The Chairman of the Scioto County Commissioners Bryan Davis opened the media portion of Tuesday’s Commissioner’s meeting addressing the passing of County Prosecutor Mark Kuhn’s father-in-law Dave Gable.
“Dave was a major, major part of our community,” Davis said. “He served this community in a big way, especially the farming community.
“Just a wonderful, wonderful man — wonderful family.
Davis also reflected on Gable’s accomplishment’s and legacy as it relates to Scioto County.
“And today, we remember Dave Gable and the contributions he made to our community are very appreciated and really when the Bible speaks of a man’s works that follow him, the contributions that man made to this community will follow him for many, many years.”
Davis said he had been reading many comments on Facebook about Gable over the last few days where many individuals had taken time out of their day to express gratitude to a man who was instrumental in the farming community.
“We wanted to remember that family today and he’ll be laid to rest (Tuesday),” Davis said. “Let’s remember them. I know Mark (Kuhn) and his family will very much appreciate it.”
After Davis completed his sentiments, he opened the meeting up to questions on the Commissioner’s agenda. The first item discussed was a grant award for victims of crime, which was approved and will be handled through the prosecutor’s office. The grant totaled $96,997.40 and will run through the 2017-2018 year.
Davis said the money from the grant can be used on a variety of things to aid people who are victimized and it’s at the discretion of the prosecutor’s office.
The Commissioner’s also approved two new appointments and one re-appointment Tuesday. The first was Laura Womack who has been appointed to the Alcohol Drug And Mental Health Services (ADAMHS) board.
“She came very highly recommended for the board appointment,” Davis said.
The next appointment was Robert Horton, the county’s new economic development director, to the Joint Economic Development Initiative of Southern Ohio (JEDISO) board.
Economic development directors from all four participating counties (Scioto, Jackson, Pike County and Ross) have historically had a seat on the JEDISO board. With Horton’s recent hire, JEDISO reached out to the Commissioners to gauge their interest and the Commissioner’s approved the appointment Tuesday.
The Commissioners also approved of Mike Payton’s reappointment on the SOPA board. Payton’s tenure was scheduled to end Nov. 1.
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