Thursday, January 12, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 5, 2017 in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Commissioners’ Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Commissioner Ryan Mack called the meeting to order.  Also present were Commissioners Gary Plotts and Mick Pocratsky, Sherry Carnahan, Finance 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.


Russ Herman, Defiance County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, met with the Commissioners to provide an update on various pending and imminent legal matters.


Scott Schroeder, Poggemeyer Design Group, met with the Commissioners to open the qualifications submitted for Design-Build Companies for the Defiance County Maintenance Facility Project. The pre-bid estimate for the project is $650,000.00. The following companies submitted qualifications: Spyker Construction, McDonalds Design Build, Miller Contracting Group, Mel Lanzer Company, Rupp/Rosebrock, The Baker Schindler Company and The Delvanthall Company. The next steps in the process are: review and ranking of the qualifications, meeting with the top company and opening the submitted cost proposal for the project. Poggemeyer Design Group is assisting the Commissioners with this project as the Criteria Architect/Engineer.


The Defiance County Board of Commissioners is seeking applications of persons interested in being Defiance County’s Apiary Inspector for the 2017 apiary season (approximate season from March 15th to October 31st, weather permitting). This person would act as an authorized representative of the Director of the Ohio Department of Agriculture; the County Apiary Inspector inspects honey bee colonies within the appointing County to prevent the introduction, dissemination, and establishment of honey bee diseases and pests, as required by Ohio Revised Code. It is recommended that the applicant have a minimum three years beekeeping experience, good people skills and attention to details. Application forms available at the Commissioners’ office, 500 Court Street, Suite A, Defiance, Ohio from 8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m. Monday – Friday and at  Applications accepted until 4:00 p.m. on Friday, January 27, 2017. 



Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner