Monday, June 4, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 4, 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 Mick Pocratsky and Gary Plotts, Sherry Carnahan, Finance Manager/Administrator, and Emily Meyer, Deputy 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 on the Engineer’s Office and Landfill.


Tonya Wichman and Kim Smith, Defiance County Board of Elections, met with the Commissioners to discuss voting equipment updates. The estimated cost of the equipment is $970,073.67, with an annual maintenance cost of $66,654.00. The Board of Elections is also looking into combining voting locations to potentially reduce some of the equipment costs; the Board will be presented with the proposal to go from 15 voting locations down to 8 locations.


Timothy Bower, Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities, met with the Commissioners to discuss the upcoming levy that may be placed on the November ballot. The Commissioners requested further financial information in preparation for a final meeting and decision on the proposed levy renewal with an increase.




Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner