Monday, July 23, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 23, 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 for the bid opening of the 2018 CR 424 Shoulder Widening Project. The Engineer’s Estimate for the project was $1,432,193.00. The following bids were received: Gerken Paving, Inc. - $1,432,717.60, and RG Zachrich Construction - $1,495,358.10. The bids were taken under advisement and will be awarded at a future date.


He also provided a weekly update for the Engineer’s Office and the Landfill. Warren reported that the paving and berming on Fruit Ridge Road was completed. The beams are planned to be set on Watson Road on Tuesday and Wednesday. The concrete widening of Canal Road near the Landfill will begin later in the week. Roadside mowing is continuing.


Connie Bostelman, Defiance County Child Support Enforcement Agency Director, met with the Commissioners to provide a quarterly update. Connie reported that for the first half of the year there were 18 genetic tests completed, 215 administrative and/or court hearings held, 63 obligors submitted to credit reporting agencies, 79 paternities established and 83 support orders established. For the first half of the year there has been $3,324,413.32 collected.


Trish Speiser, Defiance Historic Homes, met with the Commissioners to provide an update on the flood pole project for the Community Historic Preservation Fund. She stated that the poles have been installed with painted lines showing water levels for several floods. She stated that the signage providing information still needed to be ordered and installed. She requested a time extension of October 1, 2018 to complete the project, due to addition information discovered in researching the project. The Commissioners approved this request.


Russ Herman, Defiance County Assistant Prosecuting Attorney, met with the Commissioners to provide an update on various legal matters.




Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner