At the November 15, 2017 meeting of the Clark County Commissioners, the commissioners held a public hearing for the county to vacate Carolyn Drive, Jerry Lane and Shirley Dive in the Oakwood subdivision. David Van Scoky of Bethel Township made the request.

Commissioner Richard Lohnes expressed his concern that one of the properties affected by the abandonment of the roads would become landlocked. Deputy Engineer John Burr recommended that the area be replatted to allow access to the property from behind.

However, Van Scoyk’s attorney has filed a request to allow an easement to allow access to the road front. Once the roads are officially vacated the easement will be added to the landlocked property to solve the road frontage issue.

The commissioners unanimously approved the abandonment.

For Building and Grounds, the commissioners authorized an extension to the contract with S&L Specialty Contracting, Inc. for 15 days to provide and install interior caulking to the new courthouse windows. There is no additional cost to the county.

They also approved a payment to S&L Specialty Contracting, Inc. for $315,913.30 for the window replacement project for the Courthouse and the A.B. Graham Building.

In regular business, the commissioners awarded a contract with Federal Engineering, Inc. to provide project management services for the Countywide Dispatch Center. The contract is effective November 15, 2017 through December 31, 2018.

In addition, they appointed Eddie Ford and Rita Marshall to the Board of Developmental Disabilities for terms to expire December 31, 2021.

They also changed the change of the December 27,2017 Commission meeting to Friday December 29, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.

The next meeting of the Clark County Commissioners is scheduled for November 22, 2017 at 8:30 a.m. in the commissioners’ conference room at 50 E Columbia Street.