Commissioners meet June 11, enter agreement with Greenfield to house inmates

The Board of Adams County Commissioners met in regular session on June 11, 2018 at the Government Center with the following members present: Diane Ward, Ty Pell and Brian Baldridge. The meeting was opened with prayer and the Pledge of Allegiance led by Pastor Jason Hayslip.

It was moved by Diane Ward and seconded by Brian Baldridge to approve the minutes. Vote: all yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldrige and seconded by Ty Pell to approve the bills. Vote: all yea.

It was moved by Diane Ward and seconded by Ty Pell to approve transfers of funds. Discussion included: Commissioner Baldridge had concerns regarding procedures of unemployment cost distribution and state notification of benefit approval. Vote: Baldridge, nay; Ward, yea; Pell, yea

JFS Director Angela Richmond reviewed the following issues with the board: Buckeye Power Sales Co.-Generator maintenance/repair; Executive session-personnel.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Ty Pell to enter into executive session with JFS Director Angela Richmond to discuss management staff compensation in accordance with Section 121.22 (G) (1) of the Ohio Revised Code at 9:43 a.m. Vote: all yea.

President Ward reconvened the board at 10 a.m.

It was moved by Ty Pell and seconded by Diane Ward to approve a three percent (3%) increase in compensation for management personnel at the Adams County Department of Job and Family Services commencing July 1, 2018 as recommended by JFS Director Angela Richmond. Vote: all yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Diane Ward to schedule the 2019 County Tax Budget hearing for Monday, July 9, 2018 at 1 p.m. Vote: all yea.

ECD Director Holly Johnson updated the board regarding ongoing Abandoned Gas Station Cleanup Grant projects. Also, the Commissioners were informed that Utility Pipeline, Ltd. is scheduling appointments with the hospital, village officials, schools, and local businesses concerning potential expansion of natural gas service in the county.

It was moved by Ty Pell and seconded by Brian Baldridge to authorize the Adams County Office of Economic and Community Development to file an application with the State of Ohio to participate in the FY2018 Critical Infrastructure Program as recommended by ECD Director Holly Johnson. Vote: all yea.

It was moved by Diane Ward and seconded by Ty Pell to approve the Environmental Review Documentation and Certification Exemption forms for the 2018 BF General Administration, Fair Housing and Planning Activities portion of the 2018 BF CDBG program. Vote: all yea.

The closing for the $129,500 Land Acquisition Bonds was held for the purchase of property at 25 Willow Drive for the Adams County Engineer/Highway Department. Bond counsel Abbot Thayer, Dinsmore and Shohl, LLC, County Engineer David Hook, Treasurer Lisa Newman, Auditor David Gifford, and First State Bank representative Dee Fitzpatrick, were present for the bond closing.

Assistant Prosecuting Attorney Dana Whalen discussed the following legal issues with the board: JFS generator maintenance repair contract with Buckeye Power Sales Company; Transfer of Winchester Community Center property from the county to the village of Winchester; Airport property hay harvesting lease; village of Greenfield-Jail Inmate Housing contract; consent to assign contract from Alert Tracking Systems, Inc. to Intellitech Corporation for the Adams County Communications Center.

It was moved by Diane Ward and seconded by Ty Pell to enter into an agreement with the Village of Greenfield, Ohio to house inmates for the Adams County Sheriff’s Department at the rate of $65 per day as presented by Jail Administrator Jason Hayslip. Vote: all yea.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Diane Ward to approve a Consent to Assignment of an agreement from Alert Tracking Systems, Inc. dba, Alert Public Safety Solutions to Intellitech Corporation for the Adams County Communications Center as presented by Sgt. Mike Estep. Vote: All yea.

The Adams County Childrens Services Board filed a request for permission to proceed with a resolution calling for the renewal of .70 mill tax levy. It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Ty Pell to authorize Adams County Childrens Services to proceed with the request for a renewal levy in the amount of .70 mills for November 2018 ballot.

It was moved by Diane Ward and seconded by Ty Pell to reappoint Linda Stepp to the Adams County Public Library Board of Trustees effective July 1, 2018 through June 30, 2025. Vote: all yea.

Jason Bassett, Freedom Linx, LLC, presented a proposal for phone, Internet, and general IT support services.

The Commissioners held a preliminary viewing of Cox Road, T-1086, Tiffin Township which has been petitioned by Samantha Whitling and others to be extended an additional 400 feet.

Director Paul Braasch filed an agenda for the Adams-Clermont Solid Waste District Board of Directors’ meeting scheduled for July 18, 2018. Other administrative issues were discussed, including personnel.

It was moved by Diane Ward and seconded by Brian Baldridge to reappoint Dan Wickerham as a member of the Adams Clermont Solid Waste Advisory Committee as recommended by Paul Braasch, Director. Vote: all yea.

A resolution was filed by the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities requesting that the Commissioners place a new one mill continuing levy on the Nov. 6, 2018 ballot. It was moved by Brian Baldridge to authorize the Adams County Board of Developmental Disabilities to proceed with the levy. The motion died for a lack of a second.

It was moved by Brian Baldridge and seconded by Diane Ward to adjourn, and the meeting was adjourned.

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Submitted by Linda Mendenhall