By Zach Gase
The Seneca County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution to approve projects and amounts for the Community Development Block Grant at a meeting Tuesday.
The county had its second public hearing Tuesday, and the commissioners finalized details involving CDBG applications.
For the county's Allocation Program in which the county is receiving $114,000 to use on up to three projects the commissioners selected projects in Fostoria, Bloomville and Bettsville.
In other business, the commissioners received four bids for the Chip Seal Program for 2013. The engineer's estimate for the program was $616,926, and the lowest bid was $534,916.14 and the highest bid was $572,021.12.
The bids were referred to Zimmerman.
In new business, the board approved:
A supplemental appropriation of $12,000 for the ambulance service fund for 2013.
A supplemental appropriation of $44,530.66 for the Bascom construction fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $120 for the poll worker training grant fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $1,030 for the annexation petition fund for 2013.
A supplemental appropriation of $410 for the recorder equipment fund for 2013.
A supplemental appropriation of $150 for the delinquent real estate tax fund.
An appropriation adjustment of $120.74 for the FY13 community corrections fund.
A resolution setting 10:30 a.m. June 27 at the Commissioners' Office as date, time and location to receive sealed bid for the SEN-CR14-1.69 superstructure replacement box beams.
Fostoria is to receive $9,500 to install handicapped accessible doors in the city's municipal building. Bloomville is to receive $40,000 to make street, curb, sidewalk and drainage improvements. Bettsville is allotted $47,500 for a culvert replacement.
The county has also applied for two competitive set-aside grants Critical Infrastructure and Neighborhood Revitalization worth up to $300,000 each.
The commissioners selected street improvements in New Riegel for the Critical Infrastructure grant and street improvements, sidewalk improvements and a demolition in Fostoria for the Neighborhood Revitalization grant.
Also at the meeting, the commissioners discussed helping to facilitate an open meeting for Bascom residents who are looking for contractors to hook up their homes to the new sewage system.
County Engineer Mark Zimmerman said at a previous commissioners' meeting that landowners could pay up to $5,000 for inspections and installation fees.
Commissioner Fred Zoeller said this meeting could connect homeowners with contractors and potentially save the residents money.
Commissioner Holly Stacy said the open house for the plant that Zimmerman previously spoke about could be a good time for the meeting.
Zoeller also said Seneca Industrial and Economic Development Corp.is searching for a replacement for President and CEO Rich Focht, who is retiring at the end of the year.