Commissioners approve first round of relief grants

TROY — The Miami County Commissioners approved the first round of grant awards from the Miami County CARES! Small Business and Non-profit Relief Program on Tuesday.

According to Rich Osgood, director of the Department of Development, the first round of approvals consists of 10 small businesses and 13 non-profit organizations. The total amount of grant money being dispersed this round is $493,217.86.

The DOD is currently working on a second round of applications to be approved next, Osgood said. Applications will be accepted through the end of this week.

Visit for an application and instructions regarding how to apply for a grant.

In other business:

• A hearing date was set for Nov. 17, at 9:15 a.m., in the commissioners meeting room, regarding the proposed name change of Ginghamsburg-West Charleston Road No. 240 to West Charleston Road No. 240. Residents of the road cited concerns over fitting the entire address on documents/a need to simplify the name as reasons to petition the change.

• Commissioners accepted the resignation of Zach Friend, maintenance technician in the facilities and operations department.

• Commissioners accepted a proposal from the transit department to employ consulting services through Transit 911.

• Commissioners accepted grant agreements for the PY 2020 CHIP, CDBG funds, and HOME Investment Partnership Program funds through the DOD, as is done annually.

• Commissioners re-appointed David Bollinger to the Miami Metropolitan Housing Authority Board.

• Commissioners accepted a lease agreement for four postage machines for the county.

• Commissioners accepted a quote and authorized the purchase of a John Deere 1575 TerrainCut commercial mower for a cost not to exceed $21,639.22.