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Commission loans $10K to VFD

The Butler County Commission on Monday approved a loan of $10,000 to the Midway/Damascus Volunteer Fire Department.

The funds will be used to add a handicap accessible bathroom and an exterior entrance to the fire station.

“They applied for the grant but did not have the funds to pay for this work up front and then file for reimbursement,” said County Administrator Diane Kilpatrick. “The Butler County Commission voted in June of 2015, if the grant was approved, to front the monies up to $10,000 for this work.”

Officials with the fire department were awarded a grant for the work in November.

Work on the additions should start by the end of the month.

 

In other business:

 The commission awarded the following appropriations:

• $3,000 to the Town of McKenzie for parks and recreation

• $5,000 to the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce to assist in promoting Butler County and $250 for “Celebrate America”

• $7,000 to the USDA fir soil and water conservation

The commission approved the renewal of a short-term housing agreement for state inmates.

The commission approved a $2,100 maintenance and support agreement with Dataworks Plus for fingerprinting software and hardware at the Butler County Correctional Facility.

The Butler County Commission will hold a special called meeting Jan. 21 at 5:30 p.m. at the Butler County Courthouse Annex.