Monday, February 26, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, February 26, 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.


The Commissioners awarded the bid for the Auglaize Village Barn Project to R.G. Zachrich Construction, Inc. for the base bid and alternate #3 in the amount of $100,676.00.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update for the Engineer’s Office and the Landfill. Warren informed the Board that the crews are working on patching roads and a culvert replacement on Wonderly Road south of Jericho Road for Mark Township Trustees.


Greg Reinhart and Jan Rethmel, Defiance County Wastewater Operations, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Greg reported the following items being completed in January: primed and adjusted control levels on Paulding County’s Auglaize River Sewer Pump Station #2; changed grinder pump on St. Rte. 637; changed grinder pump on Oak Forest Dr.; replaced grinder on Ralston Ave.; pulled and cleaned pump at the EMA; cleaned the floats on Auglaize River Sewer Pump Station #4; pulled and cleaned Christy Pump Station pumps. Greg reported billing out $64,620.54, collecting $69,409.55, and having expenses of $40,456.85 in January.


Vickie Myers, Defiance County Treasurer, met with the Commissioners and Jill Little, Defiance County Auditor, to approve the issuance of $14,173.00 of bond anticipation notes for the Flory Road Tile Project.


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


Jerry Hayes and Carla Hinkle, Defiance County Economic Development, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Carla informed the Board that there are currently 30 students scheduled for the Manufacturing Bus Tour on March 1st of General Motors, Defiance Metal Products and B&B Molded. There are currently 25 students scheduled for the Manufacturing Bus Tour on March 5th of Gordon Creek Granite, APT Manufacturing and Stoett Industries. Carla stated that plans are also being made for two summer Manufacturing Camps in July.



Release Approved:            ____________________________________________________   

                                                Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner