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Commissioners' Journal March 3 PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:24 PM

Commissioners’ Journal March 3, 2014

This 3rd day of March, 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.

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Aaron Timm, Engineer’s Office - Mr. Timm met with the Commissioners to review the Engineer’s estimate on the paving project for the County-owned parking lot. He advised that when it is time to advertise the project, the Engineer’s Office will assist in the specifications, which will include the painting of parking lines. Mr. Timm reminded the Commissioners the lot will first need to have proper drainage installed and then be graded. The pavement, sidewalk, apron, etc. of the parking lot was also discussed. A brief discussion regarding the sale of the two lots next to the old jail site followed. Mr. Timm shared he had recently addressed issues with draining at the church in Junction. He indicated they would tend to the problem when the weather breaks. Mr. Timm also emphasized that the Engineer’s Office will only house sand and sandbags. In the event of flooding, they are available to those who need them on a self-serve basis.

Drew Gardner, Emmanuel Baptist Church - Pastor Gardner met, at his request, with the Commissioners to present proposed floor plans for the addition of a community and youth center at the Emmanuel Baptist Church (EBC) location on Emerald Road in Paulding. Mr. Gardner announced that EBC, in partnership with the Paulding community, plans to build a the center called The Well. They recognize the need for a Christian-based gathering place with space designated for indoor recreational activities, after-school programs, adult activities, and more. Pastor Gardner noted there are three major components to consider in achieving a successful program: 1) location; 2) cost; and 3) manpower to oversee operation. He said they were in the fund-raising phase of the project, having $300,000 secured of the estimated $800,000 for the total project. The plan is to construct an 80’x150’ steel building which will house the regulation-sized gymnasium, a gathering area, warming kitchen, coffee shop, classrooms, and a room designated for childcare. The ‘connector’ between the existing sanctuary and the proposed community center will include restrooms, a pastor’s office, and a room designated for storage. An optional second floor plan on the front half of the steel building was included, which would consist of classrooms and storage rooms. Pastor Gardner reported the property already has village water and sewer and easy access to the school. He and his congregation are excited about the opportunity to use its property to better serve the Paulding community.

Sheriff Landers and Dave Cline - The Sheriff and Mr. Cline met with the Commissioners to discuss the HVAC system at the Sheriff’s Office. In lieu of extremely high electric bills this winter, the Sheriff agreed the Commissioners need to have someone evaluate the HVAC system for possible ways of economizing. In other business, the Sheriff noted the K-9 officer is doing well. He also reported his office is a member of the Lima Task Force, adding that when their assistance is needed, it is well worth the membership dues. The Sheriff then discussed the MARCS radio communication system, noting that he thinks it would be the best system for county and state wide communication. He added that the user fees are cost-prohibitive, preventing most entities from using MARCS.

IN THE MATTER OF APPROVING ESTIMATES FOR PAULDING COUNTY DEPARTMENT OF JOB AND FAMILY SERVICES’ BUILDING REMODELING PROJECT

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby approve the following estimates for the remodeling project at the Paulding County Department of Job and Family Services building; to-wit:

1) Lever Glass Sales, Inc. $8,045

2) Don & Perry’s Furniture, Inc. $4,000

3) Indiana Small Business IT LLC    $1,940

 

IN THE MATTER OF CREATING NEW REVENUE LINE ITEMS AND A NEW EXPENSE LINE ITEM IN FUND 001-017

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 item in the General Fund, Sheriff’s Department Fund (Fund 001-017); to-wit:

Revenue Line Items                                                     Estimated Revenue

001-017-10007     Arson Offender Registration Fees $ 500

001-017-10008     Sexual Offender Registration Fees $ 500

 

Expense Line Items

001-017-00022 Arson Offender Fees $ 500

001-017-00023 Sexual Offender Fees $ 500