Commissioners proclaim week in honor of homelessness awareness

By Kelsey Kimbler - [email protected]

EATON — The Preble County Commissioners proclaimed the week of Nov. 13-19 as Homelessness Awareness Week in Preble County during their meeting on Monday, Nov. 6. The week was celebrated with a series of events to raise awareness of homelessness in the county.

In other business, there were three new hires in Preble County the commissioners approved during the meeting:

•Sarah Stewart will be serving as Account Clerk 3 in the County Auditor’s Office.

•Nathaniel Metz will be serving as a part-time intermittent Deputy Sheriff.

•Allie Shaffer was reappointed to the Preble County Board of Developmental Disabilities.

Commissioners also approved a contracted pay rate adjustment for Jessica Begoon and a probationary pay rate adjustment for Jared Riley at the request of the Sheriff’s Department.

The commissioners also noted receipt of three amended certificates: one for the Special Elections Fund in the amount of $3,368.34, one for Children Services in the amount of $27,249, and one for Timken Foundation Grant Fund in the amount of $40,000.

Commissioner Chris Day explained the Timken Foundation Grant was for the Sheriff’s Department for computers. He thanked the Foundation for its support.

Commissioners also approved supplemental appropriations for the grant and for the Special Elections Fund.

In other news, commissioners:

•Authorized payment to the coroner in the amounts of $4,650 and $1,253.78.

•Approved an agreement for tree trimming and removal with Joe’s Tree Service in the amount of $1,050.

•Noted receipt of an escrow agreement between Milcon Concrete Inc., LCNB Bank, and the Board of Preble County Commissioners.

•Approved an agreement for a Recycling Incentive Grant with Camden Elementary in the cost of $500.

The Preble County Board of Commissions meet every Monday and Wednesday, unless otherwise posted, at 9 a.m. in the Preble County Courthouse.

By Kelsey Kimbler

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

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