Fulton County Joins Coalition For Brownfields Grant

The Fulton Board of County Commissioners met Nov. 8 and 10 for its regular meetings.

The board took the following actions:

Affirmed the county’s desire to participate in the proposed Maumee Valley Brownfields Coalition which purpose is to apply for a $400,000 U.S. EPA Brownfields Assessment Grant for FY2017. The coalition includes Fulton, Defiance, Henry, Paulding and Williams counties.

Maumee Valley Planning Organization will lead the application process and may require information from any of the coalition members.
The grant is competitive and may not be awarded to the coalition.

Approved a proclamation signifying November as Adoption Recognition and Recruitment Month. The county will recognize this with a white ribbon campaign.

The state has 14,034 children in foster care of which 2,446 are waiting for adoption.

Approved transfers of $7,000 for electricity at the Detwiler Building and $1,000 for adoption expenses in Children Services.

The Fulton County Dog Warden collected 14 strays the week of Oct. 30-Nov. 5 and redeemed 13.

The office collected $215 in fees including $60 for redeemed dogs, $60 for boarding fees and $80 for licenses. Two animals were destroyed.

At the Nov. 8 meeting, commissioners:

Approved the advertisement for bids for recycling of ferrous and non-ferrous materials. Bids will be due at 10 a.m. Dec. 1. The county had sought bids previously, but none were received Oct. 20.

The cost associated with the contract for 2016 is expected to be $540.

James Pruitt may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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