This 5th day of December, 2018, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry and Cindy Peters, Clerk. Absent: Tony Zartman.



MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

County Prosecutor Joe Burkard briefly discussed county business with the commissioners, including his 2019 budget.



Dan Foust, SWCD, compiled numbers and presented reports for SWCD appropriations per county from all of Ohio’s 88 counties along with a financial analysis graph report, income and expense report showing a forecast through 2021. Foust also presented an employee salary survey for Area 1. Foust indicated that Paulding County Soil & Water Conservation District would like to stay with their three full-time employees, which is where they are currently. Van Wert County is similarly funded with three full-time employees as well



County Engineer Travis McGarvey informed the commissioners there was a Transportation Improvement District (TID) meeting this morning and another one planned for January. McGarvey also informed the commissioners that the bridge on Township Road 191 is open. The bridge on Road 82 will be open in approximately two weeks. McGarvey noted the hold-up is the guardrail company coming in. There are also some water issues on Road 10 at the Defiance/Paulding County line in Auglaize Township about one-half mile east of the river road. There is also a bridge on Road 151 over Prairie Creek between Roads 60 and 72 in Latty and Washington Township that needs the weight limit lowered. The current limit is at 30 tons. (See resolution below.)



EMA director Ed Bohn presented the Nixle Liability Release Form that will be emailed to the sheriff and added to the commissioners web page so that people can opt out of countywide emergency phone calls if they so choose. Bohn also noted that the grant for the Homeland Security FY17 Radio Grant has gone out to bid. The bids also go out next week for the two telescoping light towers in Defiance, Putnam, Williams and Paulding counties. Bohn also informed the commissioners a meeting was held with the county fire chiefs and Vantage. They have agreed to sign a contract for the burn building. Bohn lastly informed the commissioners that the first annual Merry and Bright Festival was a success.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 134)

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 County Court Special Project Fund (Fund 134), to-wit;

134-001-00003/Co. Court Special Projects/IDIAM - AMOUNT: $3,921.

         

IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 001-010)

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 Juvenile Court Fund (Fund 001-010), to wit;

FROM: 001-010-00009/ Juvenile Court/Other Expenses

TO: 001-010-00006/Juvenile Court/Child Support AMOUNT: $1,500.



IN THE MATTER OF REDUCING A BRIDGE LOAD LIMIT

WHEREAS, upon completion of a recent inspection of bridge PAUCR151-4.34 on the Latty and Washington Township line between Road 60 and Road 72, in Section 12 (Latty Township) and Section 7 (Washington Township), on County Road 151 over Prairie Creek, the Paulding County Engineer, Travis McGarvey is recommending the load limit be reduced due to structural deficiencies; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, upon the recommendation of the Paulding County Engineer, does hereby authorize the load limit for the aforementioned structure; to-wit;

Bridge PAUCR151-4.34, Latty Township, Section 12 and Washington Township, Section 7; New Load Limit: 10 tons.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made to go into executive session at 8:30 a.m. with the county prosecutor and county auditor to discuss legal matters.

At 8:39 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.