Transportation Agency to apply for 2016 grant

| December 17, 2014

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners met with Tracey Haines, Director of Coshocton County Transportation Agency, during their Wednesday, Dec. 17 meeting. The Ohio Department of Transportation has an overabundance of funds that they need to allocate or they may have to give back to the federal government. Because of this, they are open to a second round of grant proposals.

A grant was completed seven months ago which was successful with two new vehicles on their way to the Transportation Agency. If this grant cycle, to be used for 2016 funds, is not successful, the county can reapply in April 2015. The goal is to replace all county shuttles. Currently, the annual maintenance fee is $44,000. Four have already been replaced and the goal is to replace one a year so that no vehicle is more than seven years old.

Haines asked permission to apply for the 2016 Mobility Management fund, one smaller vehicle, and one shuttle. The agency currently has $11,340 to put toward match money for the grant. They are planning to seek out other agencies for donations.

The commissioners agreed Haines could apply for the grant.

The commissioners approved and received:

  • A motion to promote Aaron M. Beaver, Shayla R. Euton, and Malinda A. Oare from intermittent part-time Emergency Medical Technicians to full-time employment status effective Jan. 1, 2015 as recommended by Todd Shroyer, EMS Co-Director.
  • A motion to hire Chelsea J. Lawler to be hired as a full-time paramedic for Coshocton County EMS effective Dec. 22 contingent upon successful completion of her pre-employment testing as recommended by Todd Shroyer, EMS Co-Director.
  • A motion to sign Change Order No. 1 for the Village of West Lafayette – Ridgewood Recreation Board Water and Sewer Line Project for an increase in the amount of $4,730 and increase the contract time by 11 days as recommended by Dave Kadri, Village of West Lafayette.
  • A motion to sign Resolution 2014-70 to provide for the current expenditures of said county, during the fiscal year ending Dec. 31, 2015. The following general fund at 50 percent and the non-general funds at 100 percent of current budget as temporary amounts to be set aside and appropriated for the several purposes for which expenditures are to be made for and during said fiscal year.
  • Receive the dog warden report for the week ending Dec. 15 with 15 dogs picked up by the warden, 17 citations issued, 24 calls handled, 22 dog licenses sold, 11 dogs sold, nine dogs redeemed, four dogs per owner surrendered, $40 in boarding fees collected for a total of $744 in fees collected.
  • A motion to sign an easement that will be effective upon the transfer of facilities by the Board of Coshocton County Commissioners to the City of Coshocton and upon such transfer, the prior easement from Canal Lewisville United Methodist Church to the Board recorded in the Coshocton County Recorder’s Office as Instrument 200900002055 at vol. 494, page 264, shall be terminated.

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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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