Monday, June 5, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 5, 2017 in 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.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update for the Engineerís Office and Landfill. Warren stated that the paving has been completed on New Bavaria Road, Defiance Ayersville Pleasant Bend Road, and Ney Williams Center Road; the roads still need to be bermed. The contractor is continuing with the crack sealing work throughout the County. The Highway Garage personnel will begin a bridge replacement on Independence Road north of Behrens Road.


Representatives from the Fort Defiance Humane Society met with the Commissioners to provide an update. Shane Wilson explained that the Humane Society Board level is reconstructing; they have started a financial committee. Mr. Wilson provided the Commissioners with a listing of changes to the management of the organization that has occurred since the beginning of the year. Mr. Wilson then presented the Commissioners with a formal request for a $30,000 donation from General Fund to be made annually. The Board then discussed the current contract for the care of dogs received from the Defiance County Dog Warden (for 2017 this is $25,000 from Dog and Kennel Fund). Mr. Wilson explained that the Humane Society is requesting the $30,000 donation on top of the contracted $25,000.00 a year.


Representatives from the State Auditorís Office met with the Commissioners and members of the Audit Committee for the entrance conference. The entrance conference was not conducted in an open meeting per the request of Ms. Maag in accordance with Section 121.22 (D) (2) of the Ohio Revised Code.The State Auditors will audit Defiance Countyís basic financial statements as of and for the year ended December 31, 2016.


Judge Strausbaugh and Lisa Linebrink, Probate/Juvenile Court, met with the Commissioners to discuss the Computer fund.


The Commissioners attended the Youth Workforce Development Committee meeting.


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