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County Officials talk holiday and more

Well, it can officially be the Christmas season now.

The Warren County Commissioners said so.

A Christmas proclamation was the most time-consuming item on a very brief agenda before the commissioners on Wednesday.

In addition to the proclamation, a repository bid for a .1 acre parcel in Glade Township was approved, appointments were made to the Warren County Conservation District board and the commissioners made an allocation of $30,000 in bridge funds to a Columbus Township project.

Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said the bridge funding – which comes from Marcellus Shale impact fees per Act 13 – comes from “a pot of money only for bridges.”

He said the township hasn’t requested funds from this program recently.

“We have the funds available,” Kafferlin said, noting that the county requires a minimum 10 percent in-kind match.

He noted that the township’s match is near 50 percent with the total cost of the bridge replacement over $1,000,000.

Kafferlin noted that the funds would be distributed in 2020 and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston noted that County Planner Dan Glotz wanted to get the allocation approved by the commissioners so the project could move ahead.

The commissioners also appointed Dean Johnson and Dave Trimpey to the Warren County Conservation District board.

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