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Commissioners' Journal March 17 PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, March 20, 2014 10:46 AM

Note: The commissioners were not in session on Wednesday, March 12 due to lack of quorum.

Commissioners’ Journal March 17, 2014

This 17th 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. Absent: Fred Pieper.


Claudia Fickel, County Auditor - Ms. Fickel met with the Commissioners and reminded them the audit will commence on Monday, March 24. The pre-engagement meeting is set for 11:00 a.m. in the Commissioners’ Office. Ms. Fickel also reported there are still Job and Family Services business being taken care of. Paulding and Defiance Departments of Job and Family Services consolidated in October 2013.

Bids for the two lots next to the old jail site were reviewed. The sale of the lots was not awarded at this time as bids were below the undisclosed minimum amount.

Geoff Hunter, Palmer Conservation Consulting (PCC) - Mr. Hunter introduced PCC and explained their involvement with the County Commissioners Association of Ohio’s Enterprise Program designed to help Counties better manage energy consumption in their facilities. The Energy Assessment and Assistance Program (EAAP), operated by PCC, offers technical and administrative assistance to find wasted energy dollars and then identifies ways to reduce the cost. Once the County decides to move ahead with PCC’s recommendations, PCC will continue assisting with services and will support Counties by obtaining utility incentives/rebates, grants, and other funding options. Mr. Hunter noted there is an increase in the interest of using solar power. He then discussed exterior lighting efficiency. Commissioner Klopfenstein questioned Mr. Hunter about PCC’s ability to offer assistance in communications as well.

Harry Wiebe, Village of Paulding Administrator - The Commissioners and Mr. Wiebe discussed the alley between Hometown Pizza and the county parking lot. Mr. Wiebe was in agreement the alley may need special attention before blacktopping the lot and the alley. Aaron Timm from the Engineer’s Office joined the meeting. He reported when the weather finally breaks and the snow is off the lot, the grading and drainage work will be done. Mr. Timm asked the Commissioners for permission to eventually close the lot to allow the measuring and topography work to be done. The Engineer’s Office will assist the Commissioners with the specifications once the paving project is ready to be bid.



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 Engineer-Gas Tax Fund (Fund 009), to-wit;

009-001-00003/Engineer-Gas Tax/Equipment          $12,000