This 5th day of August, 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.


Ed Bohn informed the commissioners of the active shooter table top exercise with each school building, i.e., Grover Hill, Payne, Wayne Trace High School, Divine Mercy, Paulding High School and Elementary, Oakwood Elementary and Antwerp Local School. We are getting everyone together to know when and where they are to be in the event of an active shooter. Bohn also noted that Aug. 30 is the deadline to apply for any projects by the county mitigation grant. We are working on getting a storm shelter for the fairgrounds and tornado sirens with the grant money. We can’t expect to replace all 18 sirens at once. Klopfenstein asked Bohn to make a priority list of the sirens (location and age). Bohn added that this is what we want to do to protect our Paulding County citizens. Allen, Putnam and Wood counties received less EMPG funds – we will find out shortly if we get any additional funds. We received the same LEPC grant funding. Additionally, Bohn reported we had a meeting with the Paulding County Fireman’s Association about the EMA Training Facility. Some chiefs were asking when they can come out and train. Bohn pointed out he has given the information to all of the chiefs that the facility can be utilized for training. The EMA director also noted we are meeting tonight with Rapid Task Force Training in Antwerp. Every EMT will have awareness training advising of what their role will be if they are not the lead agency. Following that training, we will select two individuals to get extensive operations training to coordinate efforts to go into the warm zone. Lastly, there is still money left in the Training Facility Fund with an outstanding invoice yet to pay. The commissioners will discuss the remaining balance left in that fund once all of the invoices have been paid.


A motion was made to go into executive session at 8:47 a.m. with the County Auditor and County Treasurer to consider the investigation of charges or complaints against a public employee, official, licensee, or regulated individual, unless the employee, official licensee or regulated individual requests a public hearing.

At 9:15 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.


WHEREAS, a new revenue line item must be created to accurately track revenue associated with the John Russell Ditch Maintenance Fund; now therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to create a new revenue line item in the Ditch Maintenance Fund (Fund 013), and estimate the revenue for said fund, to-wit;

Revenue Line Item: 013-001-10135 John Russell Ditch Maintenance

Estimated Revenue: $500.