WOODSFIELD - The Monroe County Board of Elections probably will be moving back to Woodsfield from the Black Walnut Center in the industrial park as a result of action taken Monday by the county commissioners.
Commissioners OK'd the move, subject to approval of the lease by Prosecuting Attorney James L. Peters.
A delegation from the board appeared at the meeting, seeking the move to Woodsfield. Manifred Keylor, board chairperson, was spokesman for the group, which was seeking the move. Security issues and inconvenience were given as the reasons for the board's request.
Keylor said space for the board is available on the first floor of the Monroe Bank building.
The lease, subject to the prosecuting attorney's approval, is for five years. The rent of $1,750 a month includes utilities.
According to the discussion, the board needs to be in the new office by Aug. 7. It also was noted provisions would be made for parking.
In addition to the chairperson, the board was represented by Nancy Keylor, Roger Claus, Mick Schumacher and Rita McCaslin along with Betty Rousenberg, elections board director, and Mollie Landefeld, deputy director.
Commissioners also took action on a request from the Monroe County Airport Authority, represented by Gary Cook. He told of the availability of jet fuel for the airport and asked for a $5,000 advance for the initial purchase of this type of fuel.
Commissioners approved a motion for the $5,000 advance.
The second and final hearing on the submission of the 2013 Community Development Block Grant package involving several grants was held, and approval was given by commissioners. This package now will be submitted for state approval.
Projects proposed in the $75,000 CDBG allocation grant are:
Listed as Neighborhood Revitalization Grant proposed projects, totaling $300,000, for the target area of Washington Township are:
Proposed projects totaling $300,000 in Neighborhood Revitalization Grant funds for the village of Beallsville are:
A Bethel Township project has been proposed for Critical Infrastructure Grant funds. The total of the funds is $300,000, and proposed are: