Monday, June 18, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, June 18, 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.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to open bids for 2018 Bulk Ice Control Salt and provide a weekly update on the Engineer’s Office and Landfill. There was only one bid received for the 2018 Bulk Ice Control Salt; Compass Minerals bid a price of $72.26 per ton. The bid for 2018 CR 424 Shoulder Widening was delayed by one week due to an incorrect number in the bid for one of the materials. Warren reported that Gerken Paving, Inc. is scheduled to pave Banner School Road later in the week. Curve widening on Ney Williams Center Road continues. The contractor for the Watson Road Bridge Project is waiting to continue working until the water level of Powell Creek lowers.


Jan Rethmel, Defiance County Wastewater Operations, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Jan reported billing out $58,906.64, collecting $58,022.53, and having expenses of $58,673.85 in May.


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 12 students reserved for the Defiance Summer Manufacturing Camp and 11 students reserved for the Hicksville Camp. There is still room for more students for both camps.


Tina Hiler, Defiance County Senior Services’ Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Tina reported that through May there have been 39,434 meals and 4,617 rides provided to Defiance County Senior Citizens. She informed the Board that the Annual Ice Cream Social is scheduled for 5:00 p.m. on Thursday, August 2nd at the UAW Park.


Timothy Bower, Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities, met with the Commissioners to discuss a proposed levy. The request from the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities was to place a six-year 0.85-mill renewal levy, plus a six-year 0.5-mill additional levy on the November ballot. After review of the finances for the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities, the Commissioners feel that the organization will have enough funds for this levy cycle by only passing a 0.85-mill renewal levy. The organization could then look at an increase on the next levy cycle, if the cash-on-hand carryover continues to decline.






Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner