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Wednesday, February 26, 2014 5:04 PM

Commissioners’ Journal February 12, 2014

This 12th day of February, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper, and Nola Ginter, Clerk.

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Sheriff Jason Landers and Brion Hanenkratt, E-911 Coordinator - Sheriff Landers reported the Dog Kennel heating system is scheduled for repair. He then presented his Sheriff’s Report for the Commissioners’ review. Mr. Landers noted he has ordered the vehicle that will be primarily used to transport inmates to the Putnam County Jail. Commissioner Klopfenstein shared a picture of 4-H members at a recent K-9 officer demonstration. Mr. Klopfenstein commented on the professionalism of the dog’s handler and was also impressed by the dog’s performance. Sheriff Landers stated he is pleased with the addition of the K-9 officer.

 

Dick Miller, MARCS - Mr. Miller presented a business plan/rollout to the Commissioners, Sheriff Landers, and Brion Hanenkratt. MARCS provides shared communications services for Ohio public safety. Mr. Miller emphasized shared services saves money, maximizes interoperability, and saves lives. He reported MARCS currently has over 40,000 radios activated and has 700 user agencies, with 218 towers statewide.

 

Jerry Zielke, PC Economic Development Director - Mr. Zielke reports things are going well at the Paulding County Economic Development office. He recommended Kathy Cadwallader be appointed to the RLF Board (see resolution below). Mr. Zielke also noted there remain two vacancies on the RLF Board. He then reported he had attended a forum in Toledo last week promoting industry growth. Mr. Zielke commented he has had three more new projects since he last met with the Commissioners. He will be attending the March 13 NORAD annual meeting at the French Quarter in Perrysburg and he invited the Commissioners to accompany him. Mr. Zielke also attended the transportation planning meeting last week and presented a map pointing out the roadways in Paulding County that have the most traffic. He worked in conjunction with the County Engineer to draw up the map.

 

Niki Warncke, Maumee Valley Planning Organization - Ms. Warncke chaired the FY 2014 CDBG first public hearing. In attendance were: Marsha Yeutter (Senior Center), Richard Bowers (Mayor of Haviland), Janet Stroup (Mayor of Melrose), Jerry Zielke (PC Economic Development), Marty Adams (Brown Township Trustee), Ron Hunter (Mayor of Broughton), Carly Turner (Village of Cecil), Mark Holtsberry (Jackson Township Trustee), Greg White (Mayor of Paulding), Harry Wiebe (Paulding Administrator), Craig Knapke and Brice Schmitmeyer (Access Engineering Solutions), Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein and Fred Pieper (Commissioners). Ms. Warncke distributed a packet of paperwork which included a listing of the program/funding breakdown and a program overview for Paulding County, comparing amounts available for FY 2013 to what is anticipated for FY 2014. Ms. Warncke then reviewed the CDBG Community Development Allocation Program Application and guidelines. She noted the applications are due to MVPO by 4 p.m. on Friday, April 11, 2014. The Commissioners will consider the projects and make recommendations to MVPO for their funding in May. Final applications are due to the state by June 22. Awarded projects will have until December 31, 2015, to be completed. Ms. Warncke encouraged all applicants to call her if they need assistance in completing the application. She anticipates the amount available for FY 2014 will be the same as FY 2013 ($60,000 available for up to three projects). Ms. Warncke then reviewed the 2014 Application for CDBG Community Development Competitive Program. She explained this is a statewide competitive program broken down into three sub-programs: Critical Infrastructure Program, Neighborhood Revitalization Program and Downtown Revitalization Program. Applications for the Competitive Program are also due to MVPO on Friday, April 11, 2014, by 4 p.m. The maximum request on each of the programs is $280,000. Ms. Warncke encouraged all in attendance to apply for these funds as they are separate from the Allocation Program funds. She again reminded the group of her availability to assist in the application process for both CDBG programs.

 

Gary Adkins, CEO, Paulding County Hospital - Mr. Adkins met briefly with the Commissioners to update them on the status of the hospital. He remains optimistic; however, has some concerns with the changes in the healthcare system. He noted one of the challenges most hospitals face is the increase in outpatient services, which severely cuts into the use of and reimbursement for the inpatient rooms. Mr. Adkins noted the Paulding County Hospital has been proactive in broadening the services they provide to survive the impact of health care reform. He went on to say the board members are very involved and reminded the Commissioners there is a board seat that will expire on March 1, 2014. Applications for this board seat can be obtained at the Commissioners’ office. The successful candidate must be Republican or Independent.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein to go into executive session at 8:06 a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor, County Auditor, and the Director of Paulding County Senior Center to discuss legal matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fred Pieper. All members voting yea.

At 8:55 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

 

IN THE MATTER OF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 078)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize and direct the County Auditor to make a Supplemental Appropriation for the following:

FROM: Pay-In #101609

TO: 078-001-00001/Infrastructure Projects/Infrastructure Projects          AMOUNT: $5,089.25

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2014 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 024)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2014 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Permissive Tax Fund (Fund 024), to-wit;

024-001-00001/Permissive Tax/MVR Expenses          $18,907.82

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2014 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 147)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2014 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the PHIG Fund (Fund 147), to-wit;

Fund/Dept/Account                                                      Appropriation                              Amended Appropriation

147-001-20141/PHIG/Salaries-Employees                    $22,649.36                                        $23,198.40

147-001-20144/PHIG/Other Expenses                            $7,969.64                                        $5,801.20

147-001-20145/PHIG/Contract & Services                     $1,449.75                                        $2,899.50

 

 

IN THE MATTER OF REDUCING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 003)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to reduce the 2014 Annual Appropriation in the Health Department Fund (Fund 003), to-wit;

003-001-00016/Health Department/NACCHO Adv Pract CT Grant          Current Appropriation:          $4,576.46

Change (+ or -)                    -$2,448.56

New Appropriation               $2,127.90

 

IN THE MATTER OF APPOINTMENT TO THE PAULDING COUNTY REVOLVING LOAN FUND BOARD

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mrs. Kathy Cadwallader to serve on the Paulding County Revolving Loan Fund Board.