NEWS RELEASE

Monday, October 2, 2017

 

The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, October 2, 2017 in the Commissionersí Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Commissioner Ryan Mack called the meeting to order. Also present were Commissioner Mick Pocratsky, Sherry Carnahan, Finance Manager/Administrator, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.

 

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

 

Dennis Miller and Emma Kirkpatrick, Maumee Valley Planning Organization; and Jerry Hayes, Defiance County Economic Development Director, met with the Commissioners to inform them that the Pioneer Railcorp is applying for a TIGER (Transportation Investment Generating Economic Recovery) Grant for upgrades to their rail line. The total project is $12 million. Pioneer Railcorp has committed the 20% match for the project. The Commissioners committed to providing a necessary letter of support for this grant application.

 

Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide an update for the Engineerís Office and the Landfill. Warren reported that the roadside grading on Buckskin Road between Mulligans Bluff Road and The Bend Road is being completed. They may begin culver replacements on Ney Williams Center Road, in preparation for repaving in 2018. They may begin a bridge replacement project next week on Shultz Road. Warren has started his annual bridge inspections.

 

The regularly scheduled update meeting with the Prosecutorís Office was cancelled.

 

 

 

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