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Commissioners’ Journal May 13 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, May 16, 2013 3:11 PM

 

 

Commissioners’ Journal May 13, 2013

 

This 13th day of May, 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.

 

IN THE MATTER OF ENTERING INTO A CONTRACT WITH THE MARSH FOUNDATION

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Department of Job and Family Services is responsible under ORC §5153 for the custody, care of, and protective services for dependent, neglected and abused children; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Department of Job and Family Services is authorized under ORC §5153 to provide care and services which it deems to be in the best interest of any child who needs or is likely to need public care and services; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize the Director of Paulding County Job and Family Services to enter into a State Fiscal Year 2014 for Family Foster Care Placement and Residential Treatment Services for Youth with the Marsh Foundation, a copy of which is on file at the Paulding County Department of Job and Family Services.

 

IN THE MATTER OF CREATING NEW REVENUE AND EXPENSE LINE ITEMS IN FUND 001-017

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to create new line items in the General Fund for accurately tracking donations and expenses for the Sheriff’s Project Lifesaver, to-wit:

Revenue Line Item 001-017-10006 Project Lifesaver; Estimated Revenue $4,000.

Expense Line Item 001-017-00021 Project Lifesaver; Appropriation -0-

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 128)

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2013 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Defiance/Paulding Counties Joint Auglaize Sewer Project Fund (Fund 128), to-wit;

128-001-00001/Defiance/Paulding Counties Joint Auglaize Sewer Project/Contracted Services AMOUNT: $97,797.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 128)

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2013 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Defiance/Paulding Counties Joint Auglaize Sewer Project Fund (Fund 128), to-wit;

128-001-00009/Defiance/Paulding Counties Joint Auglaize Sewer Project/Engineering Fees AMOUNT: $10,206.94.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 169)

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2013 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Jail Debt Service Fund (Fund 169), to-wit;

169-001-00004/Jail Debt Service/Note Interest AMOUNT: $10,882.50.

 

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

David Cline, Paulding County Sheriff’s Office; and Jim Langham, Paulding Progress - Commissioner Zartman began the meeting by providing background information and the Sheriff’s Office interest in "Project Lifesaver International." David Cline of the Sheriff’s Office educated the Commissioners and Mr. Langham on the history and function of "Project Lifesaver International." Started by law enforcement officers, "Project Lifesaver" is a 501c3 non-profit organization that provides police, fire/rescue and other first responders with a program, including equipment and training, to quickly locate and rescue ’at risk’ individuals. People with cognitive disorders, especially those diagnosed with Alzheimer’s, autism, and Down Syndrome, are at high risk to the life threatening behavior of wandering off. The program provides in-depth training for law enforcement and other public safety agencies on the use of specialized electronic search and rescue equipment, technology and procedures. First responders are also taught how to communicate with people afflicted with cognitive conditions, which is an essential part of successful rescue efforts. Mr. Cline added the first 35 minutes are crucial when someone is reported missing. The system works best within a mile radius. Mr. Cline has attended informative meetings to learn how the program may benefit Paulding County. Defiance County has used the program since 2006. Coordinator Sergeant Mark Denning reports Defiance County currently has nine people subscribing to the program. Mr. Cline stated the transmitter worn by the client has a 60-day battery. Several deputies will be trained to visit the client to replace the battery within the 60-day period. Mr. Cline emphasized clients need to qualify for the program by meeting certain criteria, such as; 1) qualifying medical diagnosis; 2) requiring 24 hour care giving services; 3) have a history of wandering off. The Commissioners noted they will request the Auditor to establish new line items for the revenue and expenses of this program in the General Fund. The initial set-up fee for the program will be funded by the Sheriff’s Office. Donations will be accepted to offset the expense and when the program is in full swing, expenses will be minimal. Mr. Cline reported the operational agreement was signed and sent on May 9. The time and date for training deputies will be scheduled soon. If consumers would like more information about "Project Lifesaver International", they can look on the website found at projectlifesaver.org.