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Commissioners' Journal June 16 PDF Print E-mail
Monday, June 23, 2014 9:22 AM

Commissioners’ Journal June 16, 2014

This 16th 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

Jim Langham, Paulding Progress; Edward Bohn, Paulding County Interim EMA Director; Jason Landers, Paulding County Sheriff – Mr. Langham interviewed Mr. Bohn as the newly appointed Paulding County Interim EMA Director. Mr. Bohn is currently a captain with the Defiance Fire Department, planning to retire in September after 30 years of service. He will become full time Paulding County EMA director after retirement. Mr. Bohn has served on the Defiance County LEPC for 12 years and has been a Haz-Mat first responder and instructor since 1996. He has taken emergency related classes at Four County Career Center, Ohio Fire Academy, and Cleveland State University. As part of his EMA duties, Mr. Bohn plans to spearhead a traffic study to track hazardous materials being transported through Paulding County to assure the safety of the residents. He commented the public needs to be aware and not afraid of haz-mat passing through the county. He is anxious to work hand-in-hand with first responders, fire chiefs, and Paulding County’s EMS/EMT units. Mr. Bohn would also like the opportunity to educate the public and schools about EMA and its function. His goal in building the Paulding County EMA is to “do more with less and work together.” Mr. Bohn emphasized the importance of having a strong LEPC. He fully expects it to take two years to get both the EMA and LECP back on track. Mr. Bohn believes in working with the media as a tool to inform and educate the public. The Paulding County EMA is under the direct supervision and jurisdiction of the Paulding County Commissioners; however, they will look to the Paulding County EMA Advisory Board for recommendations. Mr. Bohn noted emergencies need to be handled as a team effort. He stated the public needs to be educated on the procedures to follow, realizing that every potential disaster is handled differently. He will be in direct communication with neighboring EMA directors for guidance on the day-to-day activity. The commissioners are pleased with the EMA director search committee’s recommendation to appoint Mr. Bohn. Changes in the activities of the EMA will take time; however, the county residents will soon begin to see results.

 

Larry Lee, E. Lee Construction Inc. - Mr. Lee met briefly with the commissioners. Together, they viewed the exterior of the courthouse.

 

Bruce Cleveinger, Don Breece and Cindy Torppa - Mr. Clevinger, Mr. Breece and Ms. Torppa met with the commissioners to discuss the change in directorship of the OSU Extension. Mr. Breece is retiring and he introduced Ms. Torppa as our new regional director. She will be serving a 20-county area in northwest Ohio. The trio discussed the current status of Paulding’s OSU, noting we currently have an ag educator and a program assistant for 4-H. They also noted there is currently an OSU Extension presence in every county in Ohio.

 

EXECUTIVE SESSION

A motion was made by Mr. Roy Klopfenstein to go into executive session at 8:08 a.m. with the Paulding County Sheriff to discuss personnel matters. The motion was seconded by Mr. Fred Pieper. All members voting yea.

At 8:45 a.m. all members present agreed to adjourn the executive session and go into regular session.

 

IN THE MATTER OF ENDORSING THE SHERIFF’S OFFICE ENTERING IN TO AN AGREEMENT FOR DEPUTY SERVICES FOR THE VILLAGE OF HAVILAND

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, the Village of Haviland has requested the services of a Paulding County Sheriff’s Deputy to patrol the Village; and

WHEREAS, the Sheriff’s Office has presented an agreement to the Village of Haviland for said requested services; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby endorse the Sheriff’s Office entering into an agreement for deputy services in the Village of Haviland, said agreement being on file in the Sheriff’s Office.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZING THE COUNTY ENGINEER TO SELL EQUIPMENT AT PUBLIC AUCTION

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution:

WHEREAS, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code §307.12, when the county has personal property, including motor vehicle, road machinery, equipment, tools, or supplies, that is not needed for public use, is obsolete, or is unfit for the use for which it was acquired, and when the value of the property to be sold exceeds two thousand five hundred dollars, the board may sell the property at public auction; and

WHEREAS, Travis McGarvey, Paulding County Engineer, has the following equipment that has exceeded its useful life for the County Engineer’s office operation; to-wit:

1969 International Harvester 1800 Loadstar SN-416080G363904 Miles: 75,829

1985 Ford L 8000, Flat Bed With Sewer Jet 3208 Cat Engine Miles: 216,201

1988 Ford L 8000 Single Dump SN-1FDX82A7JVA13469 Miles: 128,496

1992 Ford L 8000 Tandem Axle Dump SN-1FDYU82AGNVA22313 Miles: 290,572

1998 Dodge Ram, 1/2 Ton SN-1B7HC16X7W5681999 Miles: 158,388

1994 Ford L 8000, Dump, Salt Spreader Miles: 143,789

now, therefore; BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners, pursuant to Ohio Revised Code, Section §307.12, does hereby authorize the Paulding County Engineer to sell the above-listed property at public auction.

 

IN THE MATTER OF AWARDING BID FOR THE PAULDING COUNTY COMMISSIONERS’ PARKING LOT PROJECT

Mr. Roy Klopfenstein moved to adopt the following resolution;

WHEREAS, four (4) sealed bids were received for the Paulding County Commissioners’ Parking Lot Project; and

WHEREAS, after review of the aforementioned bids, Travis McGarvey, Paulding County Engineer, has recommended that the project be awarded to the apparent low bidder, Ward Construction Company, 385 Oak Street, Leipsic OH 45856; now, therefore

BE IT RESOLVED, that the Board of County Commissioners does hereby award the Paulding County Commissioners’ Parking Lot Project to Ward Construction Company in the amount of $49,502, being $11,757 for the Paulding Village portion and $37,745 for the County portion.