Janet Barber

Special to the Grove Sun

JAY – Delaware County Commissioners spent most of their meeting Monday morning dealing with grant issues for various organizations.

Both the Butler and Flint Ridge Fire Departments received approval for grant applications for the purchase of back-up generators. Butler is asking for a $7,000 grant with the balance of $5,250 to be paid by their department. Flint Ridge is asking for a $5,249.99 grant of which $1,750 will be paid by their department.

A resolution authorizing an application for a Rural Economic Action Plan (REAP) grant for the Jay Senior Citizens was approved although, according, to district #1 commissioner Ken Crowder, the deadline of Nov. 1 has passed for these grants to be completed. The Jay Senior Citizens Center is asking for a $5,740 grant to install new lighting and wiring in the facility.

In other matters before the board:

• A tort claim from Joe B. Mathia against Solid Waste was forwarded to the insurance company. The claim is for windshield damage in the amount of $200.

• A blanket purchase order for the Delaware County Sheriff’s Department for repair to vehicles was approved.

• Sealed bids on the lease purchase of a used ladder truck for the Grove Fire Department will be re-advertised.

• No action was taken on a hearing concerning a petition to vacate an easement in the Preserve on Grand Lake. According to Jay attorney Tommy Dyer, the publication of the hearing did not meet the 21 days prior to the hearing date. The hearing date will be re-set during next Monday’s meeting and the publication will be re-run.

The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held on Mon., Nov. 15 starting at 9 a.m. in the commissioners office of the Delaware County courthouse.