Commissioners approve appointments and agreements for youth services

By Meladi Brewer

GREENVILLE — The Darke County Board of Commissioners met Tuesday to discuss certificates of appointment and youth service agreements. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Mike Stegall and Larry Holmes were all present.

The commissioners approved the examination and acceptance of the invoices. As of June 28, the general fund had $9,128.91, the outside general fund had $23,648.81, and the combined grand total was $32,777.72.

Commissioners approved the transfer of credits for DC Commissioners. A total of $1,500 was transferred from the general fund to another general fund to cover funds needed for repairs to machinery and equipment. The money was transferred specifically out of postage and into the maintenance and repair of machinery and equipment.

A cash advance for the Darke County Municipal Court and Healing Communities Study Grant has been approved. The grant requires that a “cash advance” be completed to cover the costs of rental and housing assistance. A total of $480 has been transferred from the General Fund to the External Fund, and the money will be refunded once the grant revenue is received.

Heather Johnson received a Certificate of Appointment for Darke County Employment and Family Services. The position is for a full-time Social Worker 2. It will take office and enter into force on July 5.

A Youth Services Agreement between the Central Ohio Youth Center and Darke County (COYC) Commissioners and Juvenile Court has been approved. This is to ensure a safe correctional treatment program for chronic juvenile offenders. For any child placed at the CYOC, Darke County agrees to pay $190 per day. This agreement will come into effect on July 1.

Commissioners approved transfer of appropriations and revenue and appropriation increases for the Darke County Solid Waste District. For DC Solid Waste, a total of $18,300 was transferred from the other operation to move forward and match the “2022 New Litter Grant”.

Darke County Commissioners have requested that the following revenue and appropriation increases be amended for the new 2022 Litter Grant. An estimated revenue increase of $42,700 and a total appropriation increase of $42,700 has been approved for cover state subsidy, solid waste match, advances, waste prevention, memberships and dues, garbage haul and early exits.

“She’s done very well over the years to get this grant,” said committee chair Mike Stegall.

Aultman explained how this Litter Grant funds the trash every year.

“This program has been such a success, and the reason we continue to receive this grant is because it has been so successful. A lot of other counties don’t have the type of success we’ve had,” Stegall added.

Then, an expense request for Brad Horsley to attend a mandatory SIG conference in Ohio in September was approved. Estimated conference costs include $202.50 for transportation, $600 for accommodation, $240 for meals, and $329 for registration. The total estimated cost of the meeting is $1,371.50.

The Darke County Board of Commissioners meet every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. in their office at 520 S. Broadway Street in Greenville. To contact the office, call 937-547-7370.

To contact Daily Advocate reporter Meladi Brewer, email [email protected]

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