Commissioners authorize resolutions; Vehicle purchase OK’d

By Haylee Pence

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TROY – The Miami County Commissioners met on Thursday, April 21 to authorize four resolutions.

Commissioner President Ted Mercer announced that Mary Siegel, chief deputy clerk for the Probate Court, is retiring after 24 years of service. “We want to thank her for her service to our county. We want to wish her the best,” Mercer commented.

The first resolution acknowledged the receipt of the February and March Monthly Financial Reports from the Auditor’s Office.

The next resolution authorized the Department of Job and Family Services to purchase a 2022 Ford Escape SE for a cost of $29,930 utilizing funds from a Grants to Enhance Adult Protective Services from the Coronavirus Response and Relief Supplemental Appropriations Act of 2021. The grant the department received was worth $37,152.22. The SUV will be used to transport adults, both young and older.

Then, the commissioners accepted the resignation of Mashell Carmack from their position as LEPC information coordinator with the Miami County Emergency Management Agency. Carmack has been in the position for over a year, according to Joel Smith, executive director.

The final resolution was to adopt the Title VI Program for the Miami County Public Transit Department to ensure that discrimination against individuals does not occur on public transit. If an individual has been discriminated against, they are able to file a complaint with the Federal Transit Administration and the U.S. Department of Transportation.