MHRB not going to ballot in May

By Kelsey Kimbler -

EATON — Preble County Mental Health and Recovery Board will not be going to the ballot in May.

During the Preble County Commissioners’ meeting on Wednesday, Feb. 6, the board noted receipt of a letter from MHRB explaining the change.

MHRB Director Amy Raynes previously attended a commissioners meeting to present the renewal levy to the board. The MHRB did not realize there was not a primary in May and they would have to pay to go on the ballot in May.

“At this point, their request is on hold and they are going to rethink whether they need to do a replacement, rather than renewal,” Commission Clerk Kim Keller said.

In other business:

•The board authorized an expenditure of $13,666.35 for the purchase of SA Pave Prep to be used on various bridge decks and roads for the Engineer’s Office.

•The board approved an expenditure of $242,864 to purchase and install electronic security system upgrades and electronic locks maintenance for the jail.

•The board signed a pest control agreement and amendment with Terminix for $547.08 for Building Maintenance.

•The board signed an amendment to the child placement agreement with Seeds 4 Life, Inc. to extend services an additional year for $75,000 for Children Services.

•The board signed an agreement referencing MOU for Mental Health Services with Mental Health and Recovery Board for $10,000 for the Sheriff’s Office.

•The board signed a Urinalysis Testing Services agreement with TASC for $1,320 for Juvenile Court.

•The board signed a third amendment to a Medical Director and Inmate Medical Services Agreement with H. Allen Ferguson, Jr. D.O. for $25,200 for the Sheriff’s Office.

The Preble County Commissioners meet ever Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Preble County Courthouse, unless noted otherwise.

By Kelsey Kimbler

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

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