Commissioners talk airport, broadband

GREENVILLE— The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Thursday afternoon to discuss the Darke County Airport and the Painter Creek Solar Farm Project. Commissioners Mike Stegall and Larry Holmes were present. Commissioner Matt Aultman was absent.

The board publicly opened, read and accepted sealed bids for the Darke County Airport Beacon project. The project includes the installation of a new rotating airport beacon, tip-down pole and associated electrical connections. The engineer’s estimate of probable construction costs is $100,000. The board received bids from Bansal Construction, of Fairfield, J. Ranck Electric, of Mount Pleasant, Mich. and Jess Howard Electric Company, of Blacklick.

The bids will now go to Darke County Airport Manager Scott Naas for review.

Lastly, board entered journal information for public notice of a town hall meeting on the Painter Creek Solar Project on Feb. 28 in the gymnasium of the Greenville Middle School, 1111 N. Ohio St., Greenville, 45331, from 6:30 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Commissioner Holmes announced that he has a meeting tomorrow with Broadband Ohio to discuss rural internet across Darke County.

“Broadband is very important to all three commissioners,” Commissioner Stegall said. “It’s rather technical and involved. We want to make sure we get this right. I want to thank Larry for going over there tomorrow and trying to get his head around all of this.”

All Darke County offices will be closed on Monday, Feb. 21. The Darke County Board of Commissioners hold regular session every Tuesday and Thursday at 1:30 p.m. at 520 South Broadway, Greenville, Ohio 45331. For more information contact the commissioner’s office at 937-547-7370.

Abigail Miller / Editor

Abigail Miller is a Greenville native, Kent State graduate, writer, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at

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