Delaware County

Delaware County To Accept Applications For Small Business Loans

20 Jun , 2020  

With $3.25 million in funds secured, the Delaware County Board of Commissioners has announced that, starting 8 AM on Monday, June 22, small businesses in the county that have been impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic can submit applications for loans.

The application to the county’s revolving loan fund can be accessed at https://BSBDelCo.com or by contacting Kelsey Scott at 740-833-2107.

Powell-based Buckeye State Bank is administering the program, which will provide loans between $10,000 and $25,000 over a five-year term. The loan principal can equal up to six months’ of rent, mortgage and/or utility payments. The interest rate is 4 percent with a $1,000 fee that will be added to the loan principal. Interest-only payments will be required during the first six months of repayment. Review and approval of the loan applications will take no more than 10 business days. More…

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Delaware County

Commissioners Seeking Library Board Appointee

2 Jun , 2020  

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is currently seeking to appoint a resident of Delaware County District Library service area who is interested in the future of our library system. This public board consists of seven (7) members who each serve a seven-year term. The Delaware County Board of Commissioners is seeking to appoint one member to serve an unexpired term ending on December 31, 2023. More…

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Delaware County

Commissioners Create Small Loan Fund

19 May , 2020  

On Thursday, the Delaware County Board of Commissioners approved a resolution to establish a revolving loan fund for small businesses in the county and to contribute up to $2.5 million to the fund.

A number of township and city governments in the county also are considering contributing money to the fund, which will be administered by a local bank and will provide loans of up to $25,000 to small Delaware County businesses. Ryan Rivers, Chair of Delaware County Township Association is helping to secure township and local jurisdiction support. The loan money can be used to cover up to four months of rent, mortgage and/or utilities payments. More…

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Delaware County

County Gets Go-Ahead For Property Tax Extensions

12 May , 2020  

Delaware County officials today announced they have received approval from Ohio Tax Commissioner Jeffrey McClain and the Ohio Department of Taxation for an extension of property-tax payment deadlines in the county.

The deadline for real-property tax collections has been moved from July 10, 2020, to Aug. 20, 2020. The deadline for manufactured-home tax collections has been moved from August 15 to August 31. More…

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Life in Delaware County

Delaware County Rolls Out More Economic Recovery Plans

28 Apr , 2020  

Source: Delaware County; 1808Delaware Staff

Delaware County officials today announced the next phase of economic-recovery assistance for their residents and business owners due to the COVID-19 pandemic. Included are plans to extend property-tax collection deadlines, to defer taking action on foreclosures until 2021 and to waive penalty fees on payment delinquencies.

This set of citizen and business assistance tools follows on the first phase of the County’s efforts which dealt with rent and utility needs and free business counseling. More…

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Business, Delaware County

Small Business Assistance Application Now Online

22 Apr , 2020  

An application for Delaware County’s Small Business Assistance Program is now available online.

The program, which is underwritten by a $30,000 grant from Delaware County’s Economic Development Department and the Delaware County Finance Authority, provides up to three hours of free business counseling for the owners of Delaware County businesses up to 50 employees in size.

The application form can be accessed at: http://economicdevelopment.co.delaware.oh.us/delaware-county-small-business-assistance-program. More…

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Delaware County

County Announces First Phase Of Assistance Programs

18 Apr , 2020  

Delaware County announced on Thursday a first phase of assistance programs for its residents and business owners.

The County Commissioners approved an initial grant of $89,000 to the United Way of Delaware County’s COVID-19 Community Response Fund, to provide financial assistance to eligible county residents. The financial assistance is a reallocation of Community Development Block Grant funds and will be earmarked specifically for rent/mortgage and utility needs. Residents who meet the standards for low-to moderate income will be able to request up to $500 per household. Follow-up authorization of the program from the Ohio Development Services Agency is expected in the next few days. Once all state documentation has been completed and approved, the United Way of Delaware County will be able to accept applications with approval anticipated to occur within 7 to 10 days. For more information, visit the United Way website. More…

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Delaware County

County Creates COVID-19 Information Page

18 Mar , 2020  

On Monday, Delaware County announced the creation of a new page on its website where citizens can obtain the most up-to-date information about the status of operations in County offices and departments during the present public health crisis.

Still being compiled, the page should be complete soon but already has timely and important information about such things as public access, hours of operation, contact details, and much more. All is presented in an easy-to-follow, drop down interface. More…

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Delaware County Announces Plans For Jon Peterson Memorial Plaza

27 Feb , 2020  

At their annual State of the County event, held February 25, the Delaware County Board of Commissioners announced plans to rename and dedicate a portion of its main campus in honor of late County Treasurer Jon Peterson.

Peterson, who passed away unexpectedly October 10, 2019, had been a longtime public servant, serving in elected and appointed positions in Delaware County and Franklin County and as a State Representative. He also was the pastor of Zion United Church of Christ in Delaware. More…

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Delaware County

New Good Deeds Workshops Set

21 Feb , 2020  

The Delaware County officials who created the now popular “Good Deeds” program have announced new dates and locations for future workshops.

These informational presentations highlight how the probate court process works as it relates to Real Property records and all titled vehicles. They also connect residents with local attorneys who can assist them in re-writing a Real Property deed for a nominal flat fee. More…

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Delaware County

Rankey Announces Campaign For County Treasurer

3 Feb , 2020  

Don Rankey, a successful businessman and veteran public servant, has announced his candidacy for Delaware County Treasurer.

Rankey has been endorsed by the Delaware County Republican Central Committee and will be unopposed in the March primary. The general election is set for Nov. 3. More…

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Delaware County

Snow Level Alerts Now Available From Delaware County

15 Jan , 2020  

This week,  the Delaware County’s Sheriff’s Office and 9-1-1 Center announced the availability of Snow Level Alerts via text. Anyone with a U.S. phone number can receive a text alert whenever the Delaware County Sheriff’s Office issues or lifts a Snow Emergency Level: They can sign up by texting DELCOSNOW to 888777.

“Many people may not realize it, but decisions about snow emergency levels are made on a local level by the Sheriff in each county,” said Tracy Whited, spokeswoman for Delaware County Sheriff Russell Martin. “So when they sign up to receive Snow Level Alerts for Delaware County, they are getting their alerts as quickly as possible, straight from the source of that decision.” More…

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