Commissioners OK inmate meal costs change


By Eamon Baird

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TROY — The Miami County Commissioners approved an amended contract for inmate meal costs at their meeting on Tuesday, March 26.

The commissioners authorized and signed a second amendment contract with Trinity Services Group Inc., of Oldsmar, Florida, for inmate food services at the Miami County Jail and incarceration facility.

Dawn Thomas, assistant jail administrator for the Miami County Sheriff’s Office, addressed the commissioners during the meeting.

“As a part of the contract we have been very happy with their service,” Thomas said, adding that under the amendment, meals will move up from approximately $1.50 to $1.70 a meal per inmate.

“The sheriff came in last Thursday for a work session and went over this, “Commissioner Greg Simmons said. “I really appreciate you coming in and I think it’s a really good deal.”

This contract shall be adjusted annually, starting on April 28, 2024, and running until April 27, 2025, with an option for an additional one-year term.

In other business, the commissioners approved or accepted the following resolutions:

• A deferred loan for 224-226 Manning Street in Piqua to Alex Ting, who agrees to offer the units as affordable housing for low-to-moderate income households under Miami County’s Fiscal year 2013 Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) Rental Rehabilitation Loan.

• A grant agreement with the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency (OEPA) community and a litter grant award for $100,000 as requested by the sanitary engineering department. On Nov. 28, 2023, the commissioners authorized to implementation of a 2024 community litter grant agreement for the purchase of a 2024 Peterbilt roll-off truck, with a local match of $25,000.

• An employee requisition for a child support case manager in the Department of Job and Family Services at a pay rate of $17.82 to $24.11 depending on qualifications due to the departure of Daysha Townsell.

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