ST. CLAIRSVILLE — The Belmont Soil and Water Conservation District will be hosting a series of informative meetings for new property owners and for owners looking to address issues on a piece of property. The series is called Property Management Checkups and will be held on the third Thursday of each month from January to June at 6pm at the Barnesville Library Annex (611 N. Chestnut St., Barnesville). Each meeting will be led by field experts and local agencies to provide up-to-date information on each subject.
• The Jan. 18 topic will cover "Everything You Need to Know About Water Wells" including: drilling, types, testing, and maintaining.
• On Feb. 15, "Everything You Need to Know About Septic Systems" will cover site selection, permitting, installation, and maintenance.
• "Breaking Down EQIP: Why Government Money Isn’t Scary" will be the topic of conversation on March 15, where the Natural Resources Conservation Service will discuss the process of contract funding through programs they offer.
• April 19 will be on "Stormwater: Unflooding Your Driveways and Basements." Officials will cover local stormwater systems, how they work, and what you can do to reduce stormwater. Hazardous waste collection programs will also be discussed.
• On May 17, "CAUV: How These Letters Impact Your Taxes" will bring in representatives to talk about what CAUV is, how to stay in compliance, and changes to the program as it pertains to the agricultural community.
• The final topic, "Everything You Need to Know About Easements" will take place June 21. Here, experts will be on hand to address questions regarding easements: what does an easement (conservation and agricultural) mean; what are the restrictions; what about selling/buy/inheriting; etc.
This program is free and open to the public. No registration is required, but call 740-526-0027 for any questions.