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Commissioners' Journal Feb. 5 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, February 13, 2014 2:22 PM

Commissioners’ Journal February 5, 2014

This 5th day of February, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper, and Nola Ginter, Clerk.



A motion was made by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein to go into executive session at 8:04 a.m. with the Paulding County Prosecutor to discuss legal matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fred Pieper. All members voting yea.

At 8:50 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



Travis McGarvey, County Engineer - Mr. McGarvey met with the Commissioners with an update on the road conditions. He reported his staff have been working overtime in an effort to keep up on snow removal. Mr. McGarvey noted he still has an ample supple of road salt. He also commended his drivers for their good driving records in the dangerous weather conditions. Mr. McGarvey discussed an issue that will be on the ballot this spring, stating he would encourage supporting it, as it benefits the Engineer's Office. Mr. McGarvey then discussed the railroad crossings on County roads close to US 24. He noted there are several crossings that are passive with no gates. Mr. McGarvey reported he has filed for several exemptions on the crossings where there is no rail activity. If the exemptions are not approved, stop signs will replace the yield signs. ODOT and the railroad will be responsible for the stop signs, while the County would be responsible for the stop ahead signs. Mr. McGarvey is somewhat concerned with the effect the overtime hours and repairs on vehicles will have on his 2014 budget. He then noted he is pleased to have recently sold some equipment on


Jeff Hollis, All-Trades - Mr. Hollis spoke to the Commissioner via telephone conference call. He reported having a pressing project in Florida that will cause a slight delay in the Courthouse interior painting project. He agreed to call next week for a start date.


Ken Maag, Poggemeyer Design Group - The Commissioners spoke to Mr. Maag on a telephone conference call. Mr. Maag answered several questions regarding charges for registered campgrounds within the sewer project boundaries. Mr. Maag noted he will be on vacation next week, but agreed he would have something in writing by the week beginning February 17.