meeting, some additional repair costs arose once work began. Dison stated in June that this was to be expected. This month the contractor gave an idea of how much those overages would be - $11,000.
“I’m happy with the work,” said Dison who stated the contract allowed for those additional expenses. Dison also discussed
a situation with 911 billing from the phone company, Frontier. Frontier charges the county a fee per municipality to have
911. However, until February, the bill for Bradford was going to Logan County. Logan now wants to be reimbursed, but the error is not Stark County fault, according to Dison.
The county is now paying the $44 per month, or $284.51 since February for the “Bradford-Bloomington exchange” enabling
911 for Bradford.
Chairman Mike Bigger reported he hopes the county audit will be done fairly soon and will provide some additional insight
the board hasn’t had before prior to setting the new fiscal year budget in November.
One of those recommendations already apparent is a shift in how IMRF payments are made, in order to save the county
money. The board will vote on that change in August.
Additionally, the board will start to conduct finance committee meetings starting next month
until the budget is set. The meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. prior to their regular meeting on August 14.