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Commissioners' Journal Sept. 18 PDF Print E-mail
Tuesday, October 01, 2013 11:28 AM

Commissioners’ Journal September 18, 2013

This 18th day of September, 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 Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein. All members voting yea.

At 8:17 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:

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 Extension Center Fund (Fund 042), to-wit;

042-001-00008/Extension Center/Electric AMOUNT: $2,000



Mr. Tony Zartman moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2013 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds, to-wit;

FROM: 001-030-00001/General Fund/Insurance/Loss Control/CORSA

TO: 001-016-00007/General Fund/Commissioners’ Buildings & Grounds Contract Services AMOUNT: $20,000



Aaron Timm - Mr. Timm reported the Engineer’s crew will be working on getting the parking lot ready for the Flat Rock Creek Festival this weekend. He also had updates on several projects that will be completed within the next couple of weeks.


Lou Ann Wannemacher, County Treasurer - Ms. Wannemacher reported the recent change in depository banks has gone smoothly. She is still having some issues with the EFT (Electronic Fund Transfers) and will be working closely with the bank to correct the problems. The "Sweep" Account, which is the daily overage that is automatically moved to an account that has a small interest rate, seems to be functioning. Ms. Wannemacher noted three Cusips matured last week. Also, a new investment policy is in place since the main depository was recently changed. Ms. Wannemacher also recommended new scanning pens to read tax bills and also informed the Commissioners she is working on have credit card capabilities in her office again. She reported currently having five delinquency cases that have been handed over to the Prosecuting Attorney. Bank Fees for August were presented for approval. With the new depository agreement, bank fees will be a set amount every month, which will be considered in the Treasurer’s 2014 budget.


Claudia Fickel, County Auditor - Ms. Fickel presented the September sales tax revenue, the General Fund receipts, and the General Fund expenses reports for the Commissioners’ review. Sales tax is up by 3.51% when compared to the first three quarters of 2012. General Fund cash balance as of today was reported as $1,585,994. Ms. Fickel noted she has ordered enough dog tags to get through 2013. She will be ordering the 2014 tags soon. Ms. Fickel commented she is finishing up loose ends with the audit. She is also working on completing a four-page questionnaire from the State Auditor.


Jim Turissini, Miller Garmann Architects Engineers - Mr. Turissini introduced himself and the company he represents. Garmann Miller is a community-based firm, specializing in preserving, remodeling, renovating, and building facilities. Most of their projects are government offices, hospitals, schools, etc. Their service area is from Lucas County west to the Indiana state line and from the Michigan line south as far as Dayton. They are currently working on a project for Allen County, Ohio. Mr. Turissini encouraged the Commissioners to contact his company for any future projects.