Monday, July 30, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, July 30, 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 Emily Meyer, Administrative Assistant.  


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.


Today in session, the Commissioners approved a resolution submitting to the electors of Defiance County pursuant to R.C. § 5705.19 the question of a renewal with an increase to a 1.4-Mill tax levy for the purpose of the establishment and operation on a 9-1-1 system, as Defiance in R.C. § 128.01 and for a countywide public safety communications system under R.C. § 307.63. According to the Sheriff’s Office and 911 Board, the increase is necessary due to the increased cost of insurance, day-to-day operations, and new communications equipment.


Warren Schlatter, Defiance County Engineer, met with the Commissioners to provide a weekly update for the Engineer’s Office and the Landfill. Warren stated tile work is beginning along Moser Road. He also stated that preparatory work is beginning along County Road 424, prior to the major berm enhancement project.


The Commissioners held a public hearing on a request filed by a landowner for the vacation of a portion 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. With no testimony against this, the Commissioners approved this request.





Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner