Trumbull County commissioners were expected to approve the following agenda items at their regular meeting today:
Lending $350,000 to H.M. Steel out of the county's revolving loan fund. The loan, given at 6 percent interest for 10 years, would supplement $350,000 from the city of Niles and the Mahoning Valley Economic Development Corporation and $800,000 in private contributions to renovate and bring new equipment into the Niles plant. The commissioners approved a tax abatement for the renovation last month.
Awarding a $158,654 contract to Elite General Contracting and Excavating of Warren to extend a water main to the Air Industrial Complex near the Youngstown-Warren Regional Airport. The project is being paid with a loan from the Ohio Public Works Commission.
Purchasing $21,524 in computer software to allow county employees to update a $2.3 million digital map of the county, scheduled for delivery in about six months. The digital map will eventually include all property lines and zoning designations, be linked to pictures of properties and valuations prepared by the county auditor's office and be available to the general public over the Internet, said David Ranttila, director of the project.
Approving a one month extension, through August 31, with Phillip P. Malvasi D.O. to provide medical care to inmates in the Trumbull County Jail. He is paid $17,000 per month.
Awarding a contract to Horton Electrical Contracting of Warren, to wire the Trumbull County Stone Building with electrical and computer data outlets. The work is needed to accommodate changes within the Trumbull County Child Support Enforcement Agency and allow the adult probation department to move into the building, officials say. The contract stipulates that the cost of the electrical work not exceed $35,142.
Hiring Lightgov of Boardman to create a Web page for the Trumbull County Dog Warden. The company will be paid $6,500 to initially create the page, then $1,000 a year to maintain it. The company will also collect a $2 fee on each dog license sold over the Internet.

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