This 19th day of November, 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 Engineer Travis McGarvey met with the commissioners to discuss health insurance for the Engineer’s office.



Chad Crosby, County Engineer’s Office, received bids for the Eagle Creek Wilson Ditch Award No. 26. on Friday, Nov. 16. The Engineer’s estimate was $85,210. The bid for Bradford Excavating of Oakwood came in at $98,762; and Poling Excavating and Waterways of Convoy came in at $84,755. A recommendation for the commissioners to pass a resolution awarding the bid will be made by the County Engineer on Nov. 20.



Mark Taner, Dave Stouffer and Mike Porter met with the commissioners representing Black Swamp, Maumee Tractor Club. The club is a non-profit organization looking for a location to make a home where they can have their antique tractor pulls. The purpose of this club is to preserve ag history. They average 50-70 members, of which the majority is from Paulding County. The reason for the club is to get young kids interested in getting mechanics into their hands. They also have some members in surrounding counties. Some are active in the historical society. Other events they participate in include the John Paulding Days Parade, Randy Goings residence for an annual tractor ride, the Fall Festival, Christmas parade, the Defiance Mall (Tinora young farmers and Defiance County SWCD set up a display and fundraise inside the mall). Justin Carnahan is the president of the tractor club. The new proposed location lies across from the fairgrounds, north of the parking area in the grassy lot. They would like to put in a track, a 30x300-foot strip, and go in and spray with Roundup. Individuals would have to have membership to the club before pulling so that they are covered by insurance. The club provides safety precautions and puts up tents, electric generators, scales and rents port-a-johns. The first Saturday in June is more practical due to sled availability. They would make sure the area is clean from debris once the event is over. The commissioners agreed to discuss the proposal and get back to Taner with an answer if the tractor club has permission to use the county grounds.



Tim Franklin, Park District, explained to the commissioners that the Park District has a project for Five Span Park. He commented the Park District bought a 24-foot pontoon and wants to put a dock in. They need to do some work along the bank that requires an excavator. Their hope is to have a concrete pad with a floating dock, with some financial help from the county in the amount of $5,000. Their need is to buy the ramp, concrete and materials. They did receive a grant from REA; most of that was used to trim trees that were a liability. The Park District also submitted a grant for a pavilion for Rochester Park. The Friends of the Park has been doing a pretty good job of raising funds. Franklin noted that they have fire rings at all of the parks now. They also have restrooms and trash cans there. All work is done by volunteers. They want to clear out a bunch of poison ivy and spray and thin out some of the trees – identify the good trees, protect them and open it up a little bit. The Park District is looking at the park area a little differently. There is a lot of space occupied by asphalt and they would like to get it back to green or a building down the road. Any help from the county will be appreciated.



EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made to go into executive session at 8:40 a.m. with the County Engineer to discuss personnel matters.

At 8:48 a.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 001-022)

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 General Fund/Insurance/Health (Fund 001-022), to-wit;

Insurance /Health Insurance AMOUNT: $144,642.09.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 001-008)

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 General Fund/Common Pleas (Fund 001-008), to-wit;

Common Pleas /Attorney Fees AMOUNT: $6,000.



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

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 Soil Conservation Fund (Fund 010-001), to-wit;

Soil Conservation/Other Expenses AMOUNT: $1,800.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 251)

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 Conceal Carry License Fund (Fund 251), to-wit;

CCW/Miscellaneous AMOUNT: $7,256.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 014)

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 Board of DD/Parc Lane Fund (Fund 014), to-wit;

Board of DD/PARC Lane/Salary- Employees AMOUNT: $6,500.



IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 016)

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 Jacob Farm Lane Fund (Fund 016), to-wit;

Jacob Farm/Other Expenses AMOUNT: $75,000.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 239)

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 Probate/Juvenile Tech Grant Fund (Fund 239), to wit;

FROM: Technology Grant/Training

TO: Technology Grant/Contract Services AMOUNT: $7,971.33.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 239)

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 Probate/Juvenile Tech Grant Fund (Fund 239), to wit;

FROM: Technology Grant/Equipment

TO: Technology Grant/Contract Services AMOUNT: $81,818.



IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2018 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 239)

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 Probate/Juvenile Tech Grant Fund (Fund 239), to wit;

FROM: Technology Grant/Other Expenses

TO: Technology Grant/Contract Services AMOUNT: $7,971.33.