Commissioners approve Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail

By Ivy Potter - [email protected]



The Scioto County Commissioners have approved a support letter for the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail regarding nomination of Canal Locks 48 and 50 to be established as a national historic site.

Chair of Commissioners Mike Crabtree stated that when dealing with sites of historic value, all things must be taken into consideration.

“I think that the committee that is behind this has always been in favor of putting those locks on the national historical registry, and that’s been an issue because certain individuals are interested in vacating the road down there. But, there’s a lot of issues that when you’re dealing with something of historic nature, just like we did with the Splash Park, you’ve got to deal with the historical society on a number of things. There’s more to it than just going out there and saying “a good ole boy wants to vacate it so we need to cater to his wants”, there’s a lot more to it. When you’re dealing with the Historical Society you have to be very careful what you do and in this particular instance there’s enough interest in those locks from a historical standpoint that at this point in time the best thing to do is not touch that too much as far as vacation,” said Crabtree. “As far as the support letter goes, I think that the best interest of the county has been taken to heart.”

A memorandum from the Scioto County Sheriff’s Office regarding a request to transfer a vehicle to Juvenile Court was accepted by commissioners, and referred to the deputy clerk for vehicle history due to the low miles listed for the vehicle. The vehicle requested for transfer is a 2002 Ford Expedition with 70,102 miles.

Two change order requests for the 2018 Highway Improvement Project were approved by commissioners. One order between the Scioto County Engineer and The Shelly Company for an increase of $127,498.25, and the other between the Scioto County Engineer and Allard Excavation, LLC for an increase of $5,943 both for various reconstruction and paving costs.

Commissioners approved the minutes of both Oct. 3 and 4, before moving on to approve requests for transfer of funds, miscellaneous reports, a request for appropriations, and accepting board minutes among other routine business matters.

Crabtree of Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail

By Ivy Potter

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