County to offer veteran IDs

By Cecilia Fox -

MIAMI COUNTY — The Miami County Recorder will now be issuing veteran identification cards, following authorization from the county commissioners at their meeting Thursday.

The cards can be used an alternative form of voter ID and at businesses and restaurants that provide discounts and benefits to veterans. The cards cannot be used to obtain benefits from the Veteran’s Administration.

The county recorder’s office will charge $1 per ID card.

“I think this is going to be a good program for our veterans in the county,” Commissioner Greg Simmons said.

To receive a veteran ID, individuals must apply in person and present their armed forces discharge record, as well as two forms of valid identification (at least one photo ID).

The Miami County Veterans Services Board purchased a computer, as well as necessary software and supplies, which it will loan to the county recorder to produce the ID cards.

In other business, the commissioners signed an agreement with Rumpke for trash removal at the West Central Juvenile Facility. The three-year agreement set monthly rates of $173 per month for trash collection and $42 per month for cardboard.

The board also accepted a quote from Aqua-Line Inc. of Findlay, Ohio, for water leak detection. The company will perform detection services on water mains, services lines, and appurtenances in the Deer Cliff Run subdivision and along North County Road 25-A. The cost is not to exceed $1,264.

The commissioners accepted another quote from Buckeye Power Sales of West Chester, Ohio, for annual maintenance and load testing of the generator at the county engineer’s office. The cost of this service is not to exceed $1,130.

By Cecilia Fox

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