Monday, November 6, 2017


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, November 6, 2017 in the Commissioners’ Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Commissioner Ryan Mack called the meeting to order.  Also present were Commissioner Mick Pocratsky and Gary Plotts, Sherry Carnahan, Finance Manager/Administrator, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.


The Commissioners met in General Session. They approved and signed various resolutions, contracts and documents. The Commissioners also reviewed the calendar of events and discussed upcoming meetings.


The Commissioners approved an agreement with the Ohio Department of Natural Resources, Division of Wildlife to provide free open hunting, fishing, trapping and wildlife viewing on a portion of parcel number K140031001201. The adjacent parcel number I130006000100 is also included principally for access purposes off of State Route 15. This area will be referred to as “Western Agreement  Portion of Oxbow Lake Wildlife Area”. (See attached map for the area included in this agreement.) The agreement is effective for 40 years. The agreement grants the authority for the Division of Wildlife to provide a wildlife management program. Camping, open fires, horses, and any types of boats or watercraft are not permitted in the Western Agreement Poriton of Oxbow Lake Wildlife Area. The Division will patrol and enforce all Laws applicable to the area included in the agreement.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide an update for the Engineer’s Office and the Landfill. Warren reported that the culvert replacement on Ney Williams Center Road is completed. Warren provided the Board with the Accumulated Revenue Report for the Engineer’s Office. The accumulated revenue for October was $366,177.51. Warren provided the monthly update for the Landfill. He reported that in September there were sales of $411,628.78 from 49,023 cubic yards and 13,431.41 tons; this compares to sales of $371,142.34 from 43,538 cubic yards and 11,812.38 tons in September 2016.


Deb Kutzli met with the Commissioners to request assistance with funding for the Annual Defiance, Ohio Pow Wow. The 2018 event is scheduled for September 29-30, 2018 at Camp Lakota.



Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner