Commissioners get updates from Clerk Mary Beck

| December 16, 2015

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners agreed to a slight increase in the budget for the county’s apiary inspector at their Dec. 16 meeting.

“We are not required to have someone to inspect bee hives in the county, but we’ve always felt it was important because we realize the value of bees to agriculture,” said Commissioner Gary Fischer.

The commissioners also were informed by Clerk Mary Beck that Heather Walker had contacted her about getting the court house decorated for Christmas in 2016.

“I explained to her that the commissioners are pretty particular about that and she would have to present a plan as to how it would be done and how it would be paid for,” Beck said. “I also told her that you would want a company to do it and have an estimate of the cost and what would be put where.”

Commissioner Dane Shryock said he saw several posts on Facebook where people were discussing the holiday decorations on Guernsey and Licking counties court houses. He was happy to see that they also understood that these things are not done by the government but by through committees and donations.

She also informed them that it recently came to her knowledge that counties building jails or justice centers are required to form committees for the project including people such as the commissioners, clerk of courts and judges.

At the meeting the commissioners also:

  • Received the dog wardens report for the week ending Dec. 14, 2015 with four dogs picked up by the warden, three dogs destroyed, 15 citations issued, 30 calls handled, 13 dog licenses sold, six dogs sold, two dogs redeemed, two dogs per owner surrender, $15 in boarding fees collected for a total of $331 in fees collected.
  • Request a motion to sign a request for payment and status of funds report for grant B-F-14-1AP-1 in the amount of $6,550 as requested by Mr. John Cleek, CDC of Ohio.
  • Request a motion to sign resolution 2015-92 for the repayment of an advance to the OCJS Fund in the amount of $2,500 from Jan. 14, 2015 and a repayment of an extended advance in the amount of $2,403.45 from Aug. 26, 2013.
  • Request a motion to sign resolution 2015-93 for the repayment of an advance to the 248 BVP Grant Fund in the amount of $2,883 on April 6, 2015.

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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