Thursday, January 11, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, January 11, 2018 in the in the Commissionersí Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. President 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.


Lisa Weaner and Stacie Fedderke, Fort Defiance Humane Society (FDHS), met with the Commissioners and Randy Vogel, Defiance County Dog Warden, to provide an update. Lisa reported FDHS having a net income for 2017 of $26,083.72. She reported having an intake of 455 cats and 556 dogs in 2017, of which 94 cats and 379 dogs were adopted. The Commissioners will be working with FDHS to implement a new contract for care of dogs taken into custody by the Defiance County Dog Warden.


Justin Kuhn met with the Commissioners and Tina Hiler, Defiance County Senior Servicesí Director, to discuss relocating the Hicksville Center to a building owned by Mr. Kuhn. This was originally discussed in 2017, but was determined unaffordable based on rent requests by Mr. Kuhn. The Commissioners explained that if an agreement on rent amount could be reached, Mr. Kuhn would need to follow all government guidelines and requirements regarding the renovations, including Prevailing Wage Laws. The Board directed Tina to research the amount of monthly rent she felt the Defiance County Senior Services could afford.


Amy Galbraith, Defiance County Clerk of Courts, met with the Commissioners to discuss budgetary issues.


The Commissionersí Office will be closed on Monday, January 15th due to Martin Luther King, Jr. Day.





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