EATON — During a meeting on Wednesday, Dec. 9, the Preble County Commissioners presented four checks to charities selected for the 2015 Commissioners Ball, with values ranging between $3,460 and $6,920.
The Preble County Humane Society was selected by Commissioner Chris Day, and received $6,920 from the fundraising event. Triangle Therapy was selected by Commissioner Rodney Creech and received the same amount of money.
Commissioner Denise Robertson selected two charities, Youth For Christ of the Miami Valley and the Preble County Junior Fair Board, who each received $3,460 for being selected as a beneficiary from the ball.
The money was raised through donations from both local businesses, private individuals and through tickets purchased for the ball. The event brought in a total of $20,761.94 after expenses for the ball were paid.
Commissioners also declared it necessary to move forward with a tax levy renewal for the Health Department. The levy will be a property tax and is expected to bring in $100,100 dollars and will be a .30-mill tax over five years.
In other business:
- Commissioners approved an expenditure of $30,000 for the Preble County Landfill Operating License.
- Commissioners approved an amendment to resolution number 679-15-172 to reflect the purchase of two John Deere 6120M Cab Tractors for the Preble County Engineer’s Department.
- Commissioners noted receipt of the monthly jail report from the Preble County Sheriff’s Office. 80 males were admitted, 17 females were admitted and the jail had an average daily count of 60. The jail served 5,909 meals for the month of October.
- Commissioners approved an agreement between the Preble County Sheriff’s Office and WatchGaurd video for a software protection plan for $1,500.
- Commissioners approved an agreement between Henschen and Associates and the Preble County Probate Court for Court Computerization for $2,000.
The Preble County Commissioners meet every Monday and Wednesday, at 9 a.m. at the Preble County Courthouse. Meetings are open to the public.