This 1st day of February, 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

County Engineer Travis McGarvey met with the commissioners with the data to certify the county-maintained miles (see resolution below). McGarvey introduced his son, Cade McGarvey, who was attending the meeting to satisfy a government assignment. McGarvey also reported the 2016 annual bridge inspection has been completed. The Paulding County Engineer’s Office maintains 190 bridges in the county. McGarvey then presented a request for load limits for four bridges (see resolution below). He noted the county does three to four bridge replacements per year. Those that have a load limit placed on them have priority. McGarvey reported the OPWC funds to the townships had been approved. He also said he will be working with Ellen Smith at Maumee Valley Planning Organization to scheduling a TID meeting in February.



Jared Renollet, Paulding County Deputy Dog Warden; and Philip Fairchild – Renollet introduced Fairchild as the new assistant dog warden. Fairchild is currently attending Vantage academy and will graduate on June 5. Renollet also presented the adoption policy for the dog kennel for the commissioners’ approval (see resolution below). Dog tag sales are over (as of Jan. 31) and Renollet reported sales are even with 2016. He currently has one dog from 2016 and five total in the kennel. He greatly appreciates the shed the commissioners arranged for at the kennel site and reports the security cameras are working well.



Ed Bohn, EMA director, presented his 2016 Year in Review and 2017 projection reports for the commissioners’ review. He reminded the commissioners of the LEPC meeting today at 12:00 p.m.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Holtsberry to go into executive session at 8:04 a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.

At 8:13 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 210)

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 2017 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Public Safety Tower Fund (Fund 210), to-wit;

210-001-00001/Public Safety Tower/Maintenance Expense AMOUNT: $6,008.98.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2017 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 210)

Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2017 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Public Safety Tower Fund (Fund 210), to-wit;

FROM: 210-001-00002/Public Safety Tower/Utility Expenses

TO: 210-001-00001/Public Safety Tower/Maintenance Expense TOTAL: $1,000.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2017ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 210)

Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2017 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Public Safety Tower Fund (Fund 210), to-wit;

FROM: 210-001-00003/Public Safety Tower/Other Expenses

TO: 210-001-00001/Public Safety Tower/Maintenance Expense TOTAL: $5,000.



IN THE MATTER OF REDUCING BRIDGE LOAD LIMITS

Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, upon completion of a recent inspection of four bridges in Paulding County, County Engineer, Travis McGarvey is recommending the load limits be reduced due to structural deficiencies; and

WHEREAS, the four bridges and recommendations are as follows:

Bridge Township New Load Limit

T191-2 Brown 10 tons

T156-3.40 Auglaize 25 tons

T144-2.92 Harrison 15 tons

T33-10.64 Harrison 20 tons

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, upon the recommendation of the Paulding County Engineer, does hereby authorize the load limits for the aforementioned structures.



IN THE MATTER OF APPROVING AN ADOPTION POLICY FOR THE PAULDING COUNTY DOG KENNEL

Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby approve the Paulding County Pet Adoption Policy as presented by Jared Renollet, Paulding County Deputy Dog Warden, effective on this 1st day of February, 2017.



IN THE MATTER OF THE 2016 ANNUAL COUNTY HIGHWAY SYSTEM MILEAGE CERTIFICATION

BE IT RESOLVED, in accordance with the provisions specified in the Ohio Revised Code, Section §4501.04 (Distribution of Revenues), the Board of County Commissioners of Paulding County, Ohio, does hereby certify a total of 322.133 miles as of Dec. 31, 2016, for Paulding County.