POMEROY, Ohio – The Meigs County Commissioners held their first meeting of the year on Jan. 3, 2019 holding both their regular session and organizational meeting to appoint employees.

All three commissioners, Randy Smith, Tim Ihle and Mike Bartrum were present for the meeting. Smith opened the meeting and Ihle led prayer. Betsy Entsminger, Clerk/Grants Administrator, led the Pledge of Allegiance. Entsminger was also reappointed as Clerk for the year.

Ihle was elected president of the board for the year with Bartrum to serve as vice president.

Appointed for the year to serve in various positions were: Chris Shank, director of Meigs County Job and Family Services; Robbie Jacks, Meigs County EMS Director; Jamie Jones, Meigs County EMA Director; Ed Newman, Apiary Inspector; Dave Davis, Meigs County Water and Sewer; Anthony Sunday, Meigs County Water and Sewer; Jeffrey Wells, Meigs County Water and Sewer; Coleen Murphy Smith, Dog Warden; Vicki Cundiff, Workers Comp; Shannon Spaun, Maintenance; Jeff Mitchell, Maintenance; Greg Smith, Part-time Maintenance; Perry Varnadoe, Economic Development Director; Ed “Tate” Werry, Maps; and Dr. D. Whiteley, Coroner. The contract with the coroner was also signed.

The commissioners will continue to have meetings at 11 a.m. on Thursdays in the Meigs County Commissioner’s Office.

The commissioners also adopted a schedule of holidays and days that the Meigs County Courthouse will be closed. The schedule is as follows for days the Courthouse will be closed for 2019: Jan. 1 – New Year’s Day; Jan. 21 – Martin Luther King Jr. Day; Feb. 18 – President’s Day; May 27 – Memorial Day; July 4 – Fourth of July; Sept. 2 – Labor Day; Aug. 15 – Closing at noon for the Meigs County Fair; Oct. 14 – Columbus Day; Nov. 5 – 1/2 Day Primary and General Election on Election Days (Primary date not included); Nov. 11 – Veterans Day; Nov. 28 – Thanksgiving; Nov. 29 – Day after Thanksgiving; Dec. 24 – 1/2 Day Christmas Eve; Dec. 25 – Christmas; and Dec. 31 – 1/2 Day New Year’s Eve. They also noted that employees who work less than full-time schedule are entitled to holiday pay only for those days and hours on which they are scheduled to work. The Meigs County Commissioners also have the discretion to add holidays for county employees by resolution.

A purchase agreement on Board of Elections equipment was tabled until the commissioner have time to review the proposal. Meigs County Prosecuting Attorney James Stanley stated he had read over the proposal and approved the agreement.

The next meeting of the Meigs County Commissioners will be Jan. 10, 2019 at 11 a.m. in the Commissioners Office.