Friday, October 11, 2013

Commissioners hear concerns about GTS services

BY BOB ROBINSON
ASSOC. EDITOR
GREENVILLE – During the public comments part of the Darke County Commissioners session Oct. 9 Art Garland and Louise (Weezy) Alexander asked about the changes in Greenville Transit Systems (GTS) policies, saying transportation used to be available for doctors’ appointments to Dayton.

“Now they charge a dollar a mile,” she said. “Private pay is $25 plus a dollar a mile to go there, and $25 plus $.75 a mile to come back.

“Patients can’t afford that. There has to be some kind of help.”

Commissioners Diane Delaplane and Mike Rhoades (Commissioner Mike Stegall was on vacation) said GTS had a grant for that. They no longer have it.

Noting she has called around and Spirit Ambulance is the same, Garland added, “There are loopholes for Medicaid. What happened to transportation for others for their doctor’s appointments?”

Alexander said she spent 35 years in health care, and now has MS (Multiple Sclerosis).

“I had my first seizure while I was driving on Jan. 23. Thank God no one was hurt.”

She told the commissioners she’d never had a problem, never had a disability…

“Now when it comes to my need I can’t have it; I’m not on Medicare. If I get on welfare then I’d be taken care of.”

“I feel for you,” Rhoades said. “I do, but we don’t have the money in our budget.”

“Job and Family Services had grants before,” Delaplane said. “Now that money has dried up.” She asked about other avenues, maybe local churches?

“They wouldn’t even have to use their car; they can use hers,” Garland added. “I’ve been ‘driving Miss Weezy’ but I work full time.”

Alexander said it wasn’t just about her; there are others with the same problems. They hoped to make the public aware; maybe there are other possibilities, maybe volunteers to help.

Garland said anyone who can help or had any ideas could call her at 459-0355.

In other business commissioners took bids for Mote & Associates project’s Deerfield Road Water Line improvements for the Village of Union City. The village engineer’s estimate was $85,000. Bids ranged from $78,600 from American Decorative Concrete (ADC) to $120,866. The second bid was $90,381 from Markley Excavating, LLC. Third through fifth came from Tumbusch Construction, Inc., Culy Contracting and Brumbaugh Construction, Inc.

Friday, September 20, 2013

Rhoades questions Solid Waste District bid requests

BY BOB ROBINSON
ASSOC. EDITOR
GREENVILLE – At the regular Commissioners meeting Sept. 9 Darke County Commissioner Mike Rhoades objected to methodology regarding bids taken by Darke County Solid Waste Director Krista Fourman.

Fourman requested bids on two computers from Doss Business Systems and GPS Computer. They were needed to replace outdated computers; one each at Solid Waste and Darke County Ditch Maintenance. Doss and GPS both provided quotes on business-ready computers with Microsoft Home & Business licenses. This was more than Fourman needed.

She told the commissioners she only needed standard Notebooks with licenses. This removed Doss from the bidding as they only dealt in business equipment; however GPS revised its bid.

Krista said she didn’t really know what she was looking for and wanted to compare “apples to apples” so Jeff Surber at GPS pulled some links of computers at Staples comparable to what he was offering and sent them to her. The Staples bid was higher than the GPS bid.

Rhoades objected.

“This is unethical,” he said. “Why is Jeff getting quotes for you from a competitor?”

Commissioner Mike Stegall didn’t see a problem. Commissioner Diane Delaplane said she agreed with Rhoades but will approve the bid.

“It isn’t appropriate,” she said, “but with the (Fourman’s) explanation and enough varied information here I believe I can approve it.”

The bid for two Acer Aspire LED Notebooks with Licenses by GPS Computer, Greenville, for $1,222 was approved two to one. Rhoades made the dissenting vote.

At the Sept. 18 meeting, Administrative Clerk/Secretary Robin Blinn noted commissioners met with Fourman following the Sept. 9 meeting and confirmed with her the process to be used in getting bids for her department.

Commissioners approved the terms and conditions regarding the Airport Improvement Program Grant at Darke County Airport, Versailles. Following approval of the terms and conditions they accepted the $85,890 grant to be used for the development of approximately 50 acres.

They gave Marshall authority to accept the FY2013 FAA Grant on Sept. 11.

On Sept. 11 commissioners approved Community Development/Grants Coordinator Jeff Marshall’s recommendation to put more than $76,600 in delinquent and “uncollectable” sewer district fees on the tax assessments of the individual parties.

The districts involved are: North Star, $2,075.31; Osgood, $3,145.51; Pitsburg, $51,660; Rolin Acres, $1,307; Rossburg, $15,878.97; and Yorkshire, $2,548.17.

Marshall said this wasn’t unusual, adding “the rule of thumb (for sewer district payments) is about 10 to 15 percent delinquency.”

Following reading of the minutes for Sept. 9 Ryan Carpe asked what was noted as “clearing the air” in a meeting of department heads. Stegall explained the commissioners had asked all departments to “flat line” their budgets for 2014, but the sheriff didn’t and the others wanted to know why.

Discussion ensued about the increased sheriff activity with the department coming up short each year. The activity was mostly due to the drug problem in the county.

“Toby (Sheriff Spencer) said almost every problem – 90 percent – relates back to drugs,” Stegall said. Stegall also noted the “trickle-down” effect and how increased sheriff activity results in increased prosecution, court and probation activity.

“It’s complicated,” he said. He added that it was a productive meeting with one or two ideas coming out of it.

Friday, August 16, 2013

Commissioners approve final fees for animal control

BY BOB ROBINSON
ASSOC. EDITOR
GREENVILLE – On Aug. 14 Darke County Commissioners approved the final schedule of fees for Dog Licenses and related services.

Beginning in 2014, dog license fees will be as follows: 1-year $16, 3-year $48 and permanent $160. The new kennel fee is $80 with the shelter fee continuing at $15 per dog, first day, and $5 per day thereafter.

Additional fees are as follows: Pickup of owned dog $30, receive non-licensed dog $25 (new), receive puppy less than three months $10, receive non-resident dog $40, quarantined bite dog $10 per day, pickup of stray dogs no charge, receive licensed dog $20 (new), receive cats/kittens $5 each (drop off only), euthanasia $40 per dog, removal of head for testing $40, adoption fee $64 (new, includes $30 certificate), carcass disposal $30 (mass cremation), transfer of ownership $5 and duplicate dog license $5.

Director of Darke County Solid Waste Krista Fourman recommended commissioners Environmental Enterprises of Cincinnati (EEI) on its bid of $9,645 for the county’s annual Household Hazardous Waste pickup on Oct. 26. The bid is based upon anticipated participation, but will be billed on poundage collected. Fourman told the commissioners she has gotten good reports on EEI. The commissioners approved the request.

As an information item. Fourman told the commissioners a contract has been signed between Darke County Solid Waste, Rumpke of Ohio and the Greenville City School District, including GHS, the junior high, middle, intermediate and elementary schools.

“Everyone (all the school districts) in the county is now into recycling,” Fourman added.

Greenville citizen Charlie James commented on the detail with which the county approves its spending in its public meetings.

“I see value in letting citizens know how their dollars are being spent,” he said.

Friday, June 28, 2013

Commissioners help BRC amend bond at tax-exempt rate

GREENVILLE – At their June 26 meeting, Darke County Commissioners signed a resolution allowing Brethren Retirement Community to borrow money at a tax-exempt rate. On hand for the paperwork were Marc Kamer, Peck, Shaffer & Williams, Amy Becker, Fifth-Third Bank, and John Warner, CEO of Brethren Retirement Community.

Kamer told the commissioners that the paperwork was simply to allow BRC to amend its Adjustable Rate Demand Health Care Revenue Bonds at a reduced rate. He added that there was no change in the amount and there would be no liability to the county.

On June 24, the commissioners signed the legislation that would allow Brumbaugh Construction, Inc. to begin work on the Village of Pitsburg’s Community Center Restroom Renovation project. Funds came from the Community Development Block Grant and Brumbaugh won the bid at $20,540.

Commissioners also approved a letter to 11 Grandview Estates Owners in the Village of Bradford regarding a Sanitary Sewer Study involving their properties. The meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. July 11 in the Bradford City Building.

Commissioners issued two proclamations at its June 24 meeting. The first was to Beverly Marker, whom they proclaimed as the “Tribute to Women” Representative as a member of the Darke County Republican Women’s Club. The second was for retiring employee of the Darke County Sheriff’s Department, Dale Allen Ary. June 20 was proclaimed “Dale Allen Ary” Day in recognition of his 30 years of service.

Friday, June 21, 2013

Commissioners approve DWART planning team

BY BOB ROBINSON
ASSOC. EDITOR
GREENVILLE - In its June 17 meeting the Darke County Commissioners approved a planning team to develop a response plan for the county’s Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team (DWART).

“This is a state law signed by the governor (Gov. John Kasich) last year. The purpose of the team is to develop a response plan,” said Mindy Saylor, Darke County Emergency Management Agency (EMA).

She added that the law was a response to the incident where Terry Thompson, Zanesville, released dozens of wild animals and then killed himself.

“We don’t have any wild animals registered in Darke County at this time,” she said, “but that doesn’t mean none are out there.”

Saylor added that there was a wildcat in Darke County at one point, but the owner voluntarily removed it to a facility equipped to handle wild animals. She recalled years ago there was an alligator in the pond. No other incidents that she was aware of.

The planning team named was Mark Whittaker (law enforcement), Mark Loy (fire), Eric Burns (first aid), Mindy Saylor (EMA), Terry Holman (health), Christina Chalmers (media), Mike Rhoades (elected official) and Jamie Beneke (dangerous wild animal owner).

“We’re just supposed to come up with a plan; actual response would be from law enforcement,” Saylor said.

In its June 19 meeting the Commissioners approved an annual contract the Central Ohio Youth Center (COYC), a correctional treatment unit.

“We had no referrals last year,” Jody Cantrell, Darke County Juvenile Court, said, “however there is a possibility we may have one this year.”

She said it was a girl with substance abuse and mental health issues.

“She needs to be clean before we can work with the other issues,” she added. COYC is a 90-day facility. The cost for the program is $175 a day.

Tuesday, April 23, 2013

Darke Co. Commissioners - Monday, April 22, 2013


Monday, April 22, 2013
THE BOARD OF DARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MET IN REGULAR SESSION AT 1:30 P.M. WITH MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioners Diane L. Delaplane, Michael W. Rhoades and Michael E. Stegall; Robin Blinn, Adm. Clerk/Secretary; and Patty Harter; Asst. Clerk/Secretary; Jeff Marshall, Community Development/Grants Coordinator; Margaret Hayes, Asst. Prosecuting Attorney; James Surber, Co. Engineer; Mark Wogaman & DC Garage Supt. Shane Coby; Alex Mikos w/TIGER Radio and Ryan Carpe w/Daily Advocate; Lonnie Cain, Wayne Callahan, Ann Althaus & Mandi Abner, Ohio Dept. of Transportation; Bob Wagner, Richland Twp. Trustee; and DC Citizens Gerald Wilker; Kay Nance; Bevin Fields; Jim DeMange; Ralph Rethman; Paul, Alan & Jeanie Henry; John Sr., John Jr. & Ryan Schmitmeyer.
Mr. Rhoades moved to approve the minutes of Wednesday, April 17, 2013; motion seconded by Mrs. Delaplane and all voted YEA.
IN THE MATTER OF EXAMINATION AND ALLOWANCE OF BILLS
Mrs. Delaplane moved to approve the following list of vouchers for payment; seconded by Mr. Rhoades and all voted YEA.
2 entries, County-$750, Other-$0, Totaling: $750
100 entries, County-$6,812.67, Other-$106,069.45, Totaling: $112,882.12
    IN THE MATTER OF PUBLIC MEETING WITH OFFICIALS FROM THE OHIO DEPT. OF TRANSPORTATION AND THE BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS, ALONG WITH OTHER INTERESTED PERSONS REGARDING THE ABANDONMENT OF ST. RT. 242
The Board of Darke County Commissioners, along with Community Development Grants Coordinator Jeff Marshall and Officials with ODOT addressed the public regarding the plans for St. Rt. 242.  After statement made by ODOT Officials; and comments etc. from CDGC Jeff Marshall; Commissioner Chairman Michael Stegall opened the ‘public meeting’ to the attendees for any questions, etc. that they might have.  Many residents asked questions regarding St. Rt. 242, along with questions regarding the future development of the DC Airport. 
(All questions, comments etc. can be heard on MP3/042213/File or copied on CD for the public)
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-60-2013) AUTHORIZING THE ABANDONING OF ST. RT. 242 FROM THE OHIO DEPARTMENT OF TRANSPORTATION AND MAKING IT PART OF THE DARKE COUNTY & TOWNSHIP ROAD SYSTEM
Rhoades moved the adoption of the following resolution:
Whereas, the Jerry Wray, the Director of Transportation, pursuant to Directors Journal Entry 07-DAR-2013-01, whereby the State agrees to the abandonment of State Route 242 (3.67 miles of roadway) and removal of State Route 242 from the State Highway System in Richland Township and in Wayne Township, Darke County, Ohio. The abandonment of Darke County State Route 242 in its entirety, and the number removal from the State Highway System, begins at the intersection with US Route 127 (SR 242 SLM 0.00), includes two ninety-degree turns (Chase Rd/Horner RD and Plessinger Rd/Shaffer Rd) and ends at the intersection with State Route 121 (SR 242 SLM 3.67) and,
Whereas, this Board is authorized by Ohio Revised Code Section 5553.02 to designate a County road when the Board of County Commissioners determines, from the statistics and information furnished and is of the opinion that it will be for the public convenience or welfare to designate a road as a County or Township road; and,
Whereas, upon the payment of the sum of $800,000 to the Darke County Engineer by the Ohio Department of Transportation per the April 2012 agreement, now, therefore, be it
Resolved, the Board accepts the abandoned State Route 242 as is, and make it a party of the County and Township road system; and be it further
Resolved, That the Darke County Engineer shall use the sum of eight hundred thousand dollars to be paid to him by the Ohio Department of Transportation, by force account and contract, exclusively for the improvement of Sections 1, 2 and 3 (total of 3.666 miles) of the present State Route 242 to include culvert replacement, bridge rehabilitation, should widening, base widening on Section 1, and resurfacing of the entire 3.666 miles. Said work shall commence as soon as practicable after ODOT certifies that the existing utilizes along State Route 242 have been relocated adjacent to the recently purchases right-of way limits; and be it further
Resolved, that this Board designates the road, formerly known as State Route 242, beginning at the intersection of State Route 242 at its West terminus with the center of the United States Route 127; thence. East along the present center of State Route 2442 following the half-section line through Sections 29, 28 and 27 TIIN, R3D, Richland Township, a distance of 11,386 feet, more or less to the center of Section 27 at the intersection of State Route 242 with Chase Road and Horner Road, having a length of 11,386 feet or 2.156 miles, more or less, (Being that portion of State Route 242 extending East from USR 127, to the intersection of Chase and Horner Roads) as a County road, and make it a part of the County road system; and be it further
Resolved, that this Board designates the road, formerly known as State Route 242, beginning at the center of Section 27, T11N, R3E, Richland Township, at the intersection of State Route 242 with Chase Road and Horner Road; thence North with the center of State Route 242 a distance of 2658 feet, more or less, to the intersection of said route with Plessinger Road and Shaffer Road, at the North quarter-corner of aforesaid Section 27; thence East along the center of State Route 242 and the line between Sections 22 and 27 a distance of 2617 feet, more or less, to the corner of Sections 22, 23, 26 and 27, the same being on the Township line between Richland and Wayne Townships, having a length of 5275 feet, or 1.000 miles, more or less, (Being the portion of State Route 242 extending from the intersection of Chase and Horner Roads, North and East to the Township Line between Richland and Wayne Township.) as a Township road and make it a part of the Richland Township road system; and be it further
Resolved, that this Board designates the road, formerly known as State 242, beginning at the corner of Sections 22, 23, 26 and 27 of T11N, R3E, on the line between Richland and Wayne Townships, and in the center of State Route 242: thence East into Wayne Township with the cent of said route along the line between Sections 23 and 26, a distance of 2695 feet, more or less, to the intersection of State Route 242 with the center of State Route 121, having a length of 2695 feet, or .0510 miles, more or less, (Being that portion of State Route 242 extending East from the Township Line between Richland and Wayne Township, to State Route 121) as a Township road and make it a part of the Wayne Township road system; and be it further
Resolved, that the name of the road shall be Old State Route 242;
Commissioner Delaplane seconded the resolution and all voted Yea
IN THE MATTER OF AMENDING PROFESSIONAL SERVICES CONTRACT BETWEEN MOTE & ASSOCIATES AND BOARD OF DARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS IN REFERENCE TO SERVICES RENDERED TO SURVEY 0.544 ACRE TRACT, SECTION 26, GREENVILLE, OHIO
Mrs. Delaplane moved to approve the following ‘Addendum’ to Contract for $78.20; motion was seconded by Mr. Rhoades and all voted YEA.
For Professional Services Rendered $1,100
Additional Charges – City of Greenville, Minor Subdivision, $35; Approval Fee Darke County Recording Fee, $43.20; total amount of this bill $1,178.20
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-64-2013) TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS (DC Commissioners/Sheriff and DC Ditch Maintenance)
DC Comm.’s/Sheriff: Housing of prisoners outside of the county
$810 from Other Operating to Intergov. Payment
DC Ditch Maintenance: Not enough to cover purchase
$200 from M&E+$5000 to Chemicals
Mr. Rhoades moved and Mrs. Delaplane seconded the resolution and all voted Yea.
IN THE MATTER OF DARKE COUNTY ROAD RESURFACING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT (C-5-2013) BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF DARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND WALLS BROS. ASPHALT CO., GREENVILLE, OHIO
Mrs. Delaplane moved to approve the signing of the Contract with Walls Bros. Asphalt Co.; motion seconded by Mr. Rhoades and all voted YEA. The contract price is $1,622,952.82. The work will begin after May 1 and will be completed by Sept. 15.
 (Entire Contract can be seen in full in the Commissioners 2013 Contract File)
IN THE MATTER OF DARKE COUNTY ROAD STRIPING CONSTRUCTION CONTRACT (C-6-2013) BY AND BETWEEN THE BOARD OF DARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS AND OGLESBY CONSTRUCTION, INC, OF NORWALK, OH
Mr. Rhoades moved to approve the signing of the following Contract; motion seconded by Mrs. Delaplane and all voted YEA. The Engineer’s estimate is $170,630.97. Work will be performed after May 15 and before July 15.
(Entire Contract can be seen in full in the Commissioners 2013 Contract File)
IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZATION OF MEETING EXPENSES (DC MUNICIPAL COURT & DC SHERIFF)
Mrs. Delaplane moved to approve the following meeting requests; seconded by Mr. Rhoades and all voted YEA.
(Recommended) Attending: Speaking engagement-H.S. Govt. Students/April 12, 2013/Piqua, OH/Judge Julie Monnin; Transportation: $15.84/Total for meeting: $15.84
(Recommended) Attending: O.A.C.B.H.A. Regional Forensic Training/April 19, 2013/Columbus, OH/Judge Julie Monnin; Transportation: $72.00/Parking: $15.00/Meals: $25.00/Registration: $30.00/Estimated total for meeting: $142
(Recommended) Attending: Mock Trail for Miss. Valley H.S. Students/April 18, 2013/Union City, OH/Julie Monnin & Kelly Moody; Transportation: $10.08/Estimated total for meeting: $10.08
(Mandatory) Attending: LEAD Homicide Investigator School/May 20-24, 13/Pontiac, MI/Sgt. M. Burns & Det. C. Turner; Lodging: $575/Meals: $210/Registration: $695/Estimated total for meeting: $2,960
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-65-2013) REVENUE & APPROPRIATION INCREASES (County/Property Insurance)
DC Comm.’s: Received insurance check from CORSA for hail damage to roofs at Fairgrounds
Est. Revenue Increase $454.88 Damage Claim Reimb. Total $454.88
Est. Appropr. Increase $454.88 Other Operating, Total $454.88
Mr. Rhoades moved and Mrs. Delaplane seconded the resolution and all voted Yea.
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-66-2013) DECLARING COUNTY FARM EQUIPMENT NOT NEEDED FOR PUBLIC USE
The following farm equipment was declared not needed for public use – For Tractor – Model 4000 (Gas Engine), Kinze-Model DF – Planter (6x30”), J&M 250 Hopper-Wagon, New Holland 256 Hay Rake (5-bar), Woods 72” Rotary Cutter, and New Holland Manure Spreader. The equipment will be listed on three used agricultural equipment websites: tractorhouse.com, ironsolutions.com and machinefinder.com.
Mrs. Delplane moved and Mr. Rhoades seconded the resolution
IN THE MATTER OF PAY INS
Received of Solid Waste, Gifts & Donations, $810
Received of Commissioners, Co. Zoning-2nd qtr. Jackson Twp. ’13, $300
IN THE MATTER OF PUBLIC ATTENDEES/COMMENTS:
**Ryan Carpe w/Daily Advocate:  Had a question regarding the transfer of roadway from ODOT to County.  Was wondering why the importance of transfer?  Commissioner Stegall, Delaplane & Rhoades each spoke regarding the transfer of roadway stating basically for growing of our economy by extending the Airport’s runway so larger jets can fly in and out for various local companies.  (Conversation can be heard on MP3 File/042213)
**Alex Mikos w/TIGER Radio:  Had a question regarding the transportation charges that are paid to various vendors on expense requests?  The Commissioners explained that you are entitled to receive money for travel but explained the Commission Board hardly ever charges the County for transportation/mileage expenses.  They explained that it helps the County not requesting a refund and feel it is part of their jobs to travel.  They explained that they might look at the situation and start charging back mileage since other Elected Officials do.
MR. RHOADES MOVED TO ADJOURN; SECONDED BY MRS. DELAPLANE AND ALL VOTED YEA.  THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 2:45 P.M.
IN THE MATTER OF FURTHER DISCUSSION BY THE BOARD
**Michael Bitner w/DC Children’s Theater, along with Michele Cox & Tim Delk, met with CDGC Jeff Marshall and all Commissioners regarding  their occupancy at WAGC/Aaron’s Rents space.

Friday, April 19, 2013

Darke Co. Commissioners - Wednesday, April 17, 2013


Wednesday, April 17, 2013
THE BOARD OF DARKE COUNTY COMMISSIONERS MET IN REGULAR SESSION AT 1:30 P.M. WITH MEMBERS PRESENT: Commissioners Diane L. Delaplane, Michael W. Rhoades and Michael E. Stegall; Robin Blinn, Adm. Clerk/Secretary; and Patty Harter; Asst. Clerk/Secretary;
John Cook, Business Administrator; Shane Coby, DC Highway Dept., along with employees Andy Prasuhn, Mark Rismiller & Tyler Subler, 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners of the weight loss competition; Alex Mikos w/TIGER Radio and Ryan Carpe w/Daily Advocate.
Mrs. Delaplane moved to approve the minutes of Monday, April 15, 2013; motion seconded by Mr. Rhoades and all voted YEA.
IN THE MATTER OF EXAMINATION AND ALLOWANCE OF BILLS
Mr. Rhoades moved to approve the following list of vouchers for payment; seconded by Mrs. Delaplane and all voted YEA.
169 entries, County-$48,970.97, Other-$593,854.69, Totaling: $642,825.66     
IN THE MATTER OF NOTICE/INFORMATION REGARDING VIEW AND ABANDONMENT OF ST RT 242
The Board of Commissioners and Community Development/Grants Coordinator Jeff Marshall have announced the dates etc. regarding the plans for the County Airport/Runway Extension Project and St. Rt. 242 abandonment project that has been in the works for a few years.   
The following information has been made available on the Regular Session Agenda’s for Monday & Wednesday, April 8th & 10th, 15th & today, April 17, 2013:
The ‘View’ of St. Rt. 242 scheduled for today, has been previously viewed many many times by the Darke County Commission Board; and then the “Hearing”  is scheduled for this coming Monday, April 22, 2013, at 1:30 p.m., for abandonment of St. Rt. 242. 
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-61-13) AUTHORIZING THE ‘ADVERTISING TO SELL’  REAL PROPERTY PARCEL AT THE WAGC FACILITY
Commissioner Rhoades moved the adoption of the resolution and Commissioner Delaplane seconded the resolution. All voted Yea.
The Commissioners have considered whether the interests of the county require they sell a lot, which shall be split off the Wagner Avenue Property and,Whereas, the Commissions have decided that there is enough real property that a parcel could be split off that is not needed for public use and that it would be in the County’s best interest if said lot was sold, and
Whereas, this Board is authorized by ORC Section 307.09 and 307.10 to sell this lot to the highest responsible bidder. The Board reserved the right to reject any and all bids; now, therefore, be it
Resolved, that the Board finds that the interests of the County require that they split off a parcel from the Wagner Avenue property that is not needed for public use; and be it further
Resolved, that the Board finds that a survey shall be done on the parcel not needed for public use, that a bid package shall be drafted outline the restrictions and buyers responsibilities regarding the sale, and the property shall be advertised and sold pursuant to ORC 307.10. The Board reserved the right reject any and all bids
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-62-13) AWARDING FY 2013 CHIP REPAIR GRANT
Henry Reichert, New Weston, Estimate amount $5,300, not to exceed $7,500, under Health Dept. order to upgrade septic discharge system. Air pump and timer, up-flow filter tank, pump tank and permit. Mr. Rhoades moved and Mrs. Delaplane seconded the resolution and all voted Yea.
IN THE MATTER OF RESOLUTION (R-63-13) TRANSFER OF APPROPRIATIONS (DC Comm.’s/Sheriff and DC Solid Waste)
Administrative Clerk/Secy. Robin Blinn announced Resolution and then spoke in reference to this ‘Transfer’ , stating that she received an call from the Darke Co. Auditor  about 10 min. before the starting of Session and wanted the DC Sheriff’s line transfer of $2,475.00 removed from the Resolution.  Upon presentation of the Resolution, Adm. Clerk/Secy. advised that the Co. Auditor has requested to have the transfer for ‘housing of prisoners’ removed from R-63-2013.  The Board of Commissioners, moved by Mrs. Delaplane, agreed to remove that part of the transfer and to approve the transfers of Solid Waste District; ,motion was seconded by Mr. Rhoades and all voted YEA.
DC Solid Waste: Adjusting of line amounts
$100 from Other Operating to Trash Bash
$22,000 from Other Operating to Advertising
Mrs. Delaplane moved and Mr. Rhoades seconded the resolution and all voted Yea.
IN THE MATTER OF AUTHORIZATION OF MEETING EXPENSES (DC Comm.’s/CDBG, DC Comm.’s/BA and DC JFS_
Mr. Rhoades moved to approve the following meeting request; seconded by Mrs. Delaplane and all voted YEA.
(RECOMMENDED) Attending: Ohio Prevailing Wage Seminar/April 17, 2013/Lebanon, OH/Jeff Marshall; Transportation: $36.00/Registration: $5.00/Estimated total for meeting: $41.00
(AMENDED) Attending: BWC 2013 Ohio Safety Congress/April 9 & 10, 13/Columbus, OH/John M. Cook; ADDING/Lodging: $94.00 only/AMENDED TOTAL: $94.00
(was NECESSARY) Attending: Director’s mtg./Columbus, OH/March  15, 2013/Kathy Stryker & Bonnie Whitesel; Registration: $50.00 x 2/Estimated total for meeting: $100.00
IN THE MATTER OF FIXING OF DATE FOR SEALED BIDS FOR DARKE COUNTY’S NORTH FARM PASTURE
Whereas, the Commissioner’s Administrative Clerk/Secy. presented the ‘specifications & legal ad’ to the Board of Commissioners, it is as follows:
Bids will be accepted until 1:30 p.m., May 8 for leasing the county’s North Farm Pasture. The lease will be a 4-year period
After presentation by Clerk; Commissioner Delaplane moved to approve the ‘fixing of date’ for Wednesday, May 8th, 2013, at 1:30 p.m.; motion was seconded by Commissioner Rhoades and all voted YEA.  (Advertising dates w/Early Bird-Sunday, April 21st & 28th)
IN THE MATTER OF PAY INS
Received of Solid Waste, Tipping Fees, $339.72,
Received of Solid Waste, Tipping Fees, $718.98
Received of Commissioners, Employer Share-Health Insurance, $232,177.21
Received of Commissioners, Co. Zoning-2nd qtr. Franklin & Liberty, $600.00
IN THE MATTER OF AWARDING THE WINNERS OF THE COUNTIES WEIGHT LOSS COMPETITION
Business Administrator John Cook spoke regarding the details about the competition, along with stats of number of contestants, weight loss amounts etc.  The 2nd, 3rd & 4th place winners were present, all being employees of the County Highway Dept., them being Andy Prasuhn, Mark Rismiller & Tyler Subler.  Mr. Cook advised that the 1st place winner, Jack Rivetti of DC Board of Development Disabilities, was not available to attend today’s meeting.  The winners were presented their checks and the Commissioners congratulated all on their hard work; followed by those in attendance.
IN THE MATTER OF PUBLIC ATTENDEES/COMMENTS:
**NONE
MR. RHOADES MOVED TO ADJOURN; SECONDED BY MRS. DELAPLANE AND ALL VOTED YEA.  THE MEETING WAS ADJOURNED AT 1:57 P.M.
IN THE MATTER OF FURTHER DISCUSSION BY THE BOARD
**All Commissioners attended the Darke Co. CIC meeting.
**All Commissioners, Adm. Clerk/Secy. Robin Blinn & Co. Treasurer Scott Zumbrink all met for the 2nd quarter Investment Advisory mtg. 

 
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