Thursday, June 15, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 15, 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.


John Fifer, Christmas Cruise Thru, met with the Commissioners to provide an update on the event. The 2017 Christmas Cruise Thru will begin Friday, November 24th. It will run every weekend through Sunday, December 10th. He stated that it will just be a cruise-through for the first weekend, but the buildings will be open for the weekends in December. He also informed the Board that the fireworks will be held on the last Sunday of the event. He requested funding from the Commissioners for the fireworks. The Commissioners praised the organization for providing a wonderful event for Defiance County.


Tina Hiler, Defiance County Senior Servicesí Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Tina reported that through May there have been 37,085 meals provided and 4,337 rides provided to seniors in Defiance County. She informed the Board that on Thursday, August 3rd is the Annual Ice Cream Social at the UAW Park on Baltimore Road. The picnic dinner with home-made ice cream begins at 5:00 p.m. with the Bud Widmer Rube Band playing at 6:00 p.m.


Carrie Wetstein and Savanna Weber, United Way of Defiance County, met with the Commissioners to discuss the Annual Defiance County Hot Air Balloon Festival and request approval for the event to be held on County property. The event is being held at the Defiance Airport on Saturday, August 5th. The Commissioners approved the event to be held on County property.


The Commissioners would like to invite the public to attend their next Lunch on the Road on Wednesday, June 21st at The Clubhouse in Hicksville (former Hickory Hills Golf Course) beginning at 11:30 a.m. The Commissioners encourage the public to join them to share your ideas, questions or concerns regarding our community.



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