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The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on Feb. 18, 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 Paul Worley.

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

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

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

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to withdraw participation in the Ohio Bureau of Workers’ Compensation Drug Free Safety Program for fiscal year 2013/14. The county is exempt from DFSP discounts due to the participation in the CCAO Retro Group program. Vote: All yeas.

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: E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson, Facilities Director Sally Hayslip, E.M.S. Director Etta Sparks, 9-1-1 Dispatch Director Donnie Swayne, JFS Director Sue Fulton, and G.I.S. Director Angelena Newman.

JFS Director Sue Fulton met with the board to discuss personnel and upcoming labor negotiations.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to enter into Executive Session at 9:51 a.m. with JFS Director Sue Fulton to discuss personnel. Vote: Baldridge, yea, Caraway, yea, Worley, yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to reconvene at 10:06 a.m. Vote: Baldridge, yea, Caraway, yea, Worley, yea.

Adams-Clermont Solid Waste Director Paul Braasch met with the board to update them on a construction/demolition company complaint in Clermont County.

Governor Kasich’s representative Sherri Carbo met with the board to update them on the current activities of the Governor’s office.

E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson met with the board to discuss the Moving Ohio Forward agreement, Safe Communities grant program, and ARC funding.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Paul Worley to approve the Ohio Attorney General’s Office Moving Ohio Forward Demolition Program agreement in the amount of $7,800.00 upon the recommendation of E.C.D. Director Holly Johnson. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to recess at 11:53 a.m. for lunch break. Vote: All yeas.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Paul Worley to reconvene at 12:20 p.m. Vote: All yeas.

Seaman Mayor David Hughes met with the board to discuss the Seaman Village Community Building. The board discussed turning over the building and property to the village.

It was moved by Stephen Caraway and seconded by Brian Baldridge to establish the following work session dates: March 7, 14, 27, April 4, 18, 25 at 10:00 a.m. Sessions will commence at 10:00 a.m. Vote: All yeas.

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 February 21, 2014 to conduct a work session. The board met with the following individuals: West Union Mayor Ted Grooms, West Union Administrator Jerry Kirker, 9-1-1 Dispatch Director Donnie Swayne to discuss dispatch operations, and Prosecutor David Kelley.

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