NEWS RELEASE

Thursday, September 21, 2017

 

The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, September 21, 2017 in the Commissionersí 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, Sherry Carnahan, Fiscal Manager/Administrator, 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.

 

Tina Hiler, Defiance County Senior Servicesí Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Tina reported that there were 59,965 meals and 7,421 rides provided to date through August. Tina informed thanked Stark Trucking and the Stark family for the purchase, processing and donation of a hog from the Defiance County Fair. Tina informed the Board that the Auxiliary will be providing the pop at water at Ribfest on September 30th. They have also planned a craft fair for Saturday, November 9th at the Defiance Center; they are in search of vendors for this event.

 

 

 

UPDATE ON BROWNFIELD PROJECTS

 

Today, in session, the Board approved a letter to JobsOhio to acknowledge JobsOhioís commitment of assistance, dated July 6, 2017, to perform a Phase II Assessment at 1070 Jackson Street in the City of Defiance, Ohio.These funds will assist Defiance County and will permit the completion of a Phase II Environmental Assessment to support the eventual redevelopment of the Vortex Site. Specifically, the Board accepted the commitment for the proposed: $53,842 in to perform a Phase II Environmental Assessment at 1070 Jackson Street, Defiance, Ohio.

 

Vickie Myers, Defiance County Treasurer, also informed the Board that the Tax Certificates for the former SK Tools property have been prepared and are ready to be recorded with the Defiance County Recorderís Office.This is the first step in transferring the property to the proposed redevelopment company.

 

 

 

 

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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner