CADIZ - Harrison County voters will be asked in May to approve a 0.25-mill levy for the health department.
Harrison County commissioners on Wednesday voted to place a new tax levy on spring ballot that would provide funding to "meet current expenses and expand health services to the people of Harrison County."
All petitions had to be filed at the county board of elections office no later than 4 p.m. Wednesday, which is 90 days prior to the election. The levy was not filed with the Harrison County Board of Elections, which was closed Wednesday due to the inclement weather; however, a sign on the door stated that the deadline was extended through today.
In other matters, the board approved a lease with the Department of Job and Family Services for the government center and a request from Scott Blackburn, director, for $75,000.
The board also paid the monthly mandated share to DJFS; however, the board moved to retract and table a memorandum of understanding with DJFS regarding rent for the building, which the county owns and maintains.
The board approved an agreement with the Bureau of Motor Vehicles at the request of Leslie Milliken for lease of office space in the government center. The deputy registrar for the county also thanked the board for the new restroom in her building.
Doug Crabtree, county Engineer's Office business service officer, brought two road-use management agreements before the board. Commissioners approved an agreement with Blue Racer Midstream for 2.67 miles of county Road 45; 1.52 miles of county Road 66; 2.95 miles of county Road 49; 3.2 miles of county Road 22; and 1.46 miles of county Road 502. The board also approved an agreement, pending approval by the prosecutor, with Chesapeake for 0.9 miles of county Road 31 and 0.6 miles of county Road 16.
Crabtree also asked the board to approve an order change to raise a manhole in Scio bringing it up to grade. He also informed the board that the county is running low on salt.
The board also approved a right-of-way for MarkWest for a pipeline crossing.