County may be getting $50k grant promised in 2009
- Last Updated on Thursday, 23 February 2012 22:14
- Written by Jason Musselman
The Stark County board worked through their agenda fairly quickly last Tuesday night.
The first item of business was approving the Stark County annual motor fuel tax maintenance estimate for I.D.O.T. A total of $308,580 was appropriated and approved for this calendar year.
Board members also heard from Bruce Marston, Division Manager for the Workforce Development Board that has a satellite location at 115 S. Franklin, underneath Aunt Martha’s health clinic in Toulon.
Marston gave a report covering the 2011 highlights and accomplishments of the organization that helps unemployed get back into the workforce.
In Stark County, 29 memberships were issued, along with the following totals of people assisted: 169 resource center customers, 151 computer usage, 142 job search, and 118 resume assistance.
The numbers are similar to Marshall County, who is a county twice the size of Stark.
Sheriff Jimmie Dison told the board the only hold up on the cupola project is that the architect is now requiring a lead based paint test before the project can be re-bid.
An annual resolution approving the Peoria Area Convention and Visitor’s Bureau as the sole convention and visitor’s bureau for Stark County was also approved.
Finally, chairman Michael Bigger stated that the state is close to releasing $50,000 in grant money to the county for public safety. The funds were part of the capital improvement grant passed in 2009, and were requested then by now retired senator Dale Risinger.
Bigger stated the funds could possibly be used to expand and improve the now crowded and out-dated radio room at the Sheriff’s office that is used to handle and dispatch calls.