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The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Dec. 31, 2014, with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present. The meeting was opened with prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by Brian Baldridge.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to appoint Stephen Caraway as the Chairman of the Adams County Board of Commissioners for fiscal year 2014. Vote: Baldridge, yea, Caraway, abstain, Worley, yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to appoint Paul Worley as the Vice Chairman of the Adams County Board of Commissioners for fiscal year 2014. Vote: Baldridge, yea, Caraway, yea, Worley, abstain.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the transfers, additional appropriations, and advances. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the bills. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the following travel:

David Gifford, SW Auditor’s Assn. Meeting, 1/17/14, Liberty Township, Ohio, $87.20. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the Blanket Travel for Clerk of Courts Larry Heller for the following 2014 Ohio Clerk of Courts Association meetings: Jan. 14, 15, Feb. 18, 19, March 11, 12, April 15-17, May 13-15, June 10-12 , July 15, 16, Aug. 19, 20, Sept. 16-18, Oct. 14-15, Dec. 2-4. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the copier agreement with VanDyke, Inc. for copier services for the Treasurer’s office upon the request of Treasurer Lisa Newman. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to appoint Commissioner Brian Baldridge to the Ohio R.C. & D. Council. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Stephen Caraway to approve the 2014 Emergency Management Agency Local Grant for the Adams County Emergency Management Agency in the amount of $15,500.00. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to appoint Paul Worley as Adams County’s voting proxy for the 2013 final meeting of the Ohio Valley Regional Development Commission. Vote: All yeas.

Engineer David Hook and Mike Hughes met with the board to discuss the following: 2014 Inventory submission, Tiffin Township Mack Road. G.I.S. conversion to the Tax Map office by January 27, 2014, Brier Ridge Bridge improvements, and health insurance cash back incentive.

W.B. Green representative Linda Jackson, Medical Mutual representative Melinda Brown, and Ohio Insurance Services Kelly Harmon met with the board to discuss the health cash back incentive program.

Former Ohio State Senator Doug White met with the board to discuss the Capital Funding Grant for the proposed Southern State Community College in Adams County.

Delta Consultants representatives Steve Potoczak and Gayle McNamara and Airport Administrator Sally Hayslip met with the board to discuss the following 10 year Capital Improvement Program (CIP) FY-2015 to FY-2024.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Data Sharing and Confidentiality agreement between Ohio Department of Job & Family Services and local Workforce Investment Act Area 1 and the Adams County Board of Commissioners. Vote: All yeas.

Court Administrator Angela Richmond met with the board to discuss the following: Health Insurance meeting, Connect Ohio meeting – the board informed Ms. Richmond of the possible training center that would benefit the Recovery Program, and the Court Security meeting – 1/15/14 @ 2:30 p.m.

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the board to discuss the following: NET vendor agreement, Planning committee member-at-large appointment, and the possible job training worksite through Connect Ohio.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the JFS/Knauff’s Grocery Non-Emergency Transportation vendor agreement upon the request of JFS Director Sue Fulton. Vote: All yeas.

Sheriff Department Fiscal Officer Cheryl Copas met with the board to discuss the following: additional fuel appropriations.

Treasurer Lisa Newman met with the board to discuss the inadequate funding in the supply account appropriation.

G.I.S. Director Angelena Newman met with the board to update them pertaining to the departmental move and aerial photos.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to proclaim the week of January 19-25, 2014 as 4-H Week in Adams County. Vote: All yeas. The board informed those present that it was an honor for this board to recognize the 4-H program. Those present were as follows: Bonnie Simpkins, Buckeye Barn Busters, Emily Bauman, State 4-H Ambassador, Molly Bauman, Camp Ambassador, Joel Colon, State 4-H Ambassador, Jarred Dhonau, State 4-H Ambassador, Kimberly Baker, 4-H Volunteer, Advisory Committee, Horse Committee, Teresa Lewis, President 4-H Advisory Committee, Heather Simpkins, 4-H Volunteer, Advisory Committee, BBB, Owen Simpkins, 4-H Sprout, Deborah Colon, parent, Pam Clark, Office Assistant O.S.U. Extension, and Troy Jolly of The Informer.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen Caraway to adjourn. Vote: All yeas.

All members of the Adams County Board of Commissioners met on January 16, 2014, to conduct a work session. The board met with the following individuals: Kara Johnson, former Highland County Jail Administrator Mike Cornett, and Al Norris

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Monday, January 6, 2014 with the following members present: Brian Baldridge, Stephen Caraway, and Paul Worley. Clerk Diane Ward was also present.

The meeting was opened with prayer and the pledge of allegiance led by Pastor Phil Fulton. The board expressed appreciation to Mr. Fulton for his participation in the Adams County Jail Task Force.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the minutes of the previous meeting. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Stephen P. Caraway to approve the bills. Vote: All yeas.

E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson met with the board to discuss the following: office email addresses, salary reimbursement to County General, 2014 office plans, phone system, Partners agreement, Village of Seaman CDBG project as-built reports/Unger Construction, Village of West Union payment/sewer fees-August through December, additional sewer tap hook-ups, Ohio E.P.A. grant applications, Safe Communities grant advance, Southern State Community College Capital Project, Brownfields grant, Wellness manual, S.O.A.C.D.F. funding, Oliver Township property, and county waterline coverage.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Ohio State Legal Services Association for provision of Fair Housing Services upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Community Development Block Grant Adams-Brown Counties Economic Opportunities, Inc. service agreement for provision of Meals At Home Services upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Ohio Historic Preservation Office service agreement for provision of H.U.D. administration services upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the 2014 EMS building lease agreements by and between Adams County EMS and Peebles Life Squad, Seaman Life Squad, and Winchester-Wayne Life Squad upon the recommendation of EMS Director Etta Sparks. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the Adams County EMS provision of services agreement with Jackson Township, Brown County, Ohio upon the recommendation of EMS Director Etta Sparks. Vote: All yeas.

Treasurer Lisa Newman met with the board to conduct the first Investment Advisory Board meeting of 2014. Ms. Newman reviewed the current interest rates and investments.

Treasurer Lisa Newman met with the board to discuss DTAC budget, health insurance, and copier agreement.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Commissioners’ 2014 Blanket Travel Authorization for the County Commissioners and staff. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the 2014 mileage rate of $.42 per mile for official county business. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the 2014 Adams County Local Soil & Water county grant match. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the EMS & 9-1-1 Directors’ salary certification retroactive to 12/16 13. Vote: All yeas.

9-1-1 Dispatch Director Donnie Swayne met with the board to discuss the replacement of the Computer Aided Dispatch for the call records.

It was moved by Paul Worley and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the transfers, additional appropriations, and advances. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the following Work Sessions: January 16, 24, 31 and February 6, 21, 27. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to adjourn. Vote: All yeas.

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