Commissioners award bridge funding to Pittsfield Township; add services with BEi

The Warren County Commissioners on Wednesday awarded bridge funding acted on contract terms with Bollinger Enterprises and tapped into the tax anticipation note.

The contract change with Bollinger Enterprises will bring BEi clients into the courthouse to conduct the county’s needed paper shredding.

A prior agreement utilizes BEi clients to work in a cleaning capacity in the courthouse.

Chief Clark Pam Matve said a private firm currently handles shredding of “anything that has to be destroyed” but said that BEi will be able to provide the same service in-house.

She said it helps with a federal grant program “to get clients out into the working field.”

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said that Matve and BEi Executive Director Dr. William Clark have “worked very hard” to address some questions about regulations for shredding and “research them as thoroughly as possible.”

Commissioner Cindy Morrison asked what the cost currently is for the service and Matve said between $55 and $60.

The county would be paying BEi for the service at a rate of $60 a month, Morrison said.

Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said he would have liked to see a slight increase but said that the “social good of doing the program outweighs any other concerns I suppose so I’m in favor of it.”

Bridge funding

Kafferlin said that Pittsfield Township applied for county Act 13 at-risk bridge funds for a bridge located on Miles Run Road.

The funding is generated from the state’s Marcellus Shale impact fee.

Kafferlin said the amount awarded is $48,150 which is “right in line” which what other townships have been awarded.

He noted that the total project cost is just over $1 million.

Eggleston said he was “glad” that the funding request was “moving through.”

TAN

Kafferlin said that the Treasurer Denny Munksgard had requested that an additional $500,000 be drawn from the county’s tax anticipate note.

Fiscal Director Eric Hern said that this should be the last TAN draw of the year based on how the TAN based on funding levels and how the TAN was utilized last year.

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