Commissioners talk American Rescue Plan, airport

The Darke County Board of Commissioners met on Monday afternoon to discuss the local emergency planning committee, Job & Family Services and the Darke County Airport. Commissioners Matt Aultman, Mike Stegall and Larry Holmes were present.

The board discussed an agreement between the Darke County Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC), Homeland Security and Emergency Management (EMA). The board received the annual agreement on Sept. 14 and signed the agreement in a meeting on Tuesday.

The agreement states that the EMA will provide office space, supplies and equipment for LEPC personnel, storage of information and records, coordination of required reports to Ohio State Emergency Response Commissioner, budgetary services and provide LEPC space on Darke County Homeland Security and the Emergency Management website. LEPC will share in the expense with EMA for general use office equipment including computers, copiers and etc.

The agreement is effective from Jan. 2021 to Dec. 2021, and will continue in full force and effect until it is terminated, superseded or rescinded by the parties, in writing.

Next, the board approved Resolution (R-315-2021), to adopt Darke County — Uniform Guidance Policies. Darke County will receive funding from multiple federal agencies and federal awards are regulated by Uniform Guidance (UG). The UG requires the county to implement policies and procedures to assist in compliance with federal requirements.

Commissioner Aultman said the policies will work as a guide for using the American Rescue Plan (ARP) grant. He added that these policies need to be in place before the board starts using the ARP money, so the county is in compliance.

Lastly, the board approved a rescinding of a quote for construction at the Darke County Airport. The quote with Superior Petroleum Equipment, of Grove City, was approved on Nov. 25, 2020, and included $110,905 for two 12,000 gallon above grand tanks and $115,200 for two dispenser pump cabinets.

The quote is to be rescinded because the company is unable to complete the services that were approved in Nov. 2020.

The Darke County Board of Commissioners hold regular session every Monday and Wednesday 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, crocheter, shopaholic and friend. Contact Darke County Now Reporter Abigail Miller at

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