County renews contract with CASA

By JIM MAURER
STAFF WRITER

The Hancock County commissioners approved a resolution Tuesday to renew a contract with Court Appointed Special Advocates for 2018.

The county has contracted for about seven years with the organization, which provides support for abused or neglected children. Delinquency has been added as a reason for CASA intervention.

The CASA volunteers do not have to be attorneys, but they gather information and make recommendations to a judge.

The contract pays $350 per case, or $7,000 for the first 20 cases.

The commissioners also approved a contract with Classy Concrete Coatings, Findlay, for repairs to the floor of the outdoor recreation area at the Hancock County jail. The county will pay $13,720.

Separately, the commissioners approved a contract with Rader Environmental Services, Findlay, to provide weekly household hazardous waste disposal, beginning in April and ending in August.

The collection will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. on Mondays, excluding holidays, from April 9 through Aug. 27 at Litter Landing on East Sandusky Street. The county will pay up to $45,000 for the service.

The collection is for residential, not commercial, customers. There is no cost to the public.

The board also approved the appointment of John Urbanski, Josh Anderson, Yvette Mains and Cindy Orley to the Hancock County Department of Job and Family Services Planning Committee.

Separately, Jim Schroll filed a petition for ditch maintenance near McComb. Residents of the Western Meadows subdivision, between Ohio 12 and Hancock County 88, requested similar action.

Hearings on the requests will be held before bids are sought and the work is scheduled. The county usually pays for the work, then is reimbursed by assessments to property owners.

Maurer: 419-427-8420
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