This 1st day of April, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Tony Zartman, Mark Holtsberry and Cindy Peters, Clerk.


Deb Guilford, superintendent, Board of DD and Ed Bohn, EMA director – Klopfenstein informed Guilford that our goal is to have an EMA and EOC (Emergency Operations Center), some storage and a facility to manage EMA. In the process, it occurred to us that there is a gym that is not being used in the PARC Lane building that possibly could be refurbished to meet our needs. We are trying to see if it is practical. Spending $200,000 is much more feasible than spending $700,000 for a new building. That building already has heating and cooling. It would be more feasible to utilize an existing space and have it put to good use. Bohn commented that ideally we could walk through the door and make things happen. Currently, EMA is all over Paulding. He is in agreement with the commissioners that the expense of a new facility is not practical when there is existing space that can be utilized. Guilford responded that the DD Board is currently looking at the heating and cooling at the facility and the gym is no longer being used as a gymnasium. Klopfenstein noted that before we do a feasibility study, we would like support from the DD Board. Guilford informed the commissioners that her board doesn’t meet again until April 25. It’s something that she can put on the agenda so they have a better understanding of what the commissioners want. Zartman added that the feasibility study will give them a lot of answers. Klopfenstein noted that from a public standpoint, it is a win-win situation.

Don Foltz, Foltz Insurance, and Ali Redmond, CORSA, met with the commissioners to discuss the CORSA renewal. Program costs for 2019-2020 were $149,101 less member equity credits of $26,990 for a total of $122,111. Last years’ costs were $122,250. CORSA Subsidized Risk Management Services for 2019-2020 includes law enforcement - jail body scanners, body worn cameras, guardian cell check technology, jail booking software, OPOTA training classes, pre-employment polygraph and psychological testing, accreditation through American Corrections Assoc., jail medical contract review and consultation, and National Commission on Correctional Health Care Certification. Cybersecurity includes vulnerability scans, virtual it security assistance, anti-phishing software and network best practice assessments. Redmond noted that we are also putting the Land Banks under coverage at no additional cost for the liability. Redmond then presented the Stewardship Report that includes HR Helpline Research of $1,060, 26 CORSA University courses; 106 motor vehicle reports; law enforcement seminar attendees reimbursed at $1,925 (OPOTA); Guard 1 Pipe System, $2,500; and $10,000 reimbursement for a body scanner. CORSA is working on an elected officials bond for no additional cost.

Scott McMichael gave a presentation on a flooding issue at the intersection of Ohio’s 49 and 111 section of homes. McMichael is seeking guidance from the county on a viable option to this flooding issue.


BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2019 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the EMA Fund (Fund 079), to-wit;

079-001-00014/EMA/Vehicle Maintenance AMOUNT: $1,000.