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Wednesday, March 19, 2014 3:27 PM

Commissioners’ Journal March 5, 2014

This 5th 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.


Lou Ann Wannemacher, County Treasurer; Claudia Fickel, County Auditor - The Commissioners discussed the Sheriff’s sales scheduled on Thursday, March 6, at 10:00 a.m. Two of the three Commissioners plan to attend the sale. Ms. Wannemacher reported she has credit/debit card machines in her office and is waiting for them to be installed. She anticipates they will be installed next week.

Travis McGarvey, County Engineer - Mr. McGarvey met with the Commissioners and discussed how the hard winter has effected his budget. He reported he had a good supply of salt; however, additional hours and wear and tear on equipment will definitely put stress on the budget. The Commissioners requested an update on the parking lot improvement project estimates. Mr. McGarvey mentioned drainage issues at St Rt 114 and St Rt 111, which will be addressed when the weather breaks.

Jason Landers - Sheriff Landers met briefly with the Commissioners to discuss the HVAC system at the Sheriff’s Office.

Judge Suzanne Rister, County Court - Judge Rister met with the Commissioners to report she recently hired a part-time clerical person. She noted the new clerk will answer the phone and greet the public at the window. This position will hopefully free the other clerical staff to complete other office duties. Judge Rister also provided an update on her position becoming full-time. She indicated the status for Paulding County is currently on hold. Ms. Rister reported County Court continues to be very busy, stating she recently set a jury trial for July.

Amy Hoffman and Emily Snyder, Palmer Energy - Palmer Energy is the authorized energy consultant for Paulding County. Recently, CCAO and Palmer Energy issued an RFP for its facilities along with 27 other counties. Ms. Hoffman introduced Ms. Snyder and then proceeded to distribute reports pertaining to the electric RFP responses for Paulding County facilities. Four energy suppliers responded to Paulding County’s RFP. The County has been contracted with DPL Energy Resources Inc. (a subsidiary of Dayton Power and Light) for their electric supplier/generation cost since August 20, 2012. Ms. Hoffman noted Palmer Energy is recommending the County contract for a 36-month period to secure the best overall cost. Contracts from the suppliers were included in the report. The contract will be forwarded to the Prosecuting Attorney for his review. Once the contracts have been approved as to form, Ms. Hoffman will request a ‘refresh’ (updated prices) from the suppliers, securing the costs, before the Commissioners make their supplier selection.

Lou Ann Wannemacher, County Treasurer - The Commissioners and Ms. Wannemacher discussed a recent travel request.



A motion was made by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein to go into executive session at 8:09 a.m. with the Prosecuting Attorney to discuss legal matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fred Pieper. All members voting yea.

At 8:30 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.



Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, in correspondence dated October 27, 2009, Poggemeyer Design Group, Inc. provided calculations for campgrounds that are served by water and sewer; and

WHEREAS, the campground sites that are structurally occupied year round are charged at 75% of a standard EDU, which is $41.25 per month; and

WHEREAS, for other campground sites, there are four (4) different types of sites and the rates are calculated as follows:

TYPE OF SITE                                                  RATES

1) Primitive sites with shower facilities                              $19.80/month

2) Primitive sites without shower facilities                          $9.80/month

3) Modern hook-up with water                                          $29.70/month

4) Modern hook-up without water                                      $19.80/month

and, WHEREAS, these campgrounds will be billed for the months of May through October, now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby adopt the above-written sewer rates and billing dates for campground sites.



Mr. Roy Klopfenstein 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 #101579

TO: 181-001-00001/Excess Proceeds Tax/Reimbursement Excess Proceeds          AMOUNT: $16,591.78



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 amend the 2104 Annual Appropriation by appropriating the following in the Auditor-Real Estate Assessment Fund (Fund 008), to-wit;

008-001-00013/Auditor-Real Estate Assessment/Equipment          AMOUNT: $7,000