Monday, August 27, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, August 27, 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 Commissioner Gary Plotts, 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 the Landfill. Warren reported that a culvert is being replaced at the intersection of Canal Road and Ball Road.


Tonya Wichman and Kim Smith, Defiance County Board of Elections, met with the Commissioners to discuss the purchase of new voting equipment. They provided a new quote for voting equipment. They were able to eliminate 10 machines and the standard kiosks provided by the vendor from the original quote. The new amount is $782,720; the amount Defiance County is to receive from the State for this is approximately $550,000. They stated that the State is still negotiating with the voting equipment vendors on pricing, so it is hoped that the purchase price will decrease.


Morris Murray and Russ Herman, Defiance County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office, met with the Commissioners and Defiance Township Trustees in executive session per ORC 121.22 (G) (3) Conferences with an attorney for the public body concerning disputes involving the public body that are the subject of pending or imminent court action.




Release Approved:  ____________________________________________________         

                                         Ryan Mack, Defiance County Commissioner