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Commissioners' Journal Aug. 26 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, September 09, 2013 4:57 PM

Commissioners’ Journal August 26, 2013

This 26th day of August, 2013, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Fred Pieper, Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, and Cindy Peters, Clerk.

 

IN THE MATTER OF SUPPLEMENTAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 078)

Mr. Tony Zartman 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 #99412 and 99310

TO: 078-001-00001/Infrastructure Projects/Infrastructure Projects AMOUNT: $45,237.71

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 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 amend the 2013 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Eaton Farm Fund (Fund 017), to-wit;

017-001-00007/Eaton Farm Fund Other Expenses AMOUNT: $65,000

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2013 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 020)

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 Children’s Services Fund (Fund 020), to-wit;

020-001-99999/Children’s Service Transfers AMOUNT: $46,832.78

 

IN THE MATTER OF CREATING NEW REVENUE AND EXPENSE LINE ITEMS IN FUNDS 185-001:188-001

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 create new line items in the Sanitary Sewer Funds for accurately tracking special assessments and auditor’s fees for the Sanitary Sewer Funds, to-wit:

FUND 185 SANITARY SEWER REV:

Revenue Line Item 185-001-10002 Special Assessments          Estimated Revenue $5,300

Expense Line Item 185-001-00010 Auditor’s Fees                    Appropriation $800

 

FUND 186 SANITARY SEWER BOND PAYMENT:

Revenue Line Item 186-001-10002 Special Assessments          Estimated Revenue $10,600

 

FUND 187 SANITARY SEWER DEBT RES:

Revenue Line Item 187-001-10002 Special Assessments          Estimated Revenue $800

 

FUND 188 SANITARY SEWER SURPLUS:

Revenue Line Item 188-001-10002 Special Assessments          Estimated Revenue $400

 

 

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Tony Wilson - Wilson Interiors presented the Commissioners with an estimate to repair basement restroom floors in the courthouse. Mr. Wilson performed a test on existing pieces of tile for traces of lead. The test indicated they were lead free. Mr. Wilson also indicated that there is a potential moisture issue. In order for the floor to be warranted, it would take additional prep work to get the floors ready. A moisture test would need to be performed before proceeding with the project.

 

Marsha Yeutter, Senior Center - Ms. Yeutter briefly discussed the Integrated Care Delivery System that since the Senior Center is not a part of the pilot program, they are not required to enter in to a contract to participate at this time. Ms. Yeutter is also scouting for new van quotes.

 

Congressman Bob Latta and Mr. Ryan Mack visited Paulding County and met the Commissioners, Jim Langham, media; and Cindy Peters, Commissioner’s Clerk for a tour with Mr. Brian Alberts and Mr. Shawn Gragg of EDP Renewables (Timber Road Wind Farm) in Payne, Ohio. EDP Renewables constructed the first utility-scale wind farm in Ohio, and now generates 99 MWs of electricity in the Buckeye State. EDPR operates the Timber Road Wind Farm in Paulding County. Congressman Latta presented a variety of questions to Mr. Alberts and Mr. Gragg. The operation of Timber Road Wind Farm represents capital expenditures of over $40 million on clean, domestic energy for the state of Ohio. The impact of these projects has been felt locally with nearly 10 million of supplier spending and landowner compensation in the community surrounding Timber Road. There are 55 turbines in the Payne farm that each set approximately 1000’ apart. The height of the turbine is 311 feet from the ground to the center of nose cone with each blade size consisting of 162’ in length. The blades are now manufactured in Colorado and are individually mounted. They are able to take each turbine off grid in the event of an emergency while allowing power to the others since each one is independent of each other. Mr. Alberts indicated that each turbine can run at different speeds and will individually shut down if speed becomes excessive. EDPR wind farms also increase US energy independence and security. EDPR are global leaders in the renewable energy sector and the world’s third largest wind energy company.

 

Congressman Bob Latta and the Commissioners then traveled to Latty, Ohio where they met with Mr. George Suvar. Mr. Suvar informed Congressman Latta that Mercer Landmark Inc. and CHS Inc., are co-owners of Latty Grain Ltd. They have invested in additional dry fertilizer storage and a dry blend plant. The new 150 ft. diameter dome with 18 ft. concrete sidewalls adds 20,000 tons of single product or 5,000 tons each of two products. It will combine two Latty plants into a single dry fertilizer location with a total dry crop nutrient capacity of 47,500 tons. The plant can receive unit trains of product and ship in truck load quantities. CHS sources crop nutrients globally for the plant while Mercer Landmark distributes them to their branch locations for use on the farm. The high speed blending tower will increase efficiencies for several Mercer Landmark branch locations and have the capacity to blend 25 ton loads in six to eight minutes. It positions Mercer Landmark to better serve farmers with dry crop nutrients by minimizing handling and transportation. Mr. Suvar also informed Congressman Latta of the difficulty Latty Grain had in obtaining the building permit from the state.

 

The tour ended back at the Paulding County Courthouse commissioner’s chambers with Congressman Latta briefly speaking with elected officials Ann Pease, Lou Ann Wannemacher, Carol Temple and Claudia Fickel. Mr. Latta commented that companies all over the world are stating that they want to move to the United States due to our natural gas. The biggest problem is not having the energy, it’s transporting it.