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Commissioners’ Journal May 20 PDF Print E-mail
Friday, May 31, 2013 12:12 PM

 

 

 

Commissioners’ Journal May 20, 2013.

This 20th 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 AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 185)

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 Sanitary Sewer Rev Fund (Fund 185), to-wit;

185-001-00005/Sanitary Sewer Rev/Contract Services AMOUNT: $25,000.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 185)

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 Sanitary Sewer Rev Fund (Fund 185), to-wit;

185-001-00006/Sanitary Sewer Rev/Utilities AMOUNT: $5,000.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 251)

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 CCW License Fund (Fund 251), to-wit;

251-001-00001/CCW License Fund/BCI AMOUNT: $5,000.

 

IN THE MATTER OF SUSPENDING A SESSION FOR THE PURPOSE OF MEETING WITH THE STATE AUDITOR

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the State Auditors requested a meeting to conduct the 2012 pre-engagement conference for the County; and

WHEREAS, this date was set by the State Auditors; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does agree to suspend this meeting from 10-10:15 a.m. in order to meet with the State Auditors in order to conduct the 2012 pre-engagement conference for Paulding County.

 

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Claudia Fickel, Kathy Sanderson, Auditor's Office; Cindy Peters, Clerk - In lieu of changing to a fully funded health insurance plan, there was discussion about Health Insurance Funds 88 and 189.

 

Jim Langham, Paulding Progress - Mr. Langham met with the Commissioners to discuss the former Maumee & Western Railroad. On January 2, 2013, Pioneer Railcorp's subsidiary, Michigan Southern Railroad Company (MSO), purchased the rail line formerly known as the Maumee & Western Railroad. MSO will operate the new line d/b/a Napoleon, Defiance & Western, which has approximately 51 miles of track from Woodburn, Indiana, to Liberty Center, Ohio. The line was in dire need of repair due to years of lack of maintenance. The three counties the line runs through, being Paulding, Defiance, and Henry, had tried for years to secure grants to use for improvements; but were not successful. The sale of the line brings plans to rehabilitate the line and restore two sections of the track. When completed, the Napoleon, Defiance & Western will provide consistent freight rail service to all current and potential shippers utilizing the line. Rail use would improve safety, reduce cost to customers, and promote future development along the line. The Commissioners and Economic Development directors of all three counties support this project.

 

Deb Mack, State Auditor - Deb suspended the Commissioners’ session for a pre-engagement conference (see resolution above). It was also discussed the current IT equipment needs appropriate wiring so the state auditors can utilize the Internet.

 

Jason Landers and Brion Hanenkratt, Sheriff's Office - Sheriff Landers and Mr. Hanenkratt met with the Commissioners to discuss the E-911 levy. Fund 62 is for the tracking of the E-911 levy money and is used for salaries for the E-911 staff. Fund 170 is used for wireless maintenance and to purchase equipment. Sheriff Landers reported Fund 62 currently has a balance of $203,000. 2012 expenditures in Fund 62 were $262,424.00. Mr. Hanenkratt presented a memo from the E-911 Technical Advisory Committee recommending three voting members of the yet-to-be-formed E-911 Advisory Committee.

 

Tony Langham, Paulding County Economic Development - Mr. Langham met with the Commissioners to secure a signature on an RLF [Revolving Loan Fund] subordination agreement. He also reported the RLF committee discussed the Napoleon, Defiance & Western Railroad. Mr. Langham noted the hiring committee recently met. Interviewing will begin sometime in June.

 

CORSA - Disciplining Difficult Employees - Mr. Frank Hatfield of Fishel, Hass, Kim, Albrecht, LLP presented training for the elected officials and department heads held at the Nature Center from 1-3 p.m. This training was offered as part of the CORSA Loss Control Incentive Program (LCIP). Reduction in program costs are offered from CORSA by participating in the LCIP.