Thursday, the Scioto County Commissioners passed a resolution, acknowledging a local chapter of the National Society of the United States Daughters of 1812.
The chapter is celebrating their 125th anniversary, starting in 1892, according to the Chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners Bryan Davis.
“We recently did another grave marker ceremony for them, where they’re finding the 1812 veterans,” Davis said. “They’re fixing up their graves. They’re doing all they can to make those nice again. What’s really neat is a lot of those people that served were founders of our area.
“They did a lot of work and were businessmen. They were government officials after they came back from war, even before war. They served our area … They’re wonderful people, they really are.”
The Commissioners also approved an Elderly and Disabled Transit Fare Assistance Program Grant contract, which is dated July 1, 2017 through June 30, 2018. The amount is $4,544.
“What that’s for is to reduce the fair offered by public transportation for the elderly and people with disabilities,” Davis said. “It cuts their fair in half.”
The other major agenda item was a request from Judge Howard Harcha for the request of two transfer vehicles from the sheriff’s department.
The sheriff’s department has purchased new vehicles and is retiring the old ones. In what was dememed “standard procedure,” the Commissioners approved the transfer of the two vehicles to Harcha’s office.
“They’ll go over there and Judge Harcha’s office will remove the light bars and the decals, and all that stuff, and do their own signage on the side,” Davis said.
“I know just from walking through the parking lot and seeing Common pleas’ vehicles, they are worn out. They are rusted on top and everything else. This is a good thing for judge Harcha, definitely. This is good for his bailiffs.”
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