US grant to cover airport repaving

LISBON – The Columbiana County Airport Authority will receive another federal grant for repaving.

County Commissioner Tim Weigle reported at this week’s meeting the airport authority was recently awarded a $340,000 grant from the Federal Aviation Administration to resurface taxiways and ramps. The airport has received FAA grants in the past for similar resurfacing projects.

In other action at this week’s meeting, commissioners authorized the county park district board to contract with the county prosecutor’s offices for legal services. Park board member Eileen Dray-Bardon said her board has already approved the arrangement, as has the prosecutor’s office.

She said unlike other county offices, the prosecutor is not required by law to represent the park board. The prosecutor’s office will be paid $500 for up to 25 hours of work per year, and $50 an hour after that.

Commissioners also:

– Adopted a resolution necessary to begin the process of placing an existing 0.75-mill Children Services levy on the Nov. 4 ballot for renewal. The resolution authorizes the county auditor’s office to determine the millage generated by the levy before commissioners place the measure on the ballot.

The money from the levy is used to help fund the Children Services agency, which investigates claims of child abuse and neglect.

– Renewed a contract between the county Emergency Management Agency and DRG IT of Youngstown to continue providing IT services for the EMA. The contract is for four hours per month, with DRG paid $125 an hour.