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LISBON – County commissioners have started handing out some of the nearly $ 10 million American Rescue Plan Act money they recently received for a project, nonprofits, correctional officers and first responders working on the front lines during the pandemic; and some small business grants to help local business owners get together.

Commissioner Mike Halleck said the commissioners were “very diligent” review requests made for money and ensure that these requests meet the “Narrow parameters” currently authorized for ARPA expenditure. They also spoke to Deputy County Attorney Krista Peddicord about spending regulations.

Additionally, Halleck said currently approved small business grants were ineligible when other sources of pandemic-related funding were provided to county commissioners by the federal government.

During Wednesday’s meeting, commissioners passed a resolution approving $ 317,454 of money to be spent, including $ 103,500 to help replace the water line on the middle fork of Little Beaver Creek in Lisbon. This project has a total price of $ 1,878,734 and is part of the steel bridge replacement project on Market Street South in Lisbon. The waterline is connected to the deck and the waterline should be replaced each time the deck is replaced.

Mayor Peter Wilson appeared at the Commissioners’ meeting last week to thank them for agreeing to help fund their project.

Commissioners approved an additional $ 100,000 for the Corrections Solutions group for local corrections officers and first responders who continued to work throughout the pandemic near those housed at the county jail.

Another program approved is $ 13,695 to help The Way Station in Columbiana with the Jobs Ready-Set-Go! program. The Utica Shale Academy received $ 10,000 to move into the new building, the Hutson Building in Salineville.

Commissioners further approved $ 2,981 for the Community Emergency Response Team (CERT), which purchased a trailer with emergency supplies and helped the county health department organize health clinics. vaccination at the fairgrounds earlier this year.

Finally, the commissioners approved small grants ranging from $ 9,000 to less than $ 750 to 18 small businesses and organizations in the county – Stage Left Players, Piranha Aquatics, Valley Golf Club, Tri-Ohio Realty, Thoroughbred Energy Service, Excel Physical Therapy, Larry Dailey Construction, Great Lakes Water and Waste, Daniel Kaiser Towing, Twister Display / Delta Manufacturing, Lucky 7 Studios, Bermuda Tanning LLC, Wild Duck Hollow Farm, Brave Industries, V Nails LLC, Yuhanicks Cleaners / My Garment, Nick Cool Studios / Image Works and B&S Terrain Contracting.

This week’s approvals are only about 3% of the money the county has received this year with about an additional $ 10 million expected next year.

In other cases before the Commissioners:

– Although 10 companies requested bid packages, only one bid was received for the multi-highway paving program. The Shelly company tendered $ 1,722,437 for the entire project and $ 1,067,105 for contingencies.

– Commissioners approved county contracts for employment and family services with Shoe Sensation for $ 66,000 and Shoe Show, also known as Shoe Dept. for $ 84,000 for a back-to-school shoe program for kids. The program is funded by the temporary assistance to needy families that the CCJFS receives and continues until September 30, 2022.

– The Commissioners approved the hiring of Amanda Henderson of Wellsville in the Child Support Division of the CCJFS.

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