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Thursday, March 20, 2014 9:44 AM



Commissioners’ Journal March 10, 2014


This 10th day of March, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Roy Klopfenstein, Fred Pieper and Nola Ginter, Clerk. Absent: Tony Zartman.


Carol Temple, County Recorder - Ms. Temple met with the Commissioners to discuss the digitalizing the records in her office. She reported she has been accumulating the funding in her special fund, anticipating this project. The estimated cost is $62,000. Mr. Temple noted she is meeting with Dave Weaver of Affiliated Computer Service (ACS) next week. The Recorder’s Office houses records from as far back as 1823. Ms. Temple commented her office has been scanning documents for quite some time. Upon completion of this project, records would be digitalized back to 1990 and would be accessible on line. Records prior to 1990 (going back to 1823) would still be available to copy for a reasonable fee.

Randy Shaffer, EMA - The Commissioners questioned the condition of the generator at the fairgrounds. It was damaged when a truck hit and broke a utility pole several weeks ago. Mr. Shaffer said he didn’t know the extent of the damage to the generator, but he would report on it at his next meeting. Mr. Shaffer reported 90% of his time has been working on the SERC (State Emergency Response Committee) reports. He then pointed out there is a defibrillator on the main floor of the Courthouse, but he is not sure if anyone is trained to use it. Mr. Shaffer highly recommended that interested employees be trained in CPR and the proper use of the defibrillator. Commissioner Klopfenstein inquired as to the status of the LEPC contract. Mr. Shaffer noted he is still working on it. Mr. Shaffer reported he has spoken to the Villages of Melrose and Broughton regarding weather sirens. He noted both villages may apply for CDBG funding through Maumee Valley Planning Organization. Mr. Shaffer also noted he has the 2012 journal pages as he still needs to secure the Village of Scott signature. He has been working with Mercer/Landmark in Payne to schedule a training for this spring. The Commissioners asked Mr. Shaffer’s opinion on the MARCS radio system. He thinks it is a good system; however noted the user fees are high. Mr. Shaffer then reported some of the heaters in the OSU extension hall are not working property. He thinks one is unplugged and there are two more that need attention.