This 1st day of March, 2017, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Tony Zartman, Mark Holtsberry, and Nola Ginter, Clerk .



MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Deb Guilford, PCBDD, arranged for a media photo opportunity as the commissioners presented a Proclamation to recognize Developmental Disabilities month.



Sheriff Jason Landers met with the commissioners to update them on the progress toward opening the jail. He noted March 22 is the potential hire date for corrections officers and that an ad was placed in the newspaper this week. The sheriff discussed his plan to first utilize general fund dollars in his budget in an effort to build up Fund 149 (Jail operating fund) with levy dollars. The targeted date for the opening of the jail is July 1. Sheriff Landers reported 22 inmates currently being housed at the Putnam County Jail. He also commented the Harrison Street building is looking good and appears ready for the probation officers and the DARE officer to move in.



Amy Hoffman, Palmer Energy Company, met with the commissions to review the offers from suppliers that responded to the initial RFP to supply electricity for various Paulding County facilities. Nine potential suppliers were issued an RFP, with six responding. Terms of 12, 24 and 36 months were requested. Paulding County is currently with MidAmerican; however, the contract ends May 31, 2017. Hoffman recommended a 36-month agreement in an attempt to secure a low energy price. Hoffman also reminded the commissioners of a meeting on Wednesday, March 8, at 4 p.m. and a second meeting at 6 p.m. at the Payne Village office to review the Villages of Payne and Latty’s RFP. Payne and Latty village residents will be on with the selected provider unless they opt out.



Ed Bohn, Paulding County EMA, informed the commissioners he was not able to use Nixle last night to communicate the weather pattern due to non-recognized electronics (computer) at his home. He then noted a weather spotter class will be held at the OSU Extension building on Monday, March 13, at 7 p.m. Bohn expressed his thanks to the Auglaize Township Trustees in allowing him to store his smaller emergency trailer in one of their buildings. He reported the EOP is in the process of being typed and the mitigation plan is still being worked on. Bohn noted the Village of Latty has chosen Federal Signal Inc. to install its weather siren.



Randy Ruge, Paulding County Hospital, presented pricing for the Paulding County Hospital’s “concierge” plan. He provided a brochure for the commissioners’ review. Prescription drug coverage tabled for future discussion. Ruge invited the commissioners to a meeting on March 29 at the OSU Extension building where Ben Goff will be available for questions and answers on the plan.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive session at 8:08 a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.

At 8:36 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2017 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 068)

Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2107 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Sheriff’s Reserve Fund (Fund 068), to-wit;

068-001-00006/Sheriff’s Reserve/Equipment $1,500.



IN THE MATTER OF ACCEPTING THE PAULDING COUNTY HOSPITAL 2017 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET

Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, pursuant to Section §339.06(3) of the Ohio Revised Code, the Board of County Commissioners have reviewed and does hereby accept the Paulding County Hospital 2017 Operating and Capital Budget for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2017, through December 31, 2017.



IN THE MATTER OF ADOPTING CORSA’S CONCEALED CARRY POLICY REVISION/CHANGE AND UPDATING THE PAULDING COUNTY EMPLOYEE POLICY

Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, In correspondence dated February 22, 2017, CORSA (County Risk Sharing Authority), a service program of the CCAO ( County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio) announced a revision in its Concealed Carry Policy to comply with a new law, R.C. §2923.1210, effective March 21, 2017; and

WHEREAS, CORSA strongly encourages member counties to modify existing Concealed Carry Policies to comply with the new law; and

WHEREAS, Paulding County is a member of CORSA and wishes to adopt the revision/change; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby adopt the revised Concealed Carry Policy and does hereby approval to update the Paulding County Employee Policy to reflect the revision effective March 21, 2017.



IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING WESTERN BUCKEYE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER TO BE THE FISCAL AGENT FOR PAULDING COUNTY FAMILY AND CHILDREN FIRST/HELP ME GROW PROGRAM (FISCAL YEAR 2018)

Holtsberry moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize the Western Buckeye Educational Service Center to be the fiscal agent for Paulding County Family and Children First Council/Help Me Grow Program for Fiscal Year 2018, to be effective from July 1, 2017, through June 30, 2018.