Monday, July 16, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 16, 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.


Prior to session, the Commissioners presented a proclamation to Ric Booher, Commander VFW 3360 and Vice President of VVA Chapter 954, for the Ohio Flags of Honor Traveling Memorial. The Ohio Flags of Honor Traveling Memorial is a special event to honor our Ohio daughters, sons, sisters, and brothers who have died in the wars in Iraq and Afghanistan and throughout the world fighting the War on Terror. The traveling display is a way to help facilitate fellowship for families, friends, and communities who want to pay tribute to Ohioís fallen soldiers. Over 600 American flags will be arranged and displayed in humble respect to the Gold Star Families that have given the ultimate sacrifice of a loved one to the War on Terror. The names of each fallen individual are announced followed by a single bell toll and a U.S. flag bearing the fallen heroís name is placed in the memorial field. The Board of Defiance County Commissioners encourage all citizens to attend this vivid, but silent, tribute to these courageous men and women with an Opening Ceremony at 10:00 am on July 21st and Day of Reflection until 2:00 pm on July 22nd at the Defiance Elks, 1760 Jefferson Ave.††


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 June Solid Waste Disposal Submittal Forms for the Landfill facilities. Defiance Township, as the host government agency, received $2,671.69.The Ohio Department of Natural Resources (ODNR) also received $3,231.26 for the construction, & demolition debris (C&DD) waste. Monthly (MSW) Disposal fees paid to the Ohio EPA for the Defiance County Landfill was $36,736.11. The Four County Solid Waste District received $13,262.85.


Jim Harris and Wes Zwiebel, Brunersburg Water & Sewer District, and Todd Jenkins, Peterman Associates, met with the Commissioners to discuss the Evansport Water Systemís Findings and Orders. The system is under Findings & Orders from the Ohio EPA due to high TTHM levels. Peterman Associates completed a survey of the system. They provided the Board with three options to correct the TTHM levels for the Evansport customers. Their recommendation was to install an aeration plat/booster station. The cost ranges from $843,750 to $1,012,500. The Commissioners approved Peterman Associates to submit the general plan to the EPA and continue the process. The Commissioners will work with other local agencies to attempt to obtain grants and/or loans to reduce the cost to the systemís users.


Greg Reinhart and Jan Rethmel, Defiance County Wastewater Operations, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. They reported billing out $59,176.94, collecting $59,559.17, and having expenses of $112,134.57 during June.


Jerry Hayes and Carla Hinkle, Defiance County Economic Development, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update.


The Commissioners held the viewing on a request filed a landowner for the vacation of Market Street, south of Second Street and north of Third Street, and the east-west alley between Lot 62 and Lot 65 of the Village of Brunersburg in Noble Township, Defiance County, Ohio. A Public Hearing will be held Monday, July 30, 2018 at 1:00 p.m. at the Defiance County EMA Building, 22491 Mill Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512.



Release Approved:____________________________________________________†††††††††

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