The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Dec. 28, 2015, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Paul Worley, and Stephen Caraway. Clerk Becky Brodt was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Commissioner Brian Baldridge.
The minutes of the previous regular session were approved and spread upon the pages of the Commissioners’ Journal. Roll Call Vote: all yea
Commissioners examined, approved and ordered the bills paid.
The Board conducted a Directors’ meeting at 9:30 a.m. to review the current projects and status of each department under the jurisdiction of the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Those in attendance were as follows: EMS Director Etta Sparks, Special Projects Director Donnie Swayne, ECD Director Holly Johnson, JFS Director Sue Fulton, GIS Director Angelena Newman and H.R. Director Diane Ward.
JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the Board to discuss a MOU maintenance contract to be approved.
Dr. William Hablitzel, Jason Work, and Diane Vickery from the Health Department met with the board to discuss changes in administration for 2016. Dr. Hablitzel talked about his background in medicine and his decision to move to Adams County. Dr. Hablitzel is looking forward to serving as the Health Commissioner of Adams County.
It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the 2016 Annual Appropriation for the fiscal year beginning January 1, 2015 and ending December 31, 2015. Roll Call Vote: all yea
It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to establish the following 2016 Regular Session meeting dates for the Adams County Board of Commissioners:
January 4, 11, 20, 25
February 1, 8, 16, 22, 29
March 7, 14**, 21, 29*
April 4, 11, 18, 25
May 2, 9, 16, 23, 31
June 6, 13, 21*, 27
July 6, 11, 18, 25
August 8, 15, 22, 29
September 7, 13*, 19, 26
October 3, 11, 17, 24, 31
November 7, 14, 21, 28
December 6*, 12, 19, 28
The regular meetings will be conducted in the office of the Adams County Board of Commissioners and will commence at 9 a.m. until business is completed with the exception of the following meeting: *Evening meeting – 6:30 p.m. until business is completed ** Start at 1:30 p.m. Roll Call Vote: all yea
It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the following 2016 first quarter Work Session dates: Jan. 8, 14, 29, Feb. 11, 26, March 11, 24. Work sessions will be conducted in the office of the Adams County Commissioners and will commence at 10 a.m. until business is complete. Roll Call Vote: all yea
It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the following 2016 Holiday Closures dates for the Adams County Commissioners’ office and departments under the authority of the board:
Jan. 1- New Year’s, Jan. 18- Martin Luther King, Jr. Day, Feb. 15- President’s Day, March 25- Good Friday/close at noon, May 30- Memorial Day, July 4- Independence Day, Sept. 5- Labor Day, Oct. 10- Columbus Day, Nov. 11, Veteran’s Day, Nov. 24-25, Thanksgiving, Dec. 26, in observation of Christmas, Jan. 2, in observation of New Year’s. Roll Call Vote: all yea
It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the Memorandum of Understanding (MOU) between Adams County Board of Commissions and Adams County Department of Job and Family Services (ADJFS) for maintenance services. Roll Call Vote: all yea
It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the contract to provide Fair Housing Services between Adams County, Ohio and Ohio State Legal Service Association, upon the recommendation of ECD Director Holly Johnson. Roll Call Vote: all yea
It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to adjourn.
For more information on County Government, visit adamscountyoh.com or call the Board of Commissioners at 937-544-3286.