Commissioners approve upcoming gas line work
By Randa Wagner -
Road work will begin soon in Cardington and Canaan Twps. to allow Salamanca Energy to install gas line pipes to perform stream extraction on existing vertical oil wells.
At Monday’s regular meeting, commissioners approved an application for road crossing from Ramsay Barrett, Salamanca Energy, LLC to bore and install plastic pipe inside steel pipe four feet below the bottom of the road ditches at the following locations:
– County Road 27 in Cardington and Canaan Townships;
– County Roads 28 and 29 in Cardington Township 25 ft to CR28/CR139;
– County Road 130 in Canaan Township 40 ft north of “T” intersection CR130/TR133;
– County Road 130 in Canaan Township 48 ft north of intersection CR27/CR130
Steam is being utilized to extract the remaining oil from wells, rather than fracking, Commissioner Dick Miller noted.
Salamanca Energy agreed traffic will be maintained at all times, unless permission is granted by the engineer’s department to close the road. All mailboxes, signs, yards, driveways, drainage structures, fences, ditches, sidewalks, or other pertinent property damaged or removed during initial construction or future maintenance will be replaced or repaired as good as or better than what is existing.
All property owners within the construction area and the engineer’s office will be notified at least (10) working days before work begins.
The following pay-ins were made to the Morrow County Auditor: Ketterman residents for sewer maintenance and operations: $90.38; Ketterman-City of Galion $422.36; Johnsville residents for sewer debt reserve $41.70; Johnsville sewer maintenance and operations $476.40; Johnsville sewer debt retirement $279.90; Cardington and Washington Townships for EMA services $3,158.79; Secures for inmate phone commission $1,421.39; Secures for general phone portion of inmate phone commission $250.83; Johnsville residents for sewer debt reserve; $12.00; Johnsville sewer maintenance and operations $136.00; Johnsville sewer debt retirement $80.00; Chester Township for EMA services $1,416.45.
Deana Gear was approved as Planning/Zoning Secretary in a unclassified part-time position as of December 30, 2012 under Patricia Davies, Director of Operations.
Morrow County was awarded $500,000 to administer programs as outlined in the Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP) FY2010 in which the State of Ohio, Department of Development, provided financial assistance to local governments for the purpose of addressing local needs. Morrow County has expended all funds for the CHIP FY2010 grant and the grant is now complete. Chairman Tom Whiston was granted authority to sign Grant BC-10-1CB-1 and B-C-10-1CB-2 final performance reports.
The commissioners received grant funding from CEBCO to administer a County Wellness Program, so they contracted for Wellness Program Services through the Morrow County Community Center for a term of twelve months from January 1, 2013 through December 31, 2013. The Morrow County Community Center will provide 25% discounts to County employees and family members, paying the Morrow County Community Center the sum of $1,800.00 from the Wellness Program Grant.