Monday, July 2, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 2, 2018 in the in the Commissionersí 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.


On June 28, 2018, the Commissioners received a request from the Defiance County Board of Developmental Disabilities to place a .85 mill renewal tax levy on the ballot. This levy would be for six years for the purpose of community mental retardation and developmental disabilities programs and services, including God Samaritan School, Early Intervention Services, Adult Services, Residential Services, Service Coordination, and Transportation pursuant to Ohio Revised Code Chapter 5126. In session, the Commissioners unanimously approved a resolution declaring it necessary to levy a renewal .85-mill tax levy and requesting the County Auditor to certify the total current tax valuation of the County and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by that renewal levy.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update for the Engineerís Office and Landfill. Warren reported that the contractor is patching in Hicksville Township; the contractor will begin paving Ney Williams Center Road. The Highway Department is widening Fruit Ridge Road north of Ayersville, and will move to Standley Road to SR 18. The second round of roadside mowing was completed.


Jerry Overmier, Beilharz Architects, Inc., met with the Commissioners to discuss the Veterans/Senior Citizens Pavilion Project. The Commissioners asked Jerry to provide them with a proposal to assist with the project.


Dennis Miller, Maumee Valley Planning Organization, and Jill Little, Defiance County Auditor, met with the Commissioners to discuss the recent financial compliance audit completed by Ohio Developmental Services Agency.


County Offices will be closed on Wednesday, July 4, 2018 in observance of Independence Day.




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†††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††† Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner