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Friday, May 09, 2014 4:52 PM

 

 

Commissioners’ Journal April 30, 2014

 

This 30th day of April, 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

 

Lou Ann Wannemacher, County Treasurer - Ms. Wannemacher presented OPWC paperwork regarding the sewer system “close-out.”

 

Marsha Yeutter, Senior Center - Ms. Yeutter presented bills for approval.

 

Niki Warncke, Maumee Valley Planning Organization - Ms. Warncke met with the Commissioners to discuss the FY2014 CDBG applications. Seven projects were submitted from two villages, four townships, and the senior center. There is $60,000 to complete up to three projects. Ms. Warncke noted there was one Critical Infrastructure application submitted for the Village of Antwerp. The projects will be awarded on the second public hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. on Wednesday, May 21, in the commissioners’ office.

 

Gary Adkins and Rob Goshia, Paulding County Hospital - Mr. Goshia reviewed the Paulding County Hospital’s Audit Report and Financial Statements for December 31, 2013 and 2012. He noted February 2014 revenue was the lowest in several years, He attributed it to the harsh winter weather and low outpatient activity. Mr. Adkins commented on the changes in hospital activity as a result of Obamacare. He noted they have been proactive in making changes in how they deliver health care. Looking ahead, Mr. Adkins mentioned several positive changes that will hopefully enable the hospital to brave the storm. He was excited to share the Paulding County Hospital has several other health care providers they are partnering with, resulting in a win-win situation. He assured the commissioners that has been no discussions regarding selling the hospital. Mr. Adkins reported there are only eleven county hospitals in Ohio. Paulding County’s is the smallest; however, was ranked number one in the state in affordability. It is classified as a “critical care” hospital. The commissioners commended Mr. Adkins and Mr. Goshia for their excellent management and vision for the hospital.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING THE PAULDING COUNTY AUDITOR TO PAY ADMINISTRATION FEES TO PAULDING COUNTY ECONOMIC DEVELOPMENT FOR REVOLVING LOAN FUND 080

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, the rules issued by the Ohio Department of Development state that 20% of the interest income and principal received from the Revolving Loan Fund annually and other fees associated with preparation and filing of applications may be withdrawn for administration; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Economic Developer submitted a request to the Paulding County Commissioners to pay the administrative fees in the amount of $12,964.89 from Revolving Loan Fund 080 to Paulding County Economic Development; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize payment of administrative fees in the amount of $12,964.89 from Revolving Loan Fund 080 to Paulding County Economic Development in the form of a check.

 

IN THE MATTER OF FORMING AN EMA DIRECTOR SEARCH COMMITTEE

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, it is necessary to appoint a director for Paulding County EMA; and

WHEREAS, the Board of Paulding County Commissioners do hereby agree that it would be in the best interest of the county to establish an EMA Director Search Committee to assist in this process; and

WHEREAS, said committee shall review applications, participate in the interviewing process, and make an appointment recommendation to the commissioners for an EMA director; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint the following members to an EMA Director Search Committee; to-wit:

Bill Edwards, Health Department

Jason Landers, Paulding County Sheriff

Julie Rittenhouse, Defiance County EMA director

Gary Adkins, Paulding County Hospital

Bob Herber, Cecil Fire Chief

Sue Crossland, Paulding EMS coordinator

Roy Klopfenstein, Paulding County Commissioner