Mar 18, 2022
A medical director was appointed for the Washington County 911 public safety answering points during the Thursday morning meeting of the Washington County Commission.
Fleming resident Dr. Lloyd Dennis was appointed for three years beginning April 1, said Commission President Charlie Schilling.
“Squads need counsel as to how to treat a patient in transit,” Commissioner Jamie Booth said.
Emergency Management Agency (EMA) Director Rich Hays explained the medical director will work with all the dispatch centers in the county, including Washington County Sheriff’s Office and Belpre Police Department.
Both use emergency medical dispatching, and “the software requires them to have a medical director for certain protocols,” Hays said.
A bid was awarded to Kofile Technologies Inc. of Dallas, Texas, for the digital file archival project. Paper files dating back decades will be archived to save space and remove a fire hazard at the courthouse.
The bid came in at $617,202.85.
A professional services agreement was signed with Woolpert Inc., of orthoimages of the county.
The agreement is for $252,554, with the cost split by the sheriff’s office criminal division, the engineer’s office, the county commission, the 911 levy fund and the auditor’s office.
Orthoimages are aerial photos that are geometrically corrected so the photo is uniform and can be used as a map.
In his request for the commissioners’ financial help with the project. County Engineer Roger Wright noted the “orthophoto will act as the backbone for the future tax map office project and the image quality being obtained will vastly improve spatial details, while also being a valuable tool for multiple departments for many years.”
Wright also submitted two Devola sewer documents for the commissioners to approve.
The first was the bid-phase plan, which will be fully completed and submitted to the Ohio Environmental Protection Agency “as part of the project’s final submission and a permit to install obtained.”
Once the PTI is obtained, the complete plan set, specifications and engineer’s estimate will be submitted to the commission for approval.
The second set of documents were for the appraisals of properties in Devola which will establish the Fair Market Value Estimation (FMVE) for each property.
A notice of intent to acquire was part of the second set of documents. It will be sent to Devola residents to inform them of their FMVE and the rights and options of the homeowner when it comes to the sewering on their property. The bid opening on the electrical part of the Washington County Sewer Project is 10 a.m. Thursday.
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