2014-05-05 18.32.41MEIGS COUNTY – Voters will not see much as far as issues go at the ballot box, but there will be a statewide issue.

Issue One, according to the language used on the ballot is designed for funding infrastructure. The amendment reads in part: “To fund public infrastructure capital improvements by permitting the issuance of general obligation bonds.”

It is not a new amendment. The issue has been one the ballot several times and renewed each time. County engineers from across the state have endorsed it.

Meigs County Engineer, Gene Triplett discussed the issue with the Meigs Independent Press recently.  He said the funds from Issue One are vital to Meigs County and have been used in the past for various infrastructure projects.

The funds are used for capital improvements such as roads and bridges, Triplett said. Issue One funds could also be used for, “waste water treatment systems, water supply systems, solid waste disposal facilities, storm water and sanitary collection, storage, and treatment facilities.”

It continues, “Determine that such capital improvements are necessary to preserve and expand the public infrastructure, ensure public health, safety and welfare, create and preserve jobs, enhance employment opportunities, and improve the economic welfare of the people of Ohio.”