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Proposal for veterans’ memorial made at commissioners’ meeting

| September 26, 2012

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners had their bi-weekly meeting on Wednesday, Sept. 26 at 8:30 a.m. At 9 a.m., Tom Edwards, City Councilman and owner of Auer Ace Hardware, presented a proposal to remove the two crab apple trees on either side of the flagpole at the Coshocton County Senior Center and replace them with a veterans’ memorial. The memorial would feature two new flagpoles on each side of the existing flagpole with an Ohio State flag and a POW flag, a 6×8 vinyl fence, featuring all military symbols, and two shadow figures, one with Marines planting the flag on Iwo Jima and one featuring a soldier praying at a grave.

Local merchants have volunteered to donate material for the memorial. Tax payers’ dollars will not be used in any construction or materials used for the memorial. Edwards reported that the materials to construct the memorial are ready. A resolution to this proposal will become finalized next Monday, Oct. 1.

Also discussed at the meeting:

–          166 tires were dumped on CR 286. Sheriff department investigated with no result

–          96 bags of marijuana were dumped on TR 45. Sheriff department investigated with no result

–          Report of meeting attended by the commissioners. Dane Shryock attended the Economic Development Breakfast; D. Curtis Lee attended the CBV meeting and Auditor’s meeting; and Gary Fischer attended the Emergency Food and Shelter meeting.

–          A request to approve the minutes of the previous meeting was approved.

–          A request to approve the bills per computer printout dated Sept. 26, 2012 was approved

–          A request to approve the following Then and Now Certificates which have been certified by the County Auditor was approved: See link: Then & Now Certificates

–          A request to approve the following Transfers/Additionals/Reductions which have been certified by the County Auditor: See link: Tansfers_Additionals_Reductions

–          A request to award the bid for 2012 OPWC Bridge Project to Lindsay Concrete Products, Inc. with a low bid of $71,447.02 as recommended by Mr. Fred Wachtel, County Engineer was approved.

–          A request to grant permission to United Way to place their 2013 goal sign on the court square from 10/1/12 through 3/13/13 was approved with conditions. The commissioners have the right to stipulate where the sign is placed and can either be placed on one of the corners or by the gazebo.

–          The Dog Warden Report for the week ended Sept. 24, 2012 was received with four dogs picked up by the warden, two dogs brought in as strays, 12 dogs destroyed, four citations issued, 15 calls handled, eight dog license sold, three dogs sold, two dogs redeemed, one dog per owner surrendered, and $15 in boarding fees collected for a total of $216 in fees collected.

–          A request to sign resolution 2012-49 to advance $450,000.00 into the Self Insurance Fund to cover health insurance claims was approved and the meeting went into executive session.

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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