Commissioners discuss land bank meeting

By Kelsey Kimbler -

EATON — During their meeting on Wednesday, Aug. 21, the Preble County Commissioners suggested planning a meeting for the Land Bank Board of Directors, which was appointed last June, but has not yet had its first meeting.

According to Commission Clerk Kim Keller, the board set up a land bank, set up Articles of Incorporation, and appointed members to the Board of Directors for the Land Reutilization Incorporation. The next step was for the directors to draft an agreement to enter in with the Board of Commissioners. This agreement would detail their responsibilities as the Board of Directors.

Commissioner Denise Robertson agreed to reach out to set up a meeting with the Board of Directors, which she is a part of.

Commission President Rodney Creech noted receipt of the monthly jail report from Sheriff Mike Simpson:

•During the month of July, PCSO booked 34 females in the jail, which is nine more than in June. In July of 2018 PCSO booked 36 females.

•For the same period in 2018, PCSO booked 236 females, while in 2019 it booked 209 females. This is a 11.4 percent decrease.

•The lowest population of female inmates occurred on July 10 with seven females, while the highest population occurred on July 8 with 16 female inmates.

•There were no female inmates housed outside of Preble County in the month of July.

•Male admission for July was 98, while female admission was 34. Total releases was 138.

In other business:

•The board authorized a payment to the Preble County Sheriff in the amount of $4,057 and to FCFC in the amount of $4,165.20.

•The board authorized Building Maintenance, JFS, Prosecutor, Land Use Management, Clerk of Courts, EMS, Victim Witness, Auditor, and Commission use of the county credit card.

•The board authorized the Engineer, Sheriff, and Building Maintenance use of the county procurement card.

The Preble County Board of Commissioners meets every 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