NEWS RELEASE

Monday, July 24, 2017

 

The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 24, 2017 in the Commissioners’ Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Commissioner Ryan Mack called the meeting to order.  Also present were Commissioners Mick Pocratsky and Gary Plotts, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.

 

The Commissioners met in General Session and approved and signed various resolutions, contracts and documents. The Commissioners also reviewed the calendar of events and discussed upcoming meetings.

 

The Commissioners approved several resolutions based on information presented by Kevin Hancock, Defiance Ditch Maintenance Supervisor, on Tuesday, July 18, 2017.

·       Approve the estimate ($13,732.40) as the construction cost of the improvement, in lieu of the original construction cost of the improvement for Mason Rowe Ditch and add parcels to the schedule of benefited landowners. The Mason Rowe Ditch is 6,518 feet long and was petitioned in 1968 with a total construction base of $3,018.68. The average annual cost to maintain this improvement over the last six years has been $1,595.68. The new proposed construction cost, which was figured at the current construction costs, is $13,732.40.

·       Approve the estimate ($14,091.80) as the construction cost of the improvement, in lieu of the original construction cost of the improvement for Phumphrey Ditch and add parcels to the schedule of benefited landowners.  The Phumphrey Ditch is 6,551 feet long and was petitioned in 1975 with a total construction base of $6,059.88. The average annual cost to maintain this improvement over the last six years has been $1,631.39. The new proposed construction cost, which was figured at the current construction costs, is $14,091.80.

·       Approve the estimate ($5,492.00) as the construction cost of the improvement, in lieu of the original construction cost of the improvement for Stefel Ditch. The Steffel Ditch is 2,440 feet long and was petitioned in 1978 with a total construction base of $1,132.80. The average annual cost to maintain this improvement over the last six years has been $141.52. The new proposed construction cost, which was figured at the current construction costs, is $5,492.00.

·       Approve the estimate ($28,660.00) as the construction cost of the improvement, in lieu of the original construction cost of the improvement for Stotler Ditch and add parcels to the schedule of benefited landowners. The Stotler Ditch is 13,200 feet long and was petitioned in 1968 with a total construction base of $3,823.91. The average annual cost to maintain this improvement over the last six years has been $1,475.98. The new proposed construction cost, which was figured at the current construction costs, is $28,660.00.

·       Approve the estimate ($25,220.40) as the construction cost of the improvement, in lieu of the original construction cost of the improvement for Stuckman Ditch and add parcels to the schedule of benefited landowners. The Stuckman Ditch is 11,278 feet long and was petitioned in 1968 with a total construction base of $2,957.49. The average annual cost to maintain this improvement over the last six years has been $1,400.82. The new proposed construction cost, which was figured at the current construction costs, is $25,220.40.

·       Approve the estimate ($47,520.60) as the construction cost of the improvement, in lieu of the original construction cost of the improvement for Watchman Ditch. The Watchman Ditch is 20,367 feet long and was petitioned in 1972 with a total construction base of $15,817.36. The average annual cost to maintain this improvement over the last six years has been $2,214.43. The new proposed construction cost, which was figured at the current construction costs, is $47,520.60.

 

Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide an update from the Engineer’s Office and the Landfill. Warren provided the Board with the Force Account Job Cost Accounting Report for work on Independence Road 0.35 miles north of Banner School Road. They replaced the existing structure with twin 84” corrugated circular metal pipes at a cost of $61,700.43.

 

Connie Bostelman, Defiance County Child Support Enforcement Agency Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Connie reported that there were 6 genetic tests performed, 55 administrative and/or court hearings held, 15 obligors submitted to credit reporting agencies, 27 paternities established, and 25 support orders established in the second quarter. There has been collections of $3,403,795.88 with a caseload of 2,695.

 

Tina Hiler, Defiance County Senior Services’ Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Tina reported that through June 2017 there have been 44,813 meals and 5,393 rides provided to seniors in Defiance County. The annual Ice Cream Social will be on Thursday, August 3rd at the UAW Park. The dinner is 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. with the Bud Widmer Rube Band beginning at 6:00 p.m. The Senior Celebration/Veteran’s Day at the Defiance County Fair is set for Wednesday, August 23rd.

 

Russ Herman, Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, met with the Commissioners to provide an update on various legal matters.

 

The Commissioners attended the Four County Solid Waste District Board of Directors meeting.

 

Vickie Myers, Defiance County Treasurer; Jill Little, Defiance County Auditor, and Russ Herman met to discuss tax certificate sale for the former SK Tools property; Vickie plans on moving forward with this process.

 

 

Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner