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Grants add to annual revenue

Published 12:00am Sunday, February 24, 2013

The county’s coffers got a $754,244 boost recently. However, none of that revenue is earmarked for the general fund that supports the daily workings of the county.

At its regular Thursday meeting Lawrence County Commissioners received an amended certificate of the estimated resources from the county’s budget commission. The commission, made up of the county auditor, county treasurer and prosecutor, certifies the amount of revenue expected to come into the county each year.

From that figure the commissioners draw up the annual budget.

The increases came from two sources: $113,396 in grants for the county emergency medical services and $640,848 from state funds for the cleanup of the now defunct Alpha Portland Cement Plant.

Also at the meeting, County Treasurer Stephen Burcham reported that there will be $100,000 more in interest revenue for 2013 than the commission originally certified. He is asking for an amended certification to show an increase of $50,000 with that money to go into the account that funds the offices of county auditor, county treasurer, county engineer and prosecutor.

The budget commission is scheduled to meet on March 14 and Burcham is asking the commission to make the change at that time.

In other action the commissioners:

• Awarded a contract to Solid Rock Construction for the demolition and site restoration of houses at 102 Taft Court and 113 Ferry St., South Point, for $8,180;

• Approved a change order in the amount of $2,036 for the construction of the Symmes Township Community Building;

• Accepted the resignation of Erik Best, a paramedic at the county EMS;

• Received the weekly dog warden’s report where one dog was euthanized; 12 were adopted or went to rescue agencies and one was redeemed by its owner. There were 86 dogs in custody this week.

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