NEW SENIOR CENTER DISCUSSED … Following the June 8, 2021 Fulton County Commissioners meeting, (left to right) Kyle Wilcoxon, Sheri Rychener and Craig Pickerel met with the Commissioners to discuss the upcoming new Fulton County Senior Center. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
The June 8, 2021 regular session to approve resolutions was held as usual by the Fulton County Commissioners, but they also attended two meetings for the purpose of discussion that day. Village of Delta Mayor and Administrator were present for one meeting and Fulton County Senior Center Director was present for the second.
Items approved during regular session included:
-Minutes from June 3, 2021
-Agenda for June 8, 2021
-Payment of bills
-Increase and transfer of appropriations for various departments
-Resolution 414 Accept retirement resignation of a Senior Center employee
-Resolution 415 Approve and authorize ad for the York Township Road 10 Project
-Purchase orders and travel requests.
The meeting adjourned at 9:15 and at 9:30 the commissioners met with Delta Mayor Frank Wilton and Village Administrator Brad Peebles to discuss the Infrastructure on County Road H. Peebles explained that as the village and the county have adjacent properties, and the village is looking to grow, they need more water and sewer access.
They want to extend sanitary sewer to NOVA Steel, along with the water for which they have already applied.
They hope to do it in a way that it would open up the area for more industrial and commercial growth. He gave plenty of details for the commissioners and asked if they would consider helping fund the sewer.
Following discussion, it was agreed that it would make more sense for the commissioners to assist with the water funds, as they can recoup money from that, and let the village use their money for the sewer project. It is still in the discussion stage.
The next meeting was with the Fulton County Senior Center Director, Sheri Rychener and Kyle Wilcoxon who is Head Cook and Kitchen Manager and was held to discuss the possibilities of a new Senior Center.
The plans are in the beginning stages but the land has already been determined.
The new building will be erected on the land just north of the pond next to the Fulton County Health Center, and behind the newest doctor’s offices, 495 S. Shoop Avenue.
The entrance will be off of County Road E, instead of Shoop, making it much safer for the senior citizen drivers and the semis that deliver there.
Rychener, Wilcoxon and the Commissioners discussed details of the new center, especially happy to have the architect, Craig Pickerel of PMB Associates, there at the meeting as well, assuring them that he can do whatever they desire.
The details of the interior, the parking lot and even how to disguise the newly purchased 10×12 outdoor cooler were discussed.
The size of the dining room, how many it needs to seat during a large event and the importance of the size of the Pickel Ball court were also covered.
They did not make any official decisions, but County Engineer Vond Hall stated after the meeting that it will most likely be started within the next three years and it has to be completed within the next five years in order for the grant money to be used correctly.
At the end of the meeting, the Commissioners asked Pickerel to go to the next step for the 8 million dollar project and let them know when he needs to meet again.
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