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Commissioners’ Journal May 5, 2014

 

This 5th 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

Jim Langham, Paulding Progress - The Commissioners discussed the Paulding County EMA director position with Mr. Langham. An ad for the position will appear in this week and next week’s West Bend News. Applications/resumes will be accepted until Monday, May 19, at 9 a.m. in the commissioners’ office. The commissioners noted some of the desired qualifications for an application should be:

1. Effective communication skills;

2. Team player;

3. Organizational skills;

4. Self motivation;

5. Time management;

6. Grant management

The commissioners emphasized all EMA related telephone calls are currently being directed to the Sheriff’s Office until a new EMA director is hired. They also informed Mr. Langham an EMA director search committee has been formed. The committee will be utilized during the interviewing process and will assist in the selection of the new EMA director.

 

Joe Fifer, Junction Bible Christian Church - Mr. Fifer met with the commissioners for clarification on the church’s sewer bill. Reverend Fifer shared his history with the church, having been there for four years. He and his congregation have several projects in mind. Mr. Fifer noted they have been serving 60 family units through a mobile food pantry. Establishing a permanent food pantry is a priority. Reverend Fifer reported the church is currently having dilapidated buildings on their property cleared to eventually put up a building that would house the food pantry, with space for other outreach programs. Mr. Fifer noted those that utilize the food pantry on a regular basis are either down on their luck, the elderly, or the poverty impoverished. The church would also like to eventually start a jail ministry that would be focused on the family unit upon release of the inmate. The goal is to guide the former inmate and the family into a successful life style. Reverend Fifer stated they are interested in a “hand up” as opposed to a “hand out” situation. Mr. Fifer also noted the necessity of having a homeless shelter for families. The closest family housing is in Bryan and they usually have a waiting list.

IN THE MATTER OF CREATING A NEW FUND, REVENUE AND EXPENSE LINE ITEMS; ESTIMATE REVENUE AND APPROPRIATE EXPENSES (FUND 195)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, a grant has been awarded to Paulding County Probate/Juvenile Court; and

WHEREAS, in order to accurately account for grant revenue and expenses, a new fund needs to be created; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to create a new fund and revenue and expenses line items in the Ohio County Connectivity Fund (Fund 195) and appropriate; to-wit:

Create Fund: Fund 195 - OCN Grant

Revenue Line Item: 195-001-10001 Grant Receipts; Estimated Revenue: $5,380

Expense Line Item: 195-001-00001 OCN Expenses; Appropriation: $5,380

 

IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING THE 2014 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 190)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby direct the County Auditor to amend the 2014 Annual Appropriation by appropriating to the Moving Ohio Forward Fund (Fund 190), to-wit;

190-001-00001/Moving Ohio Forward/Miscellaneous Expenses AMOUNT: $1,169