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State of Ohio - Controlling Board Request
30 East Broad Street, 34th Floor
Columbus, Ohio 43215-3457
(614) 466-5721 FAX:(614) 466-3813
CAPITAL REQUEST Controlling Board No.
Status:  Approved
Meeting Date:  2/26/2018


Hocking Technical College

Hocking Technical College

Eligible for Local Administration?
Real Estate Acquisition
    Release of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G)
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Higher Education Authorization Request (Sec. 3333.071)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:
Fiscal Year(s)
Bill No.
Eligible for OBM
Director Approval?
Capital Request
    Release of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G)
    Transfer of Capital Funds (R.C.Sec. 127.14G and/or Sec. 127.15)
    Waiver of Competitive Selection (R.C.Sec. 127.16B)
      No Competitive Opportunity
      Agency Released Competitive Opportunity
    Agency Released Competitive Opportunity (R.C.Sec. 127.162)
    Release Percent for Arts (R.C.Sec. 3379.10)
    Other Statutory Authority/Bill Section:

Owner No. of
Acres Previously
Purchased in Area
Balance of Acres
to be purchased
Purchase is Additional to
Real Estate Area of
Joseph & Marianna Holtel  0.32600000500679 0 0 Purchase of Land & Building
Option Price Name of 1st Appraiser Name of 2nd Appraiser
Total Per Acre Charles R. Porter III, MAI  Robert Weiler Company 
$320,000.00 $27,720.00
Taxation Value (100%) Value of 1st Appraiser Value of 2nd Appraiser
Total Per Acre Total Per Acre Total Per Acre
$341,220.00 $85,140.00 $320,000.00 $85,140.00 $320,000.00 $85,140.00
County Township/Municipality If local funds are to be used, state the source of the funds
Athens  Nelsonville / York Twp  Strategic Reserve Funds 
Most Recent Sale of Real Estate Second Most Recent Sale of Real Estate
Date Price Date Price
03/11/1992  $67,000.00  08/01/1989  $10,300.00 

FromToFYFund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTransfer AmountPrev Rel Amount

Fund GroupFund CodeAppropriation Line ItemAppropriation Line Item NameTotal Amount

J. William Hill 02/26/2018
Agency Director or Authorized Agent On The Date Of
01/26/2018 Christine Morrison
Date Controlling Board President/OBM Director
Name:  J. William Hill Title:  Senior Financial Analyst
Phone:  (740) 753 - 6561 Fax:  (740) 753 - 6167 E-Mail:
  Hocking Technical College respectfully requests Controlling Board approval to purchase the 4,284 square foot, masonry commercial building located at 222 Myers Street in Nelsonville, Ohio, Athens County, in the amount of $320,000.00 from Joseph and Marianna Holtel.  
  Benefit to College: Hocking College will utilize the building as an instructional classroom and practicum site for students in the Animal Assisted Therapy program that is scheduled to begin in the Autumn semester of 2018. The Associate of Applied Science in Animal Assisted Therapy will be comprised of majors in Equine and Canine and includes short-term certificates in Canine Training and Pet Grooming. The curriculum is designed to meet the Professional Assisted Therapy Horsemanship Intl. (PATH) training center standards as well train students to become PATH certified instructors. Students in the canine major will work to meet the standards of the National Dog Groomers Association of America (NDGAA), Master Groomer Certification, and the Certified Council for Professional Dog Trainers. Currently used as a medical office, the building provides the space needed for training, most-notably for the canine major. Located in the Historic Town Center of Nelsonville, the building will provide convenient community access to pet grooming and training services offered through the practicum portion of the curriculum. This provides an added element of entrepreneurship to the program as well as much-needed grooming and training services in Nelsonville, Ohio.

Economic Development Through Sector Development: The Animal Assisted Therapy program blends therapeutic activities, entrepreneurship, and workforce development to create economic growth through sector development and training. Students who are trained in this program will have the option of entering the workforce or starting a new business. This pathway to entrepreneurship is critical to new business development in the region, and the "grow-your-own" initiatives that are supporting economic development across Appalachia.

According to the Bureau of Labor Statistics (May 2016), the total number of individuals employed as Ohio Animal Trainers was 13,590, with an expected increase of 4% in the next year. The professional sector is expected to increase by 5,900 individuals between 2016-2020. In addition, Animal Care and Service Workers (dog groomers) are expected to grow by 20% from 296,400 to 355,100 (an increase of 58,700 jobs) between 2016-2017. The therapy field is also growing at a rate of 28-30% with occupational, physical, and speech therapists typically filling this niche. The Animal Assisted Therapy program provides relevant training opportunities to students and a highly-skilled workforce to these growing sectors.

The Animal Assisted Therapy program has the power to change the lives of individuals who are living with physical, cognitive, and emotional challenges, encouraging them to find power and independence through animals and engaging them in a number of therapeutic activities. Ultimately students will empower individuals with these challenges, helping them find strength and independence by developing relationships with service animals.

Appraised Value: The property was appraised by the Charles Porter Company for $320,000.00. A second commercial appraisal was completed by The Robert Weiler Company for $320,000.00. The Athens County Auditor has appraised the property at $282,140.00.

The building is zoned C-1 Downtown Commercial District, was constructed in 1993 and is currently being used as a medical office.

Student Fees: No student fees will be used in the acquisition. The College has not increased its tuition for students since 2013 and the College has determined no increase for the coming academic year. The tuition for a full-time student taking 12-18 credit hours is $2195 per semester, comparable to other two year institutions and making the College one of the lowest institutions in the State.
Attachments Controlling Board Request No.: HTC0100054
Attachment TypeAttachment Description
Real Estate Appraisal Robert Weiler Company Appraisal
Real Estate Appraisal The Charles R. Porter Company Appraisal
Other MAP
Other Purchase Agreement
Other DAS Appraisal Review Letter