Commissioners approve fee structure

EATON — Following the commissioners’ review of a new fee schedule, Clerk Connie Crowell presented them with the new format during a meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 16.

“This is what we came up with, so I need to know if the board is fine with this format,” she said. “Usually, everybody has gone off our resolutions in the past, which is a little cumbersome if you don’t know.”

“It would be advantageous to somehow highlight or different colored paper or something the different fees so people don’t get confused,” Commissioner Chris Day suggested. “Some people when they look at this they don’t read the header.”

“We’ll have three different colors: residential, commercials, and zoning fee schedule,” Crowell said.

The commissioners approved the format.

Commissioners also approved the following financial considerations:

•Resolution 452 to authorize an expenditure for the Lewisburg FY15 CDBG project. They wish to purchase seven six-foot benches.

•Resolution 456 to authorize payment for felony subsidy in the amount of $5,595.50.

•Resolution 457 to authorize an expenditure for the landfill. They wish to purchase guardrail and bollards for scales in the price of $8,983.04.

•Resolution 458 to authorize a transfer of funds to the landfill.

Commissioners noted receipt of the following correspondence and reports:

•A court entry from Judge Jenifer Overmeyer regarding collection of court costs for the special funds probate magistrate fees for July.

•A letter from the Preble County Sheriff’s office noting the resignation of David Sizemore and the hiring of John Matt Brueggemann as part-time 9-1-1 intermittent dispatcher.

•A letter from the Preble County EMA requesting the commissioners to further consider approving the letter as an attachment to the MARCS Radio with ODNR. The letter is regarding an addition of extra radio to attachment of a MOU agreement.

Commissioners were also asked to note receipt and consider approval by signing a letter to the auditor regarding certification of ditch maintenance assessments.

Preble County Commissioners meet every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Preble County Courthouse.

By Kelsey Kimbler

Reach Kelsey Kimbler at 937-683-4061 or on Twitter @KKimbler_RH