The Star Beacon; Ashtabula, Ohio

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September 19, 2013

Commissioners seek funding for Route 534 waterline project

JEFFERSON — Ashtabula County Commissioners approved a resolution, Tuesday, authorizing the filing of an application with the Ohio Public Works Commission for the joint Route 534 sanitary and water improvement project with Geneva-on-the-Lake.

The $500,000 project will replace 1,300 feet of aging water line along Route 534, said Larry Meaney, director of the Ashtabula County Department of Environmental Services.

“It’s a nice capital improvement project for both Geneva-on-the-Lake and the county,” he said.

The county is requesting $299,900 from OPWC. The request is for a grant in the amount of $249,900, with the remaining $50,000 being a zero interest loan.

Meaney said the $50,000 loan is written into the grant as leverage money to gain more points to secure the grant. He said his department will still meet its carry-over at the end of the year.

The local match for funding the project will come from Community Development Block Grant funds, Meaney said.

In other business, commissioners approved:

• A resolution receiving proposals for senior services programs through the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services Senior Services Levy. The proposals were tabled for further examination;

• A resolution receiving proposals for senior transportation and volunteer senior transportation services through the ACDJFS Senior Services Levy. The proposals were tabled for further examination;

• A resolution approving amendments to health and employment related transportation contracts with City Taxicab and Transfer Co., Ashtabula County Transportation System and Country Neighbor Program;

• Approving an amendment to the Ohio Works First and Prevention, Retention and Contingency Services (PRC) contract with Goodwill industries of Ashtabula;

• Approving amendments to the Temporary Assistance to Needy Families (TANF) contracts with Family Planning Association of Northeast Ohio, Catholic Charities of Ashtabula County and Ashtabula County Technical and Career Center; and,

• A resolution authorizing the filing of an application with the Ohio Public Works Commission for the Meadowood Allotment Wastewater Treatment Plant improvement project.

Commissioners also approved a number of financial transactions for the county including additional appropriations for travel expenses for Western County Court, transcripts, grant reimbursement for travel expenses for the Victims of Crime office and moving appropriations within the Children Services fund. A number of travel expenses were also approved.

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