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Commissioners' Journal May 19 PDF Print E-mail
Saturday, May 24, 2014 12:54 PM

Commissioners’ Journal May 19, 2014

This 19th day of May, 2014, the Board of County Commissioners met in regular session with the following members present: Tony Zartman, Roy Klopfenstein, and Nola Ginter, Clerk. Absent: Fred Pieper.

MEETING NOTES OF APPOINTMENTS

Aaron Timm, County Engineer’s Office - Mr. Timm presented a letter requesting authorization to advertise the Paulding County Commissioners’ Parking Lot Improvement project. He also announced the engineer’s crew will be mowing the parking lot north of the fairgrounds in preparation of the Paulding County Fair.

 

Bargain Bin of Paulding County Inc. - Seven members of the Bargain Bin of Paulding County Inc. board met with the commissioners to discuss its future. The commissioners were pleased to announce their decision to sell the two lots west of the old Paulding County Jail site to the Bargain Bin. The commissioners were made aware of the Bargain Bin’s need for a building site several weeks ago. Bargain Bin board member Rhonda Smalley explained they have experienced, in her words, “a miracle from heaven.” She stated that an anonymous donor/donors has pledged $80,000 toward a new building for the Bargain Bin. The current location of the Bargain Bin is next to the old movie theater on Perry Street. The building is in need of a lot of maintenance and the space is limited. Construction of a new building will only be possible if there is a lot available. Ms. Smalley noted the importance of keeping the Bargain Bin in town for easier accessibility to customers. The commissioners agreed the two lots will provide the perfect location.

The members of the Bargain Bin then provided a brief history of their group. Technically, the Bargain Bin had its start back in 1962. However, prior to its inception, several Paulding County ladies had volunteered their services by traveling to Mineral Springs, Ohio, to assist in preparing supplies for medical personnel during the polio epidemic. After the new Paulding County Hospital was built in 1962, the ladies decided to bring their efforts back to Paulding County. Since then, the Bargain Bin has been able to purchase over $1 million of physical therapy equipment for the Paulding County Hospital. The Bargain Bin accepts donations of gently used items and then sells them for a reasonable price to people in need. All the proceeds are used to pay the Bargain Bin’s bills for operation and to purchase equipment for the hospital. The board members are proud to contribute to community wellness.

An estimate for a 60 x 70 steel building has been quoted at $90,000. The board is waiting for estimates on a 60 x 80 building. The Bargain Bin recently held their annual meeting with 34 active members attending. There are approximately 20 more members that weren’t able to attend the meeting. Anyone wishing to donate to the Bargain Bin may contact Rhonda Smalley, Eileen Kochensparger or Rose Munger. Anonymous donations may be made through the Area Foundation.

 

IN THE MATTER OF CREATING NEW REVENUE AND EXPENSE LINE ITEMS IN FUNDS 185, 186, 187, and 188

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 create new expense line items and appropriate funds in the following funds; to-wit:

Expense Line                                        Appropriation

185-001-00011 Returned Checks          $17.10

186-001-00005 Returned Checks          $34.23

187-001-00006 Returned Checks          $ 2.47

188-001-00006 Returned Checks          $ 1.20

 

IN THE MATTER OF AWARDING BID FOR THE FY 2013 AUGLAIZE TOWNSHIP PARKING FACILITIES PROJECT (CDBG)

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, two proposals were received for the FY 2013 Auglaize Township Parking Facilities Project; and

WHEREAS, after review of the aforementioned proposals, Maumee Valley Planning Organization and the Auglaize Township Trustees have recommended that the project be awarded to Loop Asphalt Services LLC, Cecil; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby award the FY 2013 Auglaize Township Parking Facilities Project to Loop Asphalt Services LLC, in the amount of $25,717, with CDBG funds in the amount of $23,300 allocated to the project. Costs above and beyond the $23,300 will be the responsibility of Auglaize Township.

 

IN THE MATTER OF THE COUNTY OF DEFIANCE, THE COUNTY OF PAULDING, AND THE CITY OF DEFIANCE ENTERING INTO A PARTNERSHIP AGREEMENT ESTABLISHING THE MAUMEE VALLEY SOUTH C.H.I.P. CONSORTIUM

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, it is more and more difficult for low and moderate-income citizens of our community to afford safe and decent housing; and

WHEREAS, workforce housing is becoming an economic issue not only in Paulding County, but throughout the Maumee Valley Region; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners desires to take advantage of housing programs available under the CHIP Program administered by the Ohio Development Services Agency, Office of Community Development;

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, that the Paulding County Board of County Commissioners hereby joins in the formation and becomes a member of the Maumee Valley South CHIP Consortium, together with those other units of local government that choose to participate, all in accordance with the “Partnership Agreement Establishing the Maumee Valley South CHIP Consortium,” the terms of which are incorporated herein by reference and such relevant CHIP regulations and requirements as may now or hereafter be in effect; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Paulding County Council concurs with the designation of the Defiance County Board of Commissioners as the Lead Entity or Grantee representative member of the “Maumee Valley South CHIP Consortium; and

BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that Tony Zartman, president of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners or his successor, is authorized to sign the Partnership Agreement Establishing the “Maumee Valley South CHIP Consortium"" on behalf of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners, as well as other documents necessary to form the Consortium and to carry out and fulfill its purposes.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING WESTERN BUCKEYE EDUCATIONAL SERVICE CENTER TO BE THE FISCAL AGENT FOR PAULDING COUNTY FAMILY AND CHILDREN FIRST/HELP ME GROW PROGRAM (FISCAL YEAR 2015)

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize the Western Buckeye Educational Service Center to be the fiscal agent for Paulding County Family and Children First Council/Help Me Grow Program for Fiscal Year 2015, to be effective from July 1, 2014, through June 30, 2015.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING THE PAULDING COUNTY ENGINEER TO ADVERTISE FOR BIDS FOR THE PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ PARKING LOT IMPROVEMENTS PROJECT

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby authorize Travis McGarvey, Paulding County Engineer, to advertise in a paper of general circulation within the county for two consecutive weeks for bids for the Paulding County Commissioners’ Parking Lot Improvements Project.