Commissioners reduce SOPA board, recieve SSU planned improvements


By Ivy Potter - ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com



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The Scioto County Commissioners met on Tuesday and Thursday this week to tend to regular business of the county.

A resolution for the reduction of the Southern Ohio Port Authority (SOPA) Board, lowering the board from a 21 person body to 9 members, was adopted by Commissioners on Tuesday.

According to Chair of Commissioners Mike Crabtree, the reduction only eliminates vacant seats created by staggered terms of 1-3 years. Crabtree commented that overall the reduction will make things easier for SOPA operation and Commissioner Bryan Davis mentioned that having a 9 member board with 9 active members will look more uniform on paper.

“The whole idea is so they can have a quorum,” said Crabtree. “The ones that are there are still serving their term. What we have now is some with expired terms, leaving vacancies. It won’t affect those currently on the board.”

Communication from the Scioto County Engineer regarding the annual meeting of county and township authorities was received by commissioners on Thursday morning announcing the meeting would take place on Nov. 27 at the Valley Township Fire Department beginning at 6:30 p.m. According to commissioners, the annual meeting conducted by Scioto County Engineer Darren LeBrun serves as a time for all local authorities to reflect on this years’ projects and make decisions on their participation in future projects.

Another communication from Shawnee State University giving notice of planned capital improvements was received and accepted by commissioners. The notice listed Advanced Technology Center/Technology & Industrial Buildings rehabilitation in the amount of $2,000,000, basic renovations in the amount of $1,203,428, Kricker Innovation Hub renovations in the amount of $500,000, and Southern Ohio Medical Center Hospice Impatient Center renovations in the amount of $350,000.

Commissioners received notification from the Ohio Public Defender regarding indigent defense reimbursement for August. August 2018 indigent defense amount reported $61,281.21 for 214 amended certificates. While the amount rejected was $1,850, amount approved was $59,431.29, and amount reimbursed was $24,961.11.

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By Ivy Potter

ipotter@aimmediamidwest.com

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 extension 1932

Reach: Ivy Potter (740) 353-3101 extension 1932