Thursday, April 6, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday, April 6, 2017 in the in the Hicksville Village Council Room, Hicksville, Ohio. 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.


Per the recommendation of Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, the Commissioners awarded the bids for the 2017 Miscellaneous Concrete to all of the bidders. It is the intent to purchase material from the lowest bidder, but in the event of a scheduling problem the County can still get the material required.


Mayor Diane Collins, Mike Barth and Mike Bailey, Village of Hicksville, met with the Commissioners to discuss various pending projects.


Jason Roehrig, Defiance County Soil & Water Conservation District Administrator, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Jason informed the Board that the Kohout Extension was completed in early March by Ryan Nida Excavating at a cost of $37,240.00. The Annual Tree Sale was completed this week with 9,200 conservation trees and 160 fruit trees being sold. The Kids Outdoor Science Camp is being held at 4H Camp Palmer on June 5-8. The 2017 Penney Nature Center Kidsí Camp is being held on June 13-15.


Angie Freese, Hicksville Chamber of Commerce, met with the Commissioners to provide an update. They are in the process of updating the banners downtown with a new design, which was completed by Hicksville students. She stated that the Annual Golf Outing is scheduled for Friday, July 14th at Eagle Rock in Defiance.


The Commissionersí Office recently received the March 2017 report from Cecilia Parsons, Defiance County Recorder. Cecilia the following instruments being recorded: 178 deeds, 160 mortgages, 136 releases, 6 power of attorneys and 2 leases; this compares to 162 deeds, 155 mortgages, 135 releases, 3 power of attorneys and 2 leases in March, 2016. There were receipts of $25,535.75, of which $12,485.00 went to the Housing Trust Fund and $10,650.75 went to the General Fund. This compares to receipts of $24,067.75 in March, 2016, of which $11,672.50 went to the Housing Trust Fund and $10,120.25 went to the General Fund.



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