Monday, June 11, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 11, 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 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 certified the May Solid Waste Disposal Submittal Forms for the Landfill facilities. Defiance Township, as the host government agency, received $2,782.72.  The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) also received $3,291.79 for the construction, & demolition debris (C&DD) waste. Monthly (MSW) Disposal fees paid to the Ohio EPA for the Defiance County Landfill was $39,205.50. The Four County Solid Waste District received $13,866.00.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update on the Engineer’s Office and a monthly update for the Landfill. Warren reported that there were sales of $455,936.36 in May from 53,291 cubic yards and 14,422.65 tons. This compares to sales of $379,828.95 in May 2017 from 43,916 cubic yards and 12,407.77 tons.


Kirstie Mack, Defiance Development and Visitors Bureau, met with the Commissioners to provide an update. Kirstie reported that there is now a Farmers Market downtown. She stated that this compliments the Farmers Market at the Mall; it does not compete with the event. She reminded the Board that Riverfest is at Pontiac Park June 22 and 23, 2018 and Ribfest is scheduled for September 29, 2018.


Julie Voll, Defiance County Family & Children First, met with the Commissioners to review the application for the Regional Early Intervention Grant. The Board approved submitting the grant.


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


The Commissioners met with Mayor McCann, Jen English, Jeff Leonard, Jon Lehner, and Sean O’Donnell, City of Defiance to discuss water quality issues. Jeff and Jen explained that they are attempting to form a local and regional collaborative approach for water quality initiatives and reviewed their efforts to date.



Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner