Thursday, October 19, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 10:00 a.m. on Thursday, October 19, 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 Mick Pocratsky and Gary Plotts, Sherry Carnahan, Finance Manager/Administrator, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.


Prior to session, the Commissioners held a Breakfast on the Road at the Farmer American Legion Post. Sheriff Doug Engel, some of the Sheriff’s Office staff, some of the E-911 office staff, and Vickie Myers, Defiance County Treasurer, also participated in the event. The Elected Officials and County Employees were able to interact and discuss many topics with the County’s residents, including: the County’s financial situation with possible upcoming budget cuts from the State, and ODOT’s recent decision to eliminate flashing lights a several intersections in the area. The Commissioners appreciated the Farmer American Legion Post for allowing them to use their facility and for allowing them to assist briefly with the making donuts. The Commissioners were amazed that there were over 6,000 donuts purchased today.


Farmer American Legion Post also provided the Commissioners with a letter that Campbell Soup Supply Company would like to thank veterans by extending an invitation to shop in their Employee Store during the month of November 2017. This is open to all veterans in Defiance County. There is a spending limit of $300 per day. All product purchased must be for the consumption of the purchaser and is not to be re-sold under any circumstances. If there are any questions, please contact Susan Eis, store manager, at 419-599-6698.


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.


Randy Vogel, Defiance County Dog Warden, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Randy reported the through September there have been 646 complaints investigated, which resulted in 195 citations, 154 warnings and 118 dogs taken to the shelter. There has been $6,760.11 received in Municipal Court fines.


Tanya Bruner, Peter Kennerk, Chris Newton, Dave Lulfs, and Tom Kent, Defiance County Veterans Affairs, met with the Commissioners to review their proposed change for their travel policy. Their recommended change is to use a per diem rate for meals while traveling, instead of a reimbursement with a daily-capped amount. Tanya stated that she will be discussing this with the Defiance County Auditor prior to implementation.



Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner