Funds from Community Historic Preservation Fund to be divided among three county projects

The Monroe County Commissioners approved a three-way split of $50,000 they will receive from the Community Historic Preservation Fund during their regular meeting on Monday, April 17. The Monroe County Courthouse will receive $25,000, the Parry Museum $20,000 and the Monroe Theatre $5,000 for a feasibility study.

The $1 million Community Historic Preservation Fund was created as a part of Rover Pipeline Project Commitments as mitigation for demolishing the historic Stoneman House in Carroll County.

The Community Preservation Fund is being administered by the Ohio History Connection Foundation in the 18 counties crossed by Rover

Pipeline.

In other county news, the Commissioners discussed the Special Hauling Permits and the Access/Right-of-Way Work Application Permits with Engineer Amy Zwick.

The main concern was how to enforce the requirement of companies and individuals to obtain the necessary permits and collect the required fees from them.

Zwick said she and Attorney Peters had written a resolution which would ensure that the County had a right to enforce the laws and asked the Commissioners to sign it.

The Commissioners read Resolution 21-17 which says “In order that Monroe County has the legal right to enforce the law requiring the purchase of the Special Hauling Permit and requiring the use of Access/Right-of-Way Work Application Permit and the collection of fees for these permits, the Commissioners passed Resolution 21-17 which adopts the powers given to them under Ohio Revised Code 5552.02(B).”

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