JEFFERSON COUNTY, Ohio — Jefferson County has missed out on $200,000, after learning that a grant did not go through.
Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile said this is the second instance in which the county didn't get money due to the former director of the Regional Planning Commission.
The county was planning on using the money to replace the roof on an event center in Dillonvale, but because the building sits in a flood plain, it wasn’t eligible for the grant in the first place.
"I’m not sure what happens with the building. This is the second error oversight by the former director. The first was on a water project that cost over half a million dollars that was started before the grants were signed, and we worked every angle we could to try to get that money back. The second is this, which is $200,000+ on a roof that was planned for an event center was in a flood plain, and you can’t spend the money in a flood plain,” said Jefferson County Commissioner Tom Gentile.
It's not clear what will happen next with the event center building.