This 12th day of December, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman , Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry and Cindy Peters, Clerk.



MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

County Prosecutor Joe Burkard met with the commissioners to discuss the economy and financing upcoming trials.



The commissioners attended a Land Bank Meeting in the conference room in the basement of the courthouse.



Sheriff Jason Landers presented his 2018 projections and monthly Jail report for the month ending Nov. 30, 2018. There were 63 male inmates serving 781 days and 29 female inmates serving 262 days in the month of November for a total of 1,043 days served. Total inmates held were 92. The average inmates held per day was 34.7 with 26 being male and 8.7 female. The average inmates stay per day was 11.3 with 12.3 being male and 9.0 female. Total meals served for the month of November totaled 2,965 meals. Sheriff also discussed the phone system for 911 and the Nixle system with the commissioners.



County Auditor Claudia Fickel and Darlene Jordan, Auditor’s office – Fickel discussed the 2019 general fund budget and her budget with the commissioners.



Jerry Zielke, Economic Development director, obtained a signature from Zartman for the Insource EZ Agreement. Zielke commented he is still working on getting water/sewer out to the CIC property on Gasser Road. Zielke noted all Revolving Loan Funds will get an itemized summary for their loans. Klopfenstein informed Zielke that the land bank is looking to move forward with adding the Liberty Fuel Stop in Antwerp to the land bank for clean-up.



Ed Bohn, EMA director, presented his Paulding County Emergency Management Agency 2018 Year in Review to the commissioners. Accomplishments include the dedication of the EMA training facility, completion of Paulding County’s Mitigation Plan, and the operation of the NIXLE 360 alert system. Bohn also procured $331,678 Fire Marshals Grant for MARCS radios for fire and EMS, $312,488 Law Enforcement SHSP Grant for MARCS radios for the Sheriff’s office, 911 communications, four local police departments and EMA. He has obtained $61,206 for FY18 SHSP Grant for a mass casualty trailer and a four-passenger UTV. Bohn also has worked with the sheriff’s office, Paulding County Hospital and R&B Fabrications and received 25 tactical trauma kits donated to county law enforcement officers. He worked with the three school districts and the Paulding County Hospital receiving Stop-the-Bleed kits in each of the schools. Bohn is in the process of getting a handbook printed by working with the school districts and first responders for School Emergency Response. He has obtained a 60kw diesel generator from the Ohio EMA along with holding the county’s annual HAZ-MAT exercise and tabletop exercise on a train derailment. Norfolk Southern Railroad put on a Railroad 101 class for county first responders. The county HAZ-MAT plan was reviewed by the State of Ohio and accepted as read for 2018. Updates and changes will be made in 2019’s plan. The Paulding County EMA/LEPC has its 26 Tier II facilities categorized, analyzed and mapped out in 2018 as a requirement each year. Paulding County LEPC held six HAZ-MAT classes in 2018 thanks to a HMEP Grant totaling $28,560. Payne Fire Department has nine firefighters get the training and certified to Technician Level for HAZ-MAT and received a $3,200 grant to maintain the certification and training. Bohn noted the six incidents that took place in the county to date. A wet micro burst struck the village of Haviland; four semi accidents resulting in hazardous material spills; six hazardous material spills in the county and Paulding County EMA assisted Antwerp Fire and EMS on a prolonged extrication at a semi accident north of the village. Public relations continue to be a part of the Paulding County EMA promoting the office and being prepared for natural disasters or manmade incidents when they occur. Bohn completed and received his certification in the Advanced Professional Series for Emergency Managers in the United States and completed the Federal Government’s SERTC Leadership and Management of Surface Transportation Hazardous Incident. Goals for 2019 will be listed in January.



Rob Goshia and Randy Ruge, Paulding County Hospital, presented the facility budget for 2019 for the Paulding County Hospital. (See resolution below.) Ruge pointed out the hospital belongs to a group purchasing organization for hospitals. Zartman thanked Ruge for his leadership and service to our county hospital and noted that his abilities have kept our hospital a viable part of this community.



Dave Cline, Board of Elections board member, discussed the board of elections budget for 2019 and the voting machines that need to be replaced in 2019. There are available grants from the State of Ohio in the amount up to $350,000 for the voting machines. The board’s goal is to be under $350,000 after selecting a vendor for the purchase.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made to go into executive session at 1:52 p.m. with the Paulding County Hospital’s Randy Ruge and Rob Goshia to discuss personnel matters.

At 1:58 p.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 112)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2018 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Gasser Road Industrial Fund (Fund 112), to-wit; 12-001-00001/Gasser Road Industrial/CIC Principal #1 AMOUNT: $8,666.68.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 001-001)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2018 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Commissioners’ Fund (Fund 001-001), to wit;

FROM: 001-001-00008/ Commissioners/Other Expenses

TO: 001-001-00014/Commissioners /Pre-Pay Work Comp AMOUNT: $1,805.92.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 001-015)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2018 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Election Board Fund (Fund 001-015), to wit;

FROM:001-015-00008/ Election Board/PERS TO: 001-015-00002/Election Board/Salary Employees AMOUNT: $200

FROM: 001-015-00008/ Election Board/Precinct Workers TO: 001-015-00002/Election Board/Salary Employees AMOUNT: $2,670

FROM: 001-015-00008/ Election Board/Workers’ Comp TO: 001-015-00002/Election Board/Equipment AMOUNT: $675

FROM: 001-015-00008/ Election Board/Other Expenses TO: 001-015-00002/Election Board/Contract/Services AMOUNT: $690

FROM: 001-015-00008/ Election Board/Advertising TO: 001-015-00002/Election Board/Contract/Services AMOUNT: $1,130.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 009)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2018 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Engineers’ Gas Tax Fund (Fund 009), to wit;

FROM: 009-001-00021/ Engineers’ Gas Tax/Contract Projects TO: 009-001-00045/Engineers’ Gas Tax/PERS AMOUNT: $3,600

FROM: 009-001-00020/ Engineers’ Gas Tax/Contract Services TO: 009-001-00017/Engineers’ Gas Tax/Materials AMOUNT: $75,000.



IN THE MATTER OF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 78)

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to make Supplemental Appropriations in the Infrastructure Projects Fund (Fund 78); to-wit:

FROM: Pay-in #119896 TO: Infrastructure Projects/Infrastructure Expense AMOUNT: $28,839.65

FROM: Pay-in #119869 TO: Infrastructure Projects/Infrastructure Expense AMOUNT: $78,430.37.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made to go into executive session at 1:52 p.m. with the Paulding County Hospital’s Randy Ruge and Rob Goshia to discuss personnel matters.

At 1:58 p.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



IN THE MATTER OF APPROVING THE AGREEMENT WITH LUCAS COUNTY CORONER TO PROVIDE AUTOPSY SERVICES FOR PAULDING COUNTY

WHEREAS, the Lucas County Coroner provides forensic autopsy services to Paulding County as requested by the Paulding County Coroner; and

WHEREAS, funds generated from autopsy services are restricted to equipment and supplies for the Lucas County Coroner’s Laboratory; and

WHEREAS, ORC 313.16 allows for laboratory examinations by a Coroner of another County; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize the renewal of the Agreement with Lucas County for autopsy services for the calendar year 2019 at the rate of $1,450 per autopsy for the forensic autopsy and routine toxicology, with non-routine tests and procedures being billed separately and according to costs incurred; that Paulding County will reimburse Lucas County for any travel necessary to provide testimony as required by law, at the current IRS standard mileage business rate; that Paulding County be responsible to transporting the body to and from the Lucas County Facility; and that the Paulding County Coroner’s office will be charged $25 for a regular body bag; and $65 for an extra large heavy-duty body bag should a body not be in a body bag when received at the Lucas County facility; and be it

FURTHER RESOLVED, this Agreement shall remain in full force and effective for a period of 12 months effective Jan. 1, 2019, and terminating Dec. 31, 2019, understanding that either party may terminate this Agreement by giving 30 days written notice of their intent to terminate Agreement.



IN THE MATTER OF ACCEPTING THE PAULDING COUNTY HOSPITAL 2019 OPERATING AND CAPITAL BUDGET

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 2019 Operating and Capital Budget for the fiscal year beginning Jan. 1, 2019, through Dec. 31, 2019.