Thursday, June 22, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, June 22, 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.


Dr. Nicole Payne, Defiance County Coroner, met with the Commissioners to provide an update.


Jared Orzalek, Sabre/FWT, met with the Commissioners to provide them with an update on the proposed training center for welders at their facility in Hicksville. The project would involve training and certifying new employees to the company’s standards in order to boost their workforce.


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.


Sandy Kessler, Maumee Valley Planning Organization, met with the Commissioners for the 2nd Public Hearing for the FY 2017 CDBG CD Allocation Program. Sandy informed the Board that she just recently received notification that Defiance County will receive $150,000.00 for CD Allocation for this funding cycle. There has been $30,000.00 set aside for administration.


The Board of Commissioners was informed by Suzanne Dulaney, Director of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio (CCAO), that the Senate Omnibus Amendment to the State Biennium Budget does not include any remedy for the loss of sales tax revenue for managed care organizations. This cut will result in a $300,000 reduction to Defiance County’s yearly sales tax revenue. The Counties are simply seeking revenue stability by holding on to their current levels of funding. The replacement of this revenue would not be a tax increase. The Board raised concerns that this cut, along with other pending losses of revenue, may result in budget cuts for the County in 2018.



Release Approved:            ____________________________________________________           

                                                Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner