Hillcrest Drive property deeded to PCAA

By Eddie Mowen Jr. - cmowen@aimmediamidwest.org

EATON – The Preble County Board of Commissioners closed on the sale of the land at 601 Hillcrest Drive, signing the deed over to the Preble County Art Association during their meeting on Monday, April 19.

After several years of debate and discussions, the current board of commissioners accepted a bid of $65,000 from the Preble County Art Association on March 22 for the 2.145 acres of land upon which the association’s former art center building sits.

The PCAA had offered past commissioners the opportunity to purchase the building from the organization but was willing to buy the land so it could be used for additional art purposes or be sold to another entity so the proceeds could be used to enhance the new Preble Arts operation on Main Street.

In other business

The board authorized various expenditures, including the purchase and installation of laptop computers, docking stations, keyboard/mouse combos, software, 22 monitors and IT services for Juvenile Court at a cost of $30,095.67.

The board approved legal ads, bid specifications and bid forms for a tandem axle chassis and an Antioch Road Bridge retaining wall project for the Preble County Engineer.

The board noted receipt of a petition for annexation of 98.877 acres in Washington Township to the City of Eaton, and approved a resolution establishing the date and time for a public hearing on the petition.

The board signed an amendment to a remote monitoring systems agreement with Beckham Environmental Services for the Landfill, Preble County Sewer Districts 2 and 3, in the amount of $25,190 from Coronavirus Relief funds.

The board signed a professional services agreement with KA Keller Consulting LLC, in the amount of $5,000 for the Commission Office.

The Preble County Board of Commissioners meet every Monday and Wednesday at 9 a.m. in the Preble County Courthouse. These meetings are open to the public.

By Eddie Mowen Jr.