Monday, May 8, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, May 8, 2017 in 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, 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.


Vickie Myers, Defiance County Treasurer, and Jill Little, Defiance County Auditor, met with the Commissioners to discuss tax lien certificate sales, land banks and Board of Revision foreclosures.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update on the Engineer’s Office and a monthly update for the Landfill. Warren reported that the Great American Clean Up is March 20th through May 20th; there was a new sponsor this year – Marco’s Pizza. They supplied a pizza lunch for the volunteers for the City East Side Clean Up on April 28th and 29th. April 8th was the City Clean Up Your Park Day; it had 324 volunteers that collected 34 bags of trash and 103 bags of leaves. April 22nd was Spring Clean Up Day with containers placed at Kingsbury Park, Diehl Park, Latty’s Grove Park, Bronson Park and Compo Park. The Commissioners would like to thank all the volunteers that participated in all of these events. In April the Landfill had sales of $366,488.65 from 11,482.67 tons and 42,642 cubic yards; this compares to sales of $334,891.35 from 10,602.20 tons and 38,424 cubic yards in April, 2016.


Larry Woods, First Insurance Group; Ali Redmond, CORSA; and Julie Rittenhouse, Defiance County Public Safety Services’ Coordinator, met with the Commissioners to review the CORSA renewal.


Julie Rittenhouse met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update for Public Safety Services.


Travis Cruse and Justin Harrington, ODNR, met with the Commissioners to discuss a piece of property currently owned by the County that is leased to ODNR. The property is approximately 101 acres directly to the east of the Oxbow Lake property. Per the lease, the land is managed by ODNR. The Commissioners stated that the agreement is still valid.




Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner