Allison C. Gallagher
TROY — Following Ohio House Bill 483, the Miami County Commissioners approved the rule that there would be no increase for the three-year and permanent license fees that residents would have to pay the animal shelter.
Effective Sept. 15, any late applications for a three-year or permanent dog license will be charged a $14 penalty that will be paid in addition to the registration fee.
As of Dec. 1, any dog owner whose pet is 3 months old between July 1 and Nov. 30 of that year must register the dog with the county. They can purchase a yearlong dog license, but they also have option of purchasing a license that will last either three years or permanently. The fee for a three-year dog license is $34.86, while the fee for a permanent license is $140.
The grant submitted by the Miami County Family and Children First Council was approved. Partnering with Miami County Juvenile Court, the grant will help provide funds for incentives such as gift cards and other items from local businesses for children and families participating in the Miami County Truancy Court and Diversion programs.
The commissioners also authorized the concrete replacement project at the West Central Juvenile Rehabilitation Facility. Foundation Excavating Systems of Fletcher will replace the public entrance, kitchen loading dock, sidewalk and dumpster pad areas. The project will not cost more than $47,560. Other projects authorized include the lawn renovations and repair at Hole Hunter Golf in Troy, which is not set to exceed $14,980, and the annual maintenance assessments for 19 county ditches.
In other business, purchases by the auditor/IT department were approved for network equipment following the lightning strike damage to the courthouse on Aug. 2. The items, which include a printer, computer, two televisions and a 24-port switch, will not exceed $8,523.07. The Recorder’s Office also received authorization to purchase two Kofax VRS licenses for the price of $1,982.48.
The resignation of the custodian at the communication center was accepted and his spot was declared vacant for hire. The sanitary engineering department submitted an application requesting $2,500 for the proper disposal of sharp needles, which will be paid for by transfer station funds and then be reimbursed from the grant. An agreement with the Miami County Agricultural Society was signed for terms on maintenance and billing for a dumping station at the county fairgrounds.