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Commissioners hold variance hearing

February 14, 2013
By ROBERT A. DEFRANK - Times Leader Area Editor , Times Leader

ST. CLAIRSVILLE - Belmont County Commissioners addressed various issues of construction and planning during Wednesday's meeting.

Commissioners held a setback variance hearing and approved a request to reduce the current 30-foot building setback line to 24 feet for Lots 8 and 9, which front on Richland Township Road 1654 (Carmichael Avenue) in Wyngate Subdivision, in Richland Township. A home will be constructed and the building site must be pushed ahead by six feet.

Commissioners motioned to accept the prosecutor's Furtherance of Justice annual report for 2012.

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COMMISSIONERS GINNY Favede, Charles R. Probst, Jr. and Matt Coffland review plans for a Richland Township construction based on recommendations from the


Commissioner Ginny Favede was authorized to execute invoices for Heritage Architectural Associates and the Centennial Preservation Group for the OUE Brick Tavern Project. For the Heritage invoice, the federal share for one invoice comes to 80 percent, or $195, with the local share is 20 percent, or $48.75. The federal share for the Centennial invoice is 80 percent, or $8,183.12 and the local share is 20 percent, or $2,045.78.

Commissioners motioned to prohibit any animals other than service animals in the courthouse.

Commissioners motioned to accept the estimate for services from Barr Surveying not to exceed $2,000 for platting of road from US 40 to Oakview parking lot.

Commissioners motioned to accept the cost proposal from Carney-McNicholas, Inc. in the amount of $3,440 for furniture and cabinet move for the Recorder's office.

Commissioners motioned to accept the floor project price quotation from Flag Floors in the amount of $12,163.50 for work in the recorder's office.

Favede was authorized to execute a certification form and safety assurances for the Officer Safety Equipment Grant for $4,500, with a local match of $500 from the Sheriff Reserve Fund. Execution of forms is a pre-award condition. Monies will be used for tactical equipment.

Commissioners motioned to sign a pay application for Fields Excavating, Inc. for $37,790.55 for the Neffs Sanitary Sewer Project Phase I, covering Neffs, West Neffs, and St. Joe.

A town hall meeting will be held Feb. 19, 5:30 p.m. in the council chambers of the Powhatan Municipal Building, 104 Mellott St.

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