Commissioners approve truck purchase

Mar. 17—JEFFERSON — At a meeting on Tuesday afternoon, the Ashtabula County Commissioners approved the purchase of a pair of used vehicles for the County Engineer's Office.

The Commissioners approved purchase of a 2015 Chevrolet Tahoe and 2017 Ford F150 from the Ohio Department of Administrative Services.

The Tahoe will cost $11,175, and the F150 will cost $10,475, according to the resolution approving the purchase.

In other business

—An amendment to the county's agreement with K2M Design for additional environmental and geotechnical analysis was approved.

K2M is performing geotechnical services on potential sites for the new county jail.

—The commissioners agreed to allow the Ashtabula County Metroparks to get gasoline from the county's supply, located at the County Engineer's Office.

The Metroparks use approximately 400 gallons of gasoline per month, said County Administrator Janet Discher. They would be billed per month for their usage.

—A job opening for Western County Court will be advertised, after a brief discussion at the commissioners' work session on Tuesday. The opening was created by a clerk leaving to take another job at the start of April. A second clerk will be retiring later this year.

The commissioners decided to speak with Western County Court Judge Michelle Fisher about the second clerk opening, to determine if the position is necessary.

The Western County Court has four clerks.

—The commissioners approved an addendum to a contract with PennOhio for recycling drop-offs, adding two years to the contract.

The contract will cost $250,000 per year, and will last until March 15, 2023.

—The first public hearing for the county's application for Community Development Block Grand is set for 1:30 p.m. on March 30.