Thursday, January 26, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 26, 2017 in the Second Floor Conference Room of the Commissionersí 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.


Larry Woods and Ali Redmond, CORSA; and Julie Rittenhouse, Public Safety Servicesí Coordinator, met with the Commissioners to review the appraisal of the Courthouse and Courthouse Annex Building.


Les McCaslin, Four County ADAMhs Board, met with the Commissioners to provide an update.


The Commissioners attended a meeting with the City of Defiance Board of Control at the City Building. It is planned to have regularly scheduled meetings to continue the open dialog between the City and County. The following topics were discussed: walk/bike paths; Land Bank; blighted homes and commercial properties; housing projects; Brownfields; economic development; Clinton Street bridge project and housing of safety services; Junior High/Middle School building; retail development; Hire Road overpass.


Kevin Hancock, Ditch Maintenance, met with the Commissioners to discuss reviews of construction bases for ditch projects.


Dennis Miller and Ellen Smith, Maumee Valley Planning Organization, met with the Commissioners to provide an overview of the programing offered by Maumee Valley Planning Organization.



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