Monday, January 22, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, January 22, 2018 in the in the Commissioners’ 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; they approved and signed various resolutions, contracts and documents. The Commissioners also reviewed the calendar of events and discussed upcoming meetings.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update for the Engineer’s Office and Landfill. Warren reviewed the status of the County’s asphalt. In 2017, there were 13.3 miles paved of the County’s 325 miles; this brought the average asphalt age to 16.4. The industry often used 15 years as an average pavement life, so 22 miles per year are needed to maintain condition. Warren also reviewed the County’s bridge conditions. In 2017, there were 3 bridges replaced of the County’s 231 bridges. This made 3.5% in Poor condition, 3.0 in Fair condition, and 93.5 in Good/Excellent condition. The industry often uses 50 years as an average bridge life, so 5 replacements per year are needed to maintain conditions.


Connie Bostelman, Defiance County Child Support Enforcement Agency, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Connie reported in 2017 there were 67 genetic testings performed, 467 administrative and/or court hearings held, 198 obligors submitted to credit reporting agencies, 258 paternities established and 231 support orders established.


Greg Reinhart, Defiance County Wastewater Operations, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Greg reported the following items being completed in December: adjusted control levels and checked air release valve on pressure line on Paulding County’s Auglaize River Sewer Pump Station #2; installed pump at EMA; installed float weight on float at EMA pump station; jetted plugged return sludge line at Evansport Wastewater Treatment Plant; check two grinder pumps on Switzer Road. Greg also reported billing out $58,563.94, collecting $54,447.88, and having expenses of $181,041.48 in December.


Morris Murray and Russ Herman, Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, met with the Commissioners to provide an update on various legal matters.



Release Approved:          ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner