Monroe County gets $158,000 check

WOODSFIELD – The Monroe County commissioners received a check for $158,032 this week from McDonald Land Services of Uniontown, Pa., which is leasing approximately 22 acres of land in Switzerland and Sunsbury townships.

In other matters, commissioners were at a workshop meeting, which was open to the public, in Lewisville regarding the proposed Neighborhood Revitalization Grant Program project for Summit Township. About 10 residents attended the meeting, which had been requested by Mary Jo Westfall, Extension Office associate.

Westfall pointed out there is a need to assess the streets, alleys and roads in the vicinity of Lewisville, and those present were asked to do so and rate those areas on the basis of 1-10 in regard to condition.

Summit Township was selected on a local level as Monroe County’s choice to receive Neighborhood Revitalization Grant funds this year. If approved on the state level, the township will receive $300,000 for projects during the coming year.

Several projects have been proposed in Summit Township such as those involving culverts, paving, slip repair, signs, curbs and sidewalks, parking projects, fire hydrants and work on the Community Center and firehouse in Lewisville.

Two public hearings are required in regard to the Neighborhood Revitalization Program, and one was held last week at the Community Center. Another is planned May 8 at 6 p.m. in the same location.

Ginny Shrimplin and Brian Longwell of Schumacher Insurance were at the commissioners’ meeting concerning renewal of the County Risk Sharing Authority agreement.

A motion was approved to renew the CORSA agreement, subject to approval by the prosecuting attorney.

Commissioners also approved a motion to advertise for the removal and replacement of the sidewalks in front of and beside the courthouse.

Sealed bids for the sidewalk work will be received by the commissioners until 2 p.m., May 19. A pre-bid meeting will be held at the commissioners’ office May 12 at 3 p.m.

Permission was granted by the commissioners to Ohio Gathering Co. LLC to install pipelines across Monroe 5 (Atkinson Run Road), 1.16 miles south of Ohio 556, and across Monroe 31 (Mellott Ridge Road), 0.08 north of Township Road 152.

It was noted one-lane traffic shall be maintained at all times while work is underway, and the work is to be done to the satisfaction of the county engineer.

Also given approval was a roadway use, repair and maintenance agreement with Gulfport Energy Corp., headquartered in Oklahoma City. The corporation is operator of certain oil and gas wells in Monroe County.

After the work session in Lewisville, commissioners returned to the courthouse and adjourned in the early afternoon.