EMS hopes to be in new building by June 2018

| November 8, 2017

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners met with Don Wells, Tuscarawas Township Trustee, on Wednesday, Nov. 8 about a storm sewer project to be completed in the areas of Sixth Street, Cemetery Drive, Bank Street, and Plum Street. Wells spoke with John Cleek, partner in the Community Development Consultants of Ohio, and Cleek suggested Wells talk to the commissioners about the possibility of using CDBG funding for the project as it would benefit low-to-moderate income families in that area, which is a specification of CDBG funding.

Wells said that the township has installed a lot of storm drainage in the upper valley, but this project is too big to be supported by the township alone. The project would include replacing storm sewers in that area as well as French drains that don’t work. Wells said he doesn’t anticipate the project leading to any waste water sanitary issues.

Wells also commented that that area hasn’t been blacktopped in about 10 years. He is hoping to use Issue 2 funding as a match for the paving project estimated at $100,000.

The commissioners said they would contact Cleek for further discussion.

Todd Drown was scheduled to speak with the commissioners but had to cancel due to an unforeseen court date. The meeting was to focus on a letter sent to Drown voicing the commissioners’ displeasure with recent actions taken by the Coshocton Metropolitan Housing Authority Board during an emergency meeting. In the letter, the commissioners stated they were not pleased with the removal of Cliff Biggers, board president, and interim director Lisa Mowery. They also stated that Drown commented to Mowery’s union representative, Lou Maholic, that the commissioners were pleased with these actions when the commissioners were not pleased.

The meeting will be rescheduled at a later date.

The commissioners also met with Todd Shroyer, EMS director, and Denny Lowe, who is the construction consultant for the new EMS building on Seventh and Main streets. Lowe was hired by the commissioners to inform them of any problems on the site and to keep them updated of its progress. Lowe is also the construction consultant for the county jail project.

Shroyer said the goal is to be in the new building by June 2018. The goal for the total cost of the project is between $700,000 to $800,000. The building will be renovated to fit six ambulances, a medical supply room, privacy offices, bunk room, laundry, a day room, and other features.

EMS hopes to shut down its satellite station on County Road 621 once this project is complete. The former EMS building will be used by the maintenance department and the former maintenance department will be used by the sheriff’s office as an evidence storage building.

During the meeting, the commissioners also reviewed and approved:

  • The dog warden’s report for the week ending Nov. 6 with two dogs picked up by the warden, two dogs destroyed, 12 dog licenses sold, one late fee paid, 11 dogs sold, five dogs redeemed, five dogs surrendered, $260 in boarding fees collected, six citations issued, 26 calls handled, for a total of $776 in fees collected
  • A motion to approve the bills per computer printout dated Nov. 8
  • A motion to sign Resolution 2017-45 for the repayment of an advance from fund 244, PSI Grant Fund in the amount of $2,000
  • A motion to sign Resolution 2017-46 for the repayment of an advance from fund 245, Victims Assistance VOCA Grant Fund in the amount of $7,000
  • A motion to sign an agreement between the Coshocton County Sheriff and the Fraternal Order of Police, Ohio Labor Council, Inc., Sergeants, Corrections Officers and Communications Officer for the period of Nov. 1, 2017 through Oct. 31, 2020 as requested by Sheriff Timothy Rogers
  • A motion to sign a commendation for David Dilly for his outstanding accomplishment of being inducted into the Ohio Veterans Hall of Fame on Thursday, Nov. 9
  • A motion to sign a proclamation in honor of Veterans Day and recognizing the valor and sacrifice that our veterans have made and working to ensure the promise of America is within reach of all who have protected it

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