LOGAN — At a special meeting of the Logan County Commission (LCC) held May 18, the Logan County Housing Authority (LCHA) was established and members of authority were named to staggered terms.
Potential transfers of two parcels of land in to the LCHA were also approved.
During the meeting Logan County Administrator Rocky Adkins explained the LCC created the housing authority because the civilian group would have more leeway to govern public housing in the county than the commission.
Land consisting of property that formerly served as the boulevard in Logan near construction of the new bridge to State Rt. 10. along with several acres of property owned by the county near the old Earling Grade School in the Rita area of Logan County were also transferred to the LCHA.
Adkins noted the number of years a project goes through the grant process becomes a positive factor in the grant approval process.
Adkins explained grant funding applications have been submitted to construct public housing at both locations; however, he noted the county would be, “extremely blessed,” to have both applications approved.
The LCC also appointed board members for the housing authority.
Roger Ramey was appointed to a five year term, Tom Crosby was appointed to a four year term, Joel McNeely was appointed to a three year term, Scotty Dingess was appointed to a two year term and Tom Beckette was appointed to a one year term.
The next meeting of the LCC is set for 3 p.m. on May 23 at the Logan County Courthouse.
Owen Wells is a reporter for Civitas Media. He can be reached at 304-752-6950 ext. 1729 or by email at email@example.com