The takeaway from Thursday’s meeting of the Scioto County Commissioners was that more property development is underway within the county and some are more welcomed than others.
Commissioners stated that three items from the agenda, a memorandum of understanding between the Scioto County Board of Commissioners and Harrison Board of Trustees, a Quitclaim deed between the same entities, and a resolution for the transfer of property were all in reference to the establishment of a Dollar General retail location in Minford.
Commissioner Bryan Davis stated a sliver of land adjacent to Bennett Cemetery on St. Rt. 335 in Minford has been acquired for development with a portion of the land being previously utilized by CSX for railroad access.
“Harrison Township worked with us to get all of this in the hands of the Harrison Twp. Trustees so they could work with the developer to bring more development to Minford,” said Davis.
Scioto County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Michelle Parker also stated that along with the development, a right of way will be established granting access to Bennett Cemetery.
In other matters of business, Bill Tipton of the Scenic Scioto Heritage Trail presented new information regarding historic canal locks 48 & 50. Tipton also asked commissioners if they had been updated on what was to come for the former Shawnee State Park Golf Course and stated he had seen work being done on the land.
Commissioner Davis said that Commissioners have not received any update on what ODNR plans to do with the property, and said a message was sent almost two weeks ago requesting an update. Davis said that he was promised information would be sent to commissioners this week but had yet to receive any word from ODNR as of Thursday morning.
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