Monroe commissioners OK phone accord

WOODSFIELD – In an abbreviated meeting because of the Monroe County Fair, the Monroe County commissioners approved a motion with Horizon for telephone service.

Horizon will provide an ISDN-PRI system with unlimited local calling for $500 a month for the county offices, and there will be no installation fee. For the sheriff’s office, there will be a $700 fee for installing an Internet line and a monthly fee of $400. A PRI is a Primary Rate Interface line and is a form of ISDN (Integrated Services Digital Network) line which is a telecommunication standard that enables traditional phone lines to carry voice, data and video traffic, among others.

This agreement is for three years.

The commissioners’ meeting began at 1 p.m. because the commissioners were at the county fair during the morning.

Action during the meeting included approval of three roadway use, repair and maintenance agreements with gas and oil companies.

An agreement with Eureka Hunter Pipeline LLC, Grapevine, Texas, is in regard to pipeline and a compressor station on German Ridge and also affects Krebs Hill, Boltz Hill and Market Street in Clarington.

The agreement with Rice Olympus Midstream LLC, Canonsburg, Pa., pertains to a meter station and provides for the bonding of 1.5 miles of Monroe 37, Boltz Hill Road.

Commissioners also entered into an agreement with Statoil USA Onshore Properties Inc., Houston, in regard to the Stalder Well Pad, Ischy Road, and affected is Township Road 672 in Green and Ohio Townships.

Also during the meeting, Teri Knowlton of the Monroe County Emergency Services Association gave an update regarding EMS.