This 14th day of November, 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.


Aaron Timm, engineer superintendent; Randy Ruge, CEO, Paulding County Hospital – Ruge called in to discuss the Memorandum of Understanding with the commissioners and Timm for the countywide radio system. Ruge pointed out Paulding County EMS is moving their communications platform to MARCS in early 2019. Communication with EMS is the hospital's primary radio communication need; therefore, the hospital’s plan is to go to MARCS radios as well. Zartman noted that we are trying to get everyone into agreement to maintain the system. The Sheriff’s office currently is not ready for the move. Timm requested if it was possible to get the equipment back to the county to use. Ruge informed the group that he will inquire to see who owns the equipment. Zartman noted that he understands the position of the hospital. Timm explained that the county has a three-repeater system and currently has two in place. One currently will not power up. It will then be put back for a replacement, once it’s repaired. The schools and the engineer still need to sign the memorandum of understanding for maintaining the system, once it is received back from the hospital. The generator will then run and operate the system, as a backup.

Marsha Yeutter, senior center director, filled the administrative assistant position at the senior center. She also discussed her budget with the commissioners.

James Bailey, Brown & Brown, presented insurance rates for the county’s health insurance plan with an increase just slightly over 3 percent.


A motion was made to go into executive session at 8:06 a.m. with the County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters.

At 9:04 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.


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

FROM: Pay-in #119635

TO: Infrastructure Projects/Expense AMOUNT: $70,587.50.


The following were present at an elected officials’ luncheon: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Mark Holtsberry, Carol Temple, Ann Pease and Cindy Peters.

The luncheon was lightly attended due to some officials being out of town. There were some general discussions held and Carol Temple, county recorder, touched on an increase in supplies needed in her office to maintain service for the community.