By 1808Delaware

The Delaware County Board of Commissioners, led by President Jeff Benton, convened on August 31 to discuss resolutions that impact the lives of the county’s residents. From agricultural easements to emergency management, the session was democracy at work. Here’s a closer look at the key takeaways from this meeting.

Sowing Seeds for the Future: The Agricultural Easement Program

Agriculture is the lifeblood of many communities, and Delaware County is no exception. The board passed three resolutions—23-747, 23-748, and 23-749—that aim to facilitate the agricultural easement purchase program. The board approved an agreement with First Agency Incorporated for title services and made amendments to the 2022 local agricultural easement purchase program. These resolutions not only protect farmland but also ensure the economic vitality of the agricultural sector.

Building Blocks: Facilities and Procurement

The board also turned its attention to the nuts and bolts of county operations:

  • Resolution 23-750: This approved amendments to the use of procurement cards for the Facilities Department, streamlining the purchasing process for essential supplies.
  • Resolution 23-753: This appointed new p-card coordinators for various commissioner agencies, ensuring that the procurement process runs smoothly.
  • Resolution 23-754: This approved a supplemental appropriation for the Kilbourne Improvement projects, partially financed from a Community Development block grant award.

Community and Emergency Management

Public safety is a paramount concern for any local government. The board approved the use of the Bixby conference room for an event in October through Resolution 23-751. Additionally, Resolution 23-756 was passed to assist Radner Township with local matching funds for a 2020 Hazard Mitigation Assistant Grant application. These actions highlight the board’s commitment to community well-being and preparedness for emergencies.

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