Felicity man killed in Ohio River boating accident WUHS golfers take Portsmouth Invitational It was pretty cold that day Volleyball kicks off with SHAC Preview Night Young awarded Women’s Western Golf Foundation Scholarship One Mistake Senator Portman visits GE Test Facility in Peebles Adams County school districts facing some major challenges for the coming year Family, friends, and roots: the ties that bind residents of one Adams County village What is your strength? Just the chance to take a look back Ronnie L Wolford Dale J Marshall Herbert Purvis Great American Solar Eclipse coming Aug. 21 BREAKING NEWS: West Union wins fifth consecutive County Cup Wallace B Boden John L Fletcher Lady Indians golfers learning the links North Adams, West Union golfers open 2017 seasons This Labor Day, ‘Drive Sober or Get Pulled Over’ Blanton announces candicacy for Court of Appeals Local student attends Congress of Future Medical Leaders MHS welcomes new principal Made in America When it feels like you’re spinning plates Bonfires and “building” a farm Lady Devils looking to take that next step 50 years of Bengal memories Ag Society delivers donation to Dragonfly Foundation Young Memorial Scholarship awarded to a pair of local seniors ‘Musical passion is in his blood’ Naylor named NAHS Principal Boldman retiring after 17 years as Homeless Shelter director Manchester concludes another River Days celebration Drug Treatment vs. Prison James R Brown Bobby Lawler Jr Adams County man charged with killing estranged girlfriend Lexie N Hopkins Volleyball, soccer previews coming this weekend Michael A Cheek Discover Ohio’s Ancient Cultures during Archaeology Day at Serpent Mound Summer Reading Program ends as new school year approaches Lady Hounds preparing for 2017 volleyball campaign, looking for more improvement A servant’s hands Oh my, nothing better than a sweet tooth Rec Park hosts All-Star Sunday A Saturday night peek at a gridiron future McDowell, McCarty awarded Farm Bureau Scholarships Adams County Medical Foundation awards Dr. Bruce Ashley Legacy Scholarships Your kid on heroin Jerry W Olinger Douglas R Burchett Wayne Cowles Shirley Collins Jack L Yates Wayne Grooms Sr Adams County Building and Loan merging with Southern Hills Community Bank Ahead of Sales Tax Holiday, Attorney General DeWine offers tips for consumers Delores L Cook Harold L Smith Pell, Seas have high hopes for new SSCC campus ‘We prayed and believed it was going to happen’ 4-H Scholarships awarded during Fair Week Showmanship Sweepstakes concludes Junior Fair Competitions Junior Fair Crops are a Premium Show Southern Ohio’s only blackberry farmer wants to make berry pickin’ fun again Challenges ahead for new MLSD Superintendent SAY Soccer celebrating 50 years North Adams hosts Youth Football Mini-Camp Lady Dragons host Soccer Shootout 38 years later, Indians football returns It’s time Ten years and twenty goats later When nobody is watching When a blackberry wasn’t just a cell phone, but delicious Heroin user’s mom says addiction is a disease, not a choice Mary A Wallingford Rickey L Vincent Pauline Ertel William Bryant ACOVSD announces 2017-18 policy for free and reduced lunches What we are made of When summer really arrived Horse project 4-H members head to Ohio State Fair Defender hosts annual Cornhole Tournament George’s Brave Shave’ benefits other Year of planning, work pays off for 2017 fair Local teen opens new business Why can’t you stop? Camp first step in preparation for 2018 Greyhounds on the gridiron Young awarded SEDAB Scholarship Fair hosts Hall of Fame broadcaster Peebles goes back-to-back at the Barnyard The sport of goats Massive storms rumble through Ohio Valley James W Morgan Tiffany R Edwards Marshall W Groves

Commissioners hold Dec. 21 meeting

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Dec. 21, 2015, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Paul Worley, and Stephen Caraway. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Brian Baldridge.

The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: all yea

Commissioners examined, approved and ordered the bills paid.

The Board conducted a Directors’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. To review the current projects and status of each department under the jurisdiction of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Those in attendance were as follows: EMS Director Etta Sparks, Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne, Facilities Director Sally Hayslip, ECD Director Holly Johnson, JFS Director Sue Fulton, GIS Director Angelena Newman and H.R. Director Diane Ward.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Intergovernmental Agreement for Adams, Brown, Pike and Scioto County effective as of the 1st day of July 2016 by and between the County Commissioners in Adams, Brown, Pike and Scioto Counties of the State of Ohio, referred to as SO Consortium. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to amend resolution 2015-469 the partial vacation of A. J. Nixon Road that runs south approximately 860.62 feet and terminates at a one acre tract owned by Mike and Sharon Anderson. The Monroe Township Trustees signed a letter of approval. Roll Call Vote: all yea

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss a service contract to be approved. Ms. Fulton also discussed the maintenance agreement MOU.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Addendum of Memorandum of Understanding (MOU), between the Board of Adams County Commissioners through Adams County Department of Job and Family Services, and Adams Brown Community Action Partnership (ABCAP) for staff coverage at OhioMeansJobs Adams County Ohio Stop Center, upon the recommendation of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the blanket travel for Adams County Department of Job and Family Services for the Director and for all employees as approved by the Director, to travel to and within the following counties in order to perform the normal course of their duties. Adams, Brown, Butler, Clermont, Clinton, Fayette, Franklin, Gallia, Greene, Hamilton, Highland, Jackson, Lawrence, Pike, Ross, Scioto, Union, Vinton, Warren, Washington Counties in Ohio and Mason County in Kentucky. Authorization period is Jan. 1, 2016 through Dec. 31, 2016 as needed. Roll Call Vote: all yea

EMS Director Etta Sparks met with the Board to discuss Adams County EMS policies and procedures.

Mr. Larry Bennett met with the Board to discuss Katzman Logan Halper and Bennett Consultation Agreement.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the $50 cell phone stipend for January through December 2016 for employee Rick Setty. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to establish the following new funds in preparation for 2016, no appropriations will be made in 2015 but funds need to be established for January 1, 2016 appropriations, upon the recommendation of ECD Director Holly Johnson. Roll Call Vote: all yea

HR Director Diane Ward met with the Board to review the 2016 county general fund budget.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the bid proposal from Prestress Services Industries LLC for Nichols Ridge bridge beams, in the amount of $94,500. Engineer David Hook determined the selection Prestress Services LLC bid proposal due to the expedited delivery date agreed upon. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Agreement for Services between Adams County Commissioners and Randalyn C. Worley to provide legal representation for all indigent persons who have child support contempt charges brought against them, at the request of Court Administrator Angie Richmond. Vote: Baldridge, yea Worley, abstain Caraway, yea

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Agreement for Services between Adams County Commissioners and Sarah Shelton to provide legal representation for all indigent persons who have child support contempt charges brought against them, at the request of Court Administrator Angie Richmond. Roll Call Vote: all yea

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn.

For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286.

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