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Commissioners’ Journal May 29 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, June 13, 2013 4:16 PM




Commissioners’ Journal May 29, 2013


This 29th 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.



A motion was made by Mr. Tony Zartman to go into executive session at 8:06 a.m. with the County Prosecutor and the Sheriff to discuss legal matters.

At 8:52 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, funds have been received from the Auditor of State for the MAC Program; and

WHEREAS, it is necessary to create a new line item to account for said revenue; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to create a new fund for accurately tracking the MAC Program funds in the Board of DD/Parc Lane Fund 14, to-wit;

Revenue Line Items Estimated Revenue

014-001-10042 MAC Program $50,000



Mr. Roy Klopfenstein 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 #98626

TO: 079-001-00011EMA/Other Expenses AMOUNT: $39,298.26



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, to-wit;

001-022-00001/General Fund/Insurance/Health Insurance AMOUNT: $56,154.11



This 29th day of May, 2013, Commissioners Fred Pieper, 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; Travis McGarvey, County Engineer; Joe Burkard, County Prosecutor, and Tiffany Beckman, Common Pleas Judge.

Treasurer Lou Ann Wannemacher distributed and reviewed the Sales and Use Tax for March, received in May. Sales tax received was $136,488.13, up from April, 2013, by $12,102.98; and down $558.06 from May, 2012. May sales tax revenue was up $7,430.85 from the six-year monthly average (2008-2013).

Auditor Claudia Fickel then reviewed the General Fund Receipts and Expenses Report for April, 2013. General Fund receipts of $353,490.57 were up from March, 2013, by $85,489.77. April, 2013, revenue was up from April, 2012, by $91,009.65 and also up from the four-year average (2009-2012) for April by $68,565.15. General Fund expenses for April were up $188,962.50 from March and also up from April, 2012, expenses by $94,100.36. Expenses were up $60,556.93 from the four-year average (2009-2012) for April.

In other business, Claudia Fickel suggested we focus on the state auditor comments and try to make adjustments the following year. The audit is usually completed by September, which would allow time for corrective measures for the next calendar year. Lou Ann Wannemacher reminded the Commissioners she has a broken window in her office facing the west. It needs to be replaced before the painters work to that side of the building. Commissioner Klopfenstein said he will give the painters a heads-up and also talk to them about washing the windows as they go. Judge Beckman noted the heating/cooling is hard to regulate in her courtroom. Several other elected officials commented their offices are hard to regulate as well. The County has a maintenance contract for HVAC services with Smith-Boughan. Elected Officials may call the service department to request a service call.



Bob Arend, Arend Enterprises - Mr. Arend met with the Commissioners, Sheriff Landers, Mark Figert, and Brion Hanenkratt to discuss radio communication for the County’s first responders. Mr. Arend has experience in setting up effective radio communication systems. He talked about voting systems, internet systems, and digital systems (which will soon be available). The Commissioners expressed an interest in Mr. Arend conducting an independent study to determine what Paulding County’s needs are in relation to radio communication. Mr. Arend agreed to provide the Commissioners with a quote to conduct such a study.

W.D. Miller, Lima Radio Hospital - Mr. Miller met with the Commissioners to discuss radio communication for the County’s first responders and possible solutions to coverage issues. He noted his company installed the current trunking system in 2005. The Commissioners emphasized they want to solve the problems first responders are having in the most economical way possible. Mr. Miller suggested several options. He noted that at least 40 counties are using the MARCS system.

Mark Schneider, Primex Wireless Clocks - Mr. Schneider presented materials on synchronized wireless clocks for the Commissioners’ consideration.

Ryan Mapes, SWCD - Mr. Mapes distributed the ditch maintenance report for the Commissioners’ review. He requested a copy of the joint ditch assessment resolution when Defiance and Van Wert Counties’ Commissioners meet with the Commissioners on June 17.