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Thursday, June 19, 2014 12:33 PM

 

 

Commissioners Journal June 11, 2014

 

This 11th day of June, 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

Joe Burkard, Claudia Fickel, Lou Ann Wannemacher, Travis McGarvey, Cindy Peters - Mr. Burkard reviewed the recent revisions/modifications in the County employee manual. The County Commissioners adopted CCAO/CORSA’s manual by resolution on December 20, 2012, effective January 1, 2013. The revisions made related to calculating vacation benefits for full-time employees, specifically those who have had previous full-time (with benefits) employment with a political subdivision. Ms. Fickel emphasized the importance of year-end employee attendance reports. Because each office has the authority to determine its own full-time hour requirements, it was suggested that each office indicate the number of hours that office considers full-time on the attendance report s. By so documenting, it will make calculating and accruing the employees’ vacation time easier and more accurate. Vacation time must still be accrued the first year of full-time employment (regardless of prior work experience) before the employee has paid time off. It was also noted that accumulated sick leave is only paid out upon an employee’s retirement.

 

Jason Landers, Paulding County Sheriff - Mr. Landers presented the sheriff’s status/projection reports for the commissioners’ review. He noted the inmate transport vehicle has been ordered. Sheriff Landers also reported one of his deputies will be able to equip the new EMA vehicle with the proper lights, radio, etc. He then reminded the commissioners his office will begin union negotiations in October.

 

Jerry Zielke, Paulding County Economic Development - Mr. Zielke was excited to announce the future expansion at the Herbert E. Orr Company Inc. in Paulding. He. reported they plan to file an EZ agreement and will apply for tax abatement. Herbert E. Orr Company plans to construct a 10,000-square-foot building at an estimated cost of $680,000. The expansion project’s total cost is estimated to be $1 million (building and additional equipment). Mr. Zielke noted they will be working with the Economic Development regional office for possible funding options. Through the expansion, the company hopes to create five new positions. Herbert E. Orr Company Inc. manufactures auto parts for a variety of models. Mr. Zielke further noted he is hopeful the recent improvements to the Cecil sewer system will make the US 127/US 24 interchange more marketable for new business activity.

 

Niki Warncke, Maumee Valley Planning Organization (MVPO); Janet Stroup, Mayor of Melrose; Ron Hunter, Mayor of Broughton - Ms. Warncke chaired the Second Public Hearing for the FY 2014 CDBG Community Development Program. She presented those present with a report that included the seven projects as applied for by various entities. Paulding County was allocated $75,000 for the FY 2014 CDBG Community Development Allocation Program. MVPO retains $15,000 for administration and fair housing. The remaining $60,000 may be awarded to up to three projects from the applications submitted. After review of the submitted projects, the commissioners elected to award to the Villages of Melrose and Broughton and to Auglaize Township – all three entities requesting new tornado sirens. Ms. Warncke will work closely with the villages and township during the bid process. The FY 2014 awarded grant projects have a December 31, 2015, completion date. Ms. Warncke then focused on the FY 2014 CDBG Community Development Competitive Critical Infrastructure Program. This grant is based on citizen input and assessment of need by local officials. Paulding County may apply for up to $300,000. She reported the Village of Antwerp has submitted a request for $145,000 for improvements to their village water facility. MVPO will include their administrative allotment and request a total of $165,000. Ms. Warncke emphasized the Critical Infrastructure Program grant is competitive on a statewide basis.

 

Tori Sinclair, CEBCO wellness coordinator; Kim Oliver, Huntington Insurance Inc. - Ms. Oliver reviewed Huntington Insurance’s wellness services available. She also supplied several reports generated from the medical information employees entered on Formfire, being Medical Condition Rating Summary, Rx Summary, Employee BMI Comparison. The reports included numbers and pie charts only (no specific enrollee identifiable information). Ms. Sinclair then presented CEBCO’s wellness grant. CEBCO (County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio) is the county’s current health insurance carrier. Ms. Sinclair provided handout packets that included the wellness grant guidelines, a grant financial form, the grant application form, a wellness assessment, and smoking cessation resources information. She explained participating counties are allocated an annual award based on the number of enrollees. Paulding County’s annual award amount is $1,176 ($24 per enrollee). The program grant money is to be used for activities or events that promote positive health behavior and support the county’s wellness goals. Every participating county is allocated, in addition to the program grant dollars, a set amount of $4,000 that may be used for either administrative costs or to fund activities, events, strategies, initiatives, and/or incentives that drive healthy behavior change. Ms. Sinclair stressed the importance of timely application submission of all applications and related forms. The Wellness Assessment is due July 1, 2014, and the application is due August 1, 2014. CEBCO will be holding training/information sessions in Columbus on July 15 and September 9, with both meetings scheduled for 10 a.m. The County wellness coordinator as well as the Commissioners are encouraged to attend the meetings. Ms. Sinclair explained CEBCO is working with Stay Well Health Services as their wellness vendor. She noted there is are three tiers of wellness services that the county may chose from based on their needs. Both Ms. Sinclair and Ms. Oliver offered their support and will field any questions we may have about the wellness grant.

 

APPOINTMENT OF A PAULDING COUNTY EMA DIRECTOR

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the Board of County Commissioners of Paulding County, Ohio, has received from the Paulding County EMA Director Search Committee the recommendation to appoint Mr. Edward Bohn as the Paulding County Interim EMA Director; and

WHEREAS, Mr. Edward Bohn has accepted the position and will begin his responsibilities as such on Monday, June 16, 2014; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby appoint Mr. Edward Bohn as the Paulding County Interim EMA Director, effective Monday, June 16, 2014.

 

IN THE MATTER OF MODIFYING THE 2014 ANNUAL APPROPRIATION (FUND 042)

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby modify the 2014 Annual Appropriation and hereby directs the Paulding County Auditor to transfer funds in the Extension Center Fund (Fund 042), to-wit;

FROM: 042-001-00004/Extension Center/Supplies

TO: 042-001-00003/Extension Center/Repairs AMOUNT: $500

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO SUBMIT A FISCAL YEAR 2014 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT ALLOCATION PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS TO THE OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio Development Services Agency provides financial assistance to local governments for the purpose of addressing local needs; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners desires to participate in the Program to receive financial assistance to undertake and carry out Community Development Activities under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Allocation Program Grant; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners must direct and authorize the President of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners to act in connection with the application and to provide such additional information as may be required.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

SECTION 1: That the Paulding County Board of Commissioners authorizes the President of the Board of Commissioners as official representative of the Paulding County Commissioners upon the approval of a Community Development Allocation Program application in the amount of $75,000 to participate in the State of Ohio, Development Services Agency, Small Cities Community Development Program and provide all information and documentation required in said application for submission.

SECTION 2: That the Paulding County Board of Commissioners hereby approves filing an application for financial assistance under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Community Development Program.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING AND DIRECTING THE PRESIDENT OF THE BOARD OF PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS TO SUBMIT A FISCAL YEAR 2014 COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT COMPETITIVE CRITICAL INFRASTRUCTURE PROGRAM GRANT APPLICATION FOR THE SMALL CITIES COMMUNITY DEVELOPMENT BLOCK GRANT FUNDS TO THE OHIO DEVELOPMENT SERVICES AGENCY

Mr. Fred Pieper moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, the State of Ohio Development Services Agency provides financial assistance to local governments for the purpose of addressing local needs; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners desires to participate in the Program to receive financial assistance to undertake and carry out Community Development Activities under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) Fiscal Year 2014 Community Development Competitive Critical Infrastructure Program Grant; and

WHEREAS, the Paulding County Board of Commissioners must direct and authorize the President of the Paulding County Board of Commissioners to act in connection with the application and to provide such additional information as may be required.

THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED,

SECTION 1: That the Paulding County Board of Commissioners authorizes the President of the Board of Commissioners as official representative of the Paulding County Commissioners upon the approval of a Community Development Competitive Critical Infrastructure Program application in the amount up to $300,000 to participate in the State of Ohio, Development Services Agency, Small Cities Community Development Program and provide all information and documentation required in said application for submission.

SECTION 2: That the Paulding County Board of Commissioners hereby approves filing an application for financial assistance under the Small Cities Community Development Block Grant Community Development Program.