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Wednesday, July 03, 2013 8:40 PM

Commissioners’ Journal July 1, 2013

This 1st day of July, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners met in special 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 9:53 a.m. with the County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein. All members voting yea.

At 10:09 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 002)

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 Dog & Kennel Fund (Fund 002), to-wit;

002-001-00003/Dog & Kennel/Supplies AMOUNT: $6,000

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 186)

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 Bond Payment Fund (Fund 186), to-wit;

186-001-00002/Sanitary Sewer Bond Payment/Rural Development Interest Payment AMOUNT: $84,847.50

 

IN THE MATTER OF AWARDING BID FOR THE 2013 COUNTY CHIP SEAL PROJECT

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, two (2) proposals were received for the 2013 County Chip Seal Project on June 26, 2013; and

WHEREAS, after review of the aforementioned proposals, the Paulding County Engineer, Travis McGarvey, has recommended that the project be awarded to Henry W. Bergman, Inc., 218 E 9th Street, Genoa OH 43430; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby award the 2013 County Chip Seal Project to Henry W. Bergman, Inc. in the amount of $80,681.58.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING THE PAULDING COUNTY ENGINEER TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE 2013 BENTON TOWNSHIP ET AL, ROAD IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Mr. Tony Zartman adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize Travis McGarvey, Paulding County Engineer, to advertise in a paper of general circulation within the County for three consecutive weeks for bids for the 2013 Benton Township et al, Road Improvements Project.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING THE PAULDING COUNTY ENGINEER TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE 2013 PAULDING COUNTY PAVING PROJECT

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize Travis McGarvey, Paulding County Engineer, to advertise in a paper of general circulation within the County for two consecutive weeks for bids for the 2013 Paulding County Paving Project.

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE PAULDING COUNTY DOG WARDEN

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby terminate the employment of Georgia Dyson as Paulding County Dog Warden effective at 1:15 p.m. on this day, Monday, July 1, 2013.

 

APPOINTMENT OF INTERIM PAULDING COUNTY DOG WARDEN

Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby approve the appointment of Brandon Shuherk as interim Paulding County Dog Warden effective at 1:15 p.m. on this day, Monday, July 1, 2103.

 

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Claudia Fickel, Paulding County Auditor - Ms. Fickel met briefly with the Commissioners to follow up on the Iberdrola wind farm and the Ohio Department of Development. The calculation of the PILOT is determined by the certified report of Ohio domiciled workers on the wind farm. The Iberdrola farm has been operational for the entire 2013 calendar year and the PILOT will be due in February 2014. Commissioner Zartman made a telephone call to the Ohio Department of Development and left a message for assistance with this. Ms. Fickel also mentioned she had spoken with Jill Popp of Maximus to inform her about the change in Paulding County Department of Job and Family Services. As of October 1, 2103, Paulding and Defiance Counties Department of Job and Family Services will consolidate and be a joint agency. Maximus provides cost allocation calculations, allowing the County to collect fees for services rendered to various county entities.

Marsha Yeutter, Senior Center - Ms. Yeutter explained the Title III funding and the various services those funds provide. Title III grants are federal dollars administered as a result of the Older Americans Act. Ms. Yeutter stated the federal allocation for Title III makes up .04% of the federal budget. Title III (B) helps fund the cost of transportation provided by the Senior Center. It constitutes about $58,000 of the current year budget. Title III (C) is used for meals/nutrition. The amount of this grant is usually around $76,000. Ms. Yeutter noted another revenue source is Project Income, which is funding (by donation/contribution) generated from the senior citizens using the services. She explained the Senior Center uses the Project Income first, then draws down from the Title II dollars, and finally utilize local levy tax dollars. She remarked the Title III (C) dollars used for meals is usually exhausted by June. She also emphasized that nobody is turned away for services because of their inability to personally donate. Ms. Yeutter further noted that the agency has seen an increase in Passport revenue. She went on to update the Commissioners on the Senior Center's vehicle status. The campaign to raise donations for a new van will begin soon. Ms. Yeutter estimates the cost of a new van will be $46,000. CDBG grant dollars have been secured for $15,000.00. The Area Office on Aging recently monitored the Paulding County Senior Center's funding with positive end results. Ms. Yeutter noted she will be on vacation next week.

Georgia and Shane Dyson - Ms. Dyson met with the Commissioners at their request. Her husband also attended the meeting. Ms. Dyson reported she did not have her 'fit for duty' release, stating the doctor hasn't seen her frequently enough to write one. This documentation is necessary for her to fill her new position as Dog Warden/Special Deputy and she will be on administrative leave until it is secured. Commissioner Pieper asked Ms. Dyson when she was last at the dog kennel and she answered she had been there Saturday, June 29, to feed, water, and clean. The Commissioners presented pictures taken this morning, July 1, 2013, which showed mice droppings on the floor, counter tops and computer printer, dog feces on the floor of the dog pens, and the lack of water in the bowls. She did admit that the kennel was a mess, and said it was a result of her being on medical leave. Ms. Dyson then stated that Con and Brandon Shuherk had called her offering to feed and water on Sunday, June 30, to save her a trip to the kennel. The Commissioners noted she had been back to work since June 24. They further noted the assistant Dog Warden, Ken Huckabaa, had agreed to stay on as needed until June 30. Commissioner Pieper questioned Ms. Dyson about medication for a dog that was found hanging on the door of its cage. He said the date on the unopened medication was June 27 and that it appeared as though none of the doses had been administered to the dog. Mr. Pieper went on to say that the Commissioners had tried to make this job transition possible for her; however, she has made it difficult by not following through and doing her job. The Commissioners were in agreement the time has come to move on. They respectfully requested that Ms. Dyson resign or be discharged from her duties. She refused to resign. (see resolution above) Mr. Dyson asked about Ms. Dyson's unused sick leave and accumulated vacation pay. The Commissioners noted, referring to the employee manual, there is no unused sick leave compensation unless the employee is retiring. Ms. Dyson is entitled to compensation for any unused vacation time earned, which will be paid in the next pay period. The Commissioners further advised Ms. Dyson it is her responsibility to file the necessary unemployment benefit paperwork should she chose to file a claim. It is also her responsibility to appeal her denied workers' compensation claim.