Monday, September 10, 2018


The Board of Defiance County Commissioners met in regular session at 9:00 a.m. on Monday, September 10, 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.


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 Engineerís Office and a monthly update for the Landfill. Warren reported that the Highway Department is working on widening Canal Road and roadside grading on Jericho Road. Chip sealing continues, as does the work on the road alignment at the bridge on Watson Road. Warren reported sales of $445,344.39 in August from 53,498 cubic yards and 14,320.00 tons.


Cecilia Parsons, Defiance County Recorder, met with the Commissioners to discuss her Technology Fund. She stated that five years ago legislation was approved to allow Recorders to request up to $8 per document to fund their technology needs. This law is only to continue through January 1, 2019. She stated that the need still exists for her technology fund. She urged the Commissioners to request the State Legislators to enact an extension of this legislation to allow her to continue to advance her department. She stated that one of the items she purchased with her technology fund is a new computer system. One of the benefits of this system is a Property Fraud Alert that landowners can sign up free of charge. This will allow landowners to be notified if a document is filed containing their name or property. If the public has any questions on this, please contact the Recorderís Office at 419-782-4741.


The Commissioners met with Williams County, Fulton County, Hillsdale County (Michigan), Allen County (Indiana) and Stueben County (Indiana), Watson Well Drilling, and USGS to discuss options to study the aquifer. USGS reviewed a proposal for them to complete a study. The Counties also discussed the formation of a Tri-State Board to monitor the aquifer into the future.



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