Thursday, July 19, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Thursday, July 19, 2018 in the in the Commissioners’ Session Room at 500 Court Street, Defiance, Ohio 43512. Vice-President Mick Pocratsky called the meeting to order.  Also present were Commissioner Gary Plotts, Sherry Carnahan, Finance Manager/Administrator, and Stephanie Metz, Clerk.


Prior to session, the Commissioners held Breakfast on the Road at Farmer American Legion Post. They appreciated meeting with the other Elected Officials and citizens to discuss County matters.


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.


Tina Hiler, Defiance County Senior Services’ Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a monthly update. Tina reported that the Ice Cream Social/Band Concert is scheduled for Thursday, August 2nd at the UAW Park beginning at 5:00 p.m. All are encouraged to attend for food, entertainment, and homemade ice cream.


Randy Vogel, Defiance County Dog Warden, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Randy reported investigating 339 calls this year, which resulted in 48 dogs taken to the shelter, 49 warnings issued and 132 citations issued.


Sandy Kessler, Maumee Valley Planning Organization, met with the Commissioners for the bid opening of Ney Water Treatment Plant Improvements (CDBG) Project. There were no bids received. It is planned to rebid the project with an increased pre-bid estimate.


Sheriff Engel and Matt Hanenkrath, E911 Director, met with the Commissioners to request approval of a levy. The Commissioners approved a resolution “Declaring it necessary to levy a replacement with an increase to a 1.2-mill tax levy and requesting the County Auditor to certify the total tax valuation of the County and the dollar amount of revenue that would be generated by that replacement with an increase. The Board found the amount of taxes that may be raised within the ten-mill limitation by levies on the current tax duplicate will be insufficient to provide an adequate amount for the necessary requirements of the County, and that it is necessary to levy a tax in excess of that limitation for the establishment and operation of a 9-1-1 system and for a Countywide Public Safety Communications System.



Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Mick Pocratsky, Defiance County Commissioner