This 22nd day of May, 2019, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Mark Holtsberry and Cindy Peters, Clerk. Absent: Roy Klopfenstein.



MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Ed Bohn, EMA director, updated the commissioners on the flooding within the county from the most recent rainfall. We had anywhere from 1.5” in northern county to over 8” in the southeast corner of the county. We had two farmers, who are with Davis Weather Group, reportedly registered over 8” of rainfall. We were fortunate that we did not have to evacuate anyone. There was water in 40-plus homes, mostly basements. The Village of Paulding was hit hardest with more people having flooding. The lagoons were already at critical levels before the rains came. There were a number of people that had raw sewage in their homes. We continue to have water rescues. ODOT had barricades up all over. A gentleman tried to cross at 108 and was washed into the guardrail. There was a woman who was a rescue on County Line Road on Van Wert side. An issue has risen with flood insurance. Bohn will be doing a press release, “If you’re not in the flood plain, you can’t buy flood insurance.” There wasn’t any county road damage, although there are some issues at the US 24 off ramp. Bohn informed the commissioners the next payment of the EMPG Grant funds should be here the first full week of June. The commissioners commended Bohn for handling the flooding issues around the county. Zartman informed Bohn that we will be having an event Feb. 12, 2020 with a bicentennial kick off at the courthouse.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made to go into executive session at 8:05 a.m. with the County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.

At 8:35 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



IN THE MATTER OF ENTERING INTO CONTRACT FOR THE MELODY ACRES DITCH PROJECT

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, does hereby enter into contract with Grindstaff Trucking and Excavating LLC, Oakwood, in the amount bid by them of $17,874.04 for the Melody Acres Ditch Project.



IN THE MATTER OF ESTABLISHING AN ADMINISTRATIVE FEE FOR A COUNTY-HELD NOTE

WHEREAS, the County has several notes from area banking institutions; and

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners opted to fund the Melody Acres Ditch note for one year; and

WHEREAS, the administrative fee of said note to be held by the Board of County Commissioners was established at 3.68% and was calculated by taking the average interest rate of other loans currently with banking institutions; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby establish 3.68% administrative fee for the Melody Acres Ditch note held by the County.