This 17th 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.



MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

County Prosecutor Joe Burkard presented a bill of sale for the commissioners’ signature for the Sheriff’s office K-9. (See resolution below). The commissioners also requested an opinion letter for clarity on HB 291.



SWCD administrator Dan Foust – The commissioners passed a resolution to accept the assessments for the John Russell Ditch and to put it on ditch maintenance. (See resolution below). Foust noted that a final hearing is not required. Foust advised the commissioners that he had sent Mr. McMichael a follow-up letter regarding the excessive water issues at the intersection of Ohio’s 49 and 111.



County Treasurer Lou Ann Wannemacher distributed monthly investment reports and reviewed them with the Commissioners. Total Dollars Invested as of March 31 shows a total invested of $17,579,219.15. Investment interest income earned to date totals $102,346.46. Wannemacher then reported on real estate tax collections. The Summary of Charges report for 2018-2019 showed total delinquencies of $921,678.35. Delinquencies are down to 3%. The three-year monthly average of Sales Tax reported through February 2019, collected in April 2019, is at $150,486.36. Wannemacher reminded the commissioners that the State Auditor’s office is requesting that the commissioners sign off on the Investment reports, Delinquencies, Permissive Sales and Use Tax reports presented.



Clerk of Courts Ann Pease presented revenue and expenditures for her office in the Clerk of Courts and Title Administration. She included an action/activity report for January-March – there were 224 cases filed. In 2018, we had 970 total cases filed – also includes passports filed, tax liens, etc.



EMA director Ed Bohn – Last week was national volunteer awareness week. Paulding County Emergency Management is recognizing efforts in the county to help out first responders throughout the county. Bohn to recognized John and Jack Gideon for their countless times they have responded to first responder needs in the county, along with their helping hands when needed. Bohn also recognized Everett and Betty Bennett for their over 40 years of volunteering for their township fire department, their community and their helping hands in raising funds for the EMA Training Facility. The group then gathered on the main floor of the courthouse for a recognition plaque and photo. We will be getting grant dollars for the LEPC training from the State of Ohio. Operation Prom is coming up Friday, the 26th. Juniors and seniors from Paulding, Wayne Trace and Antwerp will be at the fairgrounds working with the State Patrol and the hospital. The hospital needs accreditation. The following weekend is Horsepower Holiday. Tomorrow the Department of Administrative Services will be in to survey the fairgrounds for electrical service needs along with the gymnasium at the school. In closing, we are all on MARCS radios throughout the county now.



IT manager Phillip Jackson discussed running fiber to the Harrison Street and prosecutor’s buildings from last October’s proposal with Metalink and the timeframe that they will be sub-contracting the work to be done.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2019 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 239)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2019 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Probate/Juvenile Tech Grant Fund (Fund 239), to wit;

FROM: 239-001-00002/ Probate/Juvenile Tech Grant/Equipment

TO: 239-001-00003/Probate/Juvenile Tech Grant/Contract Services AMOUNT: $1,224.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2019 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 147)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2019 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the PHIG Fund (Fund 147), to wit;

FROM: 147-001-20191/ PHIG/Salaries

TO: 147-001-20194/PHIG/Other Expenses AMOUNT: $1,752.89.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2019 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 010)

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 SWCD Fund (Fund 010), to-wit;

010-001-00015/SWCD/Equipment Grant AMOUNT: $5,000.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2019 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 013)

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 Ditch Maintenance Fund (Fund 013), to-wit;

013-001-00006/Ditch Maintenance/Equipment AMOUNT: $10,000.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made to go into executive session at 10:30 a.m. with the County Clerk of Courts to discuss personnel matters.

At 10:43 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



IN THE MATTER OF AWARDING BID FOR THE 2019 JOINT TOWNSHIP CHIP SEAL PROJECT

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby award the 2019 Joint Township Chip Seal Project to Ward Construction Company, Leipsic, in the amount of $231,085.50.



IN THE MATTER OF THE JOHN RUSSELL DITCH PROJECT HEARING

This day, August 22, 2018, the SWCD conducted the John Russell Ditch Project Hearing and presented to the Board of County Commissioners on April 17, 2019, to approve the maintenance assessments on this project. Others in attendance were Dan Foust and Kenneth Manz.

Foust declared the hearing for the John Russell Ditch Project located in Jackson Township opened at 1 p.m. for discussion for or against the maintenance assessments of the John Russell Ditch Project.



IN THE MATTER OF SIGNING BILL OF SALE FOR THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE K-9

WHEREAS, the County Prosecutor drafted a bill of sale to allow the purchase of the Sheriff’s office K-9 to the current owner; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, the Board of County Commissioners does hereby sign a bill of sale of Jano, the Paulding County Sheriff’s K-9, to Gary Deitrick. The Bill of Sale is available in the Commissioners’ office for public viewing.