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Commissioners’ Journal April 17, 2013 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, April 30, 2013 4:17 PM

 

 

Commissioners’ Journal April 17, 2013

 

 

This 17th day of April, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Fred Pieper, Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein and Nola Ginter, Clerk.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Mr. Tony Zartman to go into executive session at 9:06 a.m. with the County Prosecutor, Paulding County Sheriff, and the Paulding County EMA Board to discuss legal and personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein. All members voting yea.

At 9:20 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein to go into executive session at 10:42 a.m. with the Paulding County EMA Director to discuss legal and personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Tony Zartman. All members voting yea.

At 11:09 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

 

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Claudia Fickel, County Auditor - Ms. Fickel presented the financial reports for the Audit Committee meeting for the Commissioners review. She then discussed the county travel policy, particularly meal and tip reimbursement using a county credit card.

 

Jeff Hollis, All Trades - Mr. Hollis met with the Commissioners to present a check for the purchase of the old jail.

 

Jim Machock and Carrie Briggs, Wells Fargo Insurance Services - Mr. Machock and Ms. Briggs met with the Commissioners to present the County health/life insurance renewal. Open enrollment is the month of May, with renewal on June 1, 2013. Mr. Machock noted the quote for group term life insurance from Lincoln National Life Insurance Company is competitive and would be his recommendation. Mr. Machock commented the average enrollment has gone down, which effects rates due to less people in the group. The plan currently has 64 enrolled members. Mr. Machock distributed 10-month reports for the Commissioners’ review. He commented 95% of claims are going through the Lutheran Preferred network. Mr. Machock assured the Commissioners the quotes for partially self-funded plan options for the 2013-2014 coverage year will take into consideration the changes in healthcare taking place in 2014. He also pointed out the decision to be partially self-funded versus having a commercial plan has saved the county several hundred thousand dollars since 2008.

 

Everett and Betty Bennett - The Bennetts met with the Commissioners to discuss private drive issues. They want to block off their private road to prevent traffic on it. Mr. Bennett stated they have had a title search and it proved the road to be on their property. The Commissioners will investigate the Bennetts’ options.

 

AUDIT COMMITTEE

This 17th day of April, 2013, Commissioners Fred Pieper, Tony Zartman and Roy Klopfenstein met with the following members of the Audit Committee: Claudia Fickel, County Auditor; Suzanne Rister, County Court Judge; Lou Ann Wannemacher, County Treasurer; Carol Temple, County Recorder; Jason Landers, Paulding County Sheriff; Travis McGarvey, County Engineer; and Ann Pease, Clerk of Courts.

Treasurer Lou Ann Wannemacher distributed and reviewed the Sales and Use Tax for February, received in April. Sales tax received was $124,385.15, down from March 2013, by $60,960.91; and down $14,690.02 from April 2012. April sales tax revenue was down $3,605.90 from the three-year monthly average (2011-2013); however, up $6,472.57 from the six-year monthly average (2008-2013).

Claudia Fickel then reviewed the General Fund Receipts and Expenses Report ending March, 2013. General Fund receipts of $268,000.80 were down from February 2013, by $773,715.57 (due to settlement in February). March 2013, revenue was down from March 2012, by $48,331.80 and also down from the four-year average (2009-2012) for March by $488,918.96. General Fund expenses for March were down $74,725.54 from February and down from March 2012, expenses by $15,301.19. Expenses were up $6,697.10 from the four-year average (2009-2012) for March.

In other business, the Commissioners updated the elected officials on the status of the employee health insurance. They also announced they had received a certified check from the successful bidder for the old jail.

Ms Wannemacher reminded the group the Courthouse Cookout will be held on Friday, May 10, from 11:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. All donations for both activities will benefit Relay For Life.

The Commissioners reported considering new flooring for the basement restrooms and hall. They also intend to evaluate the Courthouse landscaping needs once the construction improvement projects are completed.

The group was reminded the state auditors will be arriving soon to begin the 2012 audit.

Next meeting will be May 29, 2013.