Thursday, May 4, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 11:00 a.m. on Thursday, May 4, 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.


Prior to beginning session, the Commissioners, along with Mayor Diane Collins and Councilwoman Shelia Baker, Village of Hicksville, toured the Arc Solutions, Inc. facility located on Industrial Drive in Hicksville.


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.


The Commissionersí Office recently received the April 2017 report from Cecilia Parsons, Defiance County Recorder. Cecilia the following instruments being recorded: 158 deeds, 129 mortgages, 164 releases, and 11 power of attorneys; this compares to 173 deeds, 148 mortgages, 144 releases, and 4 power of attorneys in April, 2016. There were receipts of $23,272.75, of which $11,406.50 went to the Housing Trust Fund and $9,586.25 went to the General Fund. This compares to receipts of $23,659.75 in April, 2016, of which $11,571.00 went to the Housing Trust Fund and $9,753.75 went to the General Fund.


The Commissioners presented both the Hicksville Senior Center and the Defiance Senior Center with proclamations for May being Older Americans Month. Defiance County Senior Services includes older Americans who richly contribute to our community. Defiance County Senior Services is committed to supporting older adults as they take charge of their health, explore new opportunities and activities, and focus on independence. Defiance County Senior Services can provide opportunities to enrich the lives of individuals of all ages by: involving older adults in the redefinition of aging in our community, promoting home and community-based services that support independent living, encouraging older adults to speak up for themselves and others, and providing opportunities for older adults to share their experiences.The Commissioners urge every resident to take time during this month to acknowledge older adults and the people who serve them as influential and vital parts of our community.




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