NEWS RELEASE

Monday, July 9, 2018

 

The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 9, 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 provide a weekly update for the Engineer’s Office and a monthly update for the Landfill. Warren reported that the paving of Ney Williams Center Road should be completed at the beginning of this week, with the contractor then finishing the patching. The contractor will then move to Fruit Ridge Road, after the Highway Department finishes the widening project. Warren reported that the Great American Cleanup was a huge success. 6,040 pounds of trash were picked up along roads or contained at local events. 60 pounds of aluminum were recycled. 4 tires were removed from roadside. 130 miles were picked up. 159 acres of parks were cleaned up. 4 miles of waterways were cleaned. 3 neighborhoods were cleaned up as a part of a local project day, and areas were beautified with 20 flowerbeds, 10 hanging baskets and 4 trees planted. This was all accomplished by 281 volunteers.

 

Charlie Weber, Noble Township Fire Chief, and Darrel Rock, Sherwood Fire Chief, met with the Commissioners to discuss the new physical requirements for new volunteer firefighters taking the required trainings at Four County Career Center. They inquired if they could possibly use Activate Healthcare for the physicals. The Commissioners stated that they would research this.

 

 

Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner