MC Commissioners OK 2024 opioid grant awards


By Eamon Baird

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TROY — The Miami County Commissioners approved the first round of 2024 Opioid Settlement Grant Agreements during their meeting on Thursday, March 28.

The following Miami County Organizations will be receiving awards totaling $79,760: Miami County Common Pleas Court to receive $4,760; Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) Guardian Ad Litem (GAL) of Miami County Inc. to receive $15,000; Miami County Educational Service Center (ESC) Good Life Program at Milton-Union Schools for $15,000; (ESC) Covington Schools for $15,000; (ESC) Miami East Schools for $15,000; (ESC) Tipp City Schools for $15,000.

The commissioners also accepted a quote from Lostcreek Lawn and Fence Co., from Casstown, for lawn maintenance services at the Miami County Department of Job and Family Services for the 2024 mowing season for $3,475.

Services will include mowing and basic trimming of fertilizer and weed applications and management of pre-emergent and post-vegetation control. The term of the contract will run from April 1 through Oct. 31.

The commissioners authorized an employment verification for Gunnar Goodman as a maintenance technician in the department of facilities at a pay rate of $22.50 per hour beginning on April 9.

They also authorized to sign the following employee requisitions:

Two full-time telecommunicators in the Communications Center for $22.91 due to the departures of Kaleb Haney and Brandy Caven. A full-time permit technician in the Department of Development at a pay rate of $18 to $18.50 depending on qualifications due to the departure of Michelle Penny.

At the end of the meeting the commissioners also heard proposal requests for the Miami County Courthouse second and third-floor renovation project.

Westerheide Construction of Sydney and Midwest Maintenance of Piqua sent in bids for the project, which will be deferred for a future meeting.

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