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Commissioners help McWane Poles and Clow along

| January 30, 2013

COSHOCTON – The McWane Poles/Clow Water Systems project was pushed another step forward during the Coshocton County Commissioners Jan. 30 meeting.

“We thank everybody for quickly making this happen so Clow can go ahead with the purchase of property and with their project,” said Dorothy Skowrunski, executive director of the Coshocton Port Authority.

Clow is in the process of acquiring the old Pretty Product building across the street from it to have a dedicated space to make electric poles. The poles will start out in 18 foot sections that are made at Clow and then put together at McWane Poles to create 50-70 foot poles.

Skowrunski worked with the two companies and their lawyers from Porter Wright on an enterprise zone agreement, which was signed by the Commissioners during the meeting.

“On behalf of McWane Poles and Clow, we thank you for giving us one hundred percent of your support,” said Keith Lintz from Clow.

Commissioner Gary Fischer returned the thanks.

“We appreciate your commitment to this community,” he said.

At the meeting the commissioners also gave their support to Job and Family Services and Title XX for federal fiscal years 2014-2015 Plans.

Danny Brenneman, assistant director at JFS, presented the plan to the Commissioners and asked for them to sign off on it.

 “It’s fairly routine,” he said. “It’s an outline of our planned services and the types of services we propose to offer.”

 The plans will provide JFS with about $300,000 in funding.

The Commissioners also set their funds for the fiscal year. The general budget includes $9,774.679, which is around $500,000 more than in 2012. The money helps fund about 17 different county agencies with a big portion of it going to the county’s criminal justice system.

During the meeting the Commissioners also:

–          Requested a motion granting permission to the Department of Job and Family Services to hold an annual staff day which will be held Friday, April 26. The cost of the day shall not exceed $850 as requested by Melinda Fehrman, JFS director.

–          Requested a motion to sign a lease agreement with Document Solutions for the lease of a copier MP4502A for the prosecuting attorney’s office in the amount of $427.12 per month for 60 months.

–          Requested a motion to sign the Ohio Specialized Transportation Program Proposal for the purchase of two LTV Wheelchair accessible vehicles. The total cost of the project is $94,919 with the federal share being $75,935.20 and Coshocton County Coordinated Transportation being $18,983.80 as requested by Tracy Haines, CCCTA director.

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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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