Board Meeting Minutes, July 17, 2018

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Commissioners’ Meeting

William F. Hutson called the meeting to order at 9:30 a.m. with Adam Friedrick and Patricia G. Geissman present. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

The minutes of the July 10, 2018 meeting were emailed in advance. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the minutes; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed a resolution commending Tracie L. Handy for her 41 years of service with Medina County. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Mrs. Handy stated that her time at the Board of Elections has been a wonderful experience. Her family is relocating and she hopes to become involved with the Board of Elections at her new residence. She thanked everyone for their support over the years. Medina has always been her home and leaving is difficult, but she looks forward to a new adventure in life. The commissioners wished her well and thanked her for her service to Medina County.

Highway Engineer Administrative Assistant Doug King presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) accepting and awarding the bid for MED-78-0.91, the replacement of Bridge No. 4 on Kennard Road (CR-78) in Harrisville Township; and (2) determining the necessity to close Spieth Road (C.H. 65) between Vandemark Road (C.H. 31) and Beat Road (T.H. 106). Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the two resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

The commissioners reviewed the permits issued July 5-11, 2018.

Finance Director Mike Pataky presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) amending the Annual Appropriations Resolution; (2) amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations; (3) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from various county department accounts to the Gasoline Rotary Fund; and (4) allowing expenses of county officials. Mr. Pataky requested payment of the weekly bills in the amount of $1,768,936.35. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the four resolutions and to pay the bills; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Human Resources Assistant Nicole Lee presented and reviewed a resolution approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of the Medina County commissioners. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Chief Building Official Chris Randles reported that in June 405 permits were issued for an estimated value of $25,536,953; he shared the monthly report for June with the commissioners. 1,234 inspections were conducted for the month with approximately 59 per day. Commercial review time is at 15 days and residential review time is advertised at 5 days, but everything that is in the que to be complete was submitted yesterday. There are 2 full-time building inspectors and 2 full-time electrical inspectors. There are people in the office that can fill in to complete inspections on heavy inspection days. Mr. Friedrick asked if they contract out any inspectors. Mr. Randles stated that all inspectors are internal and there are part-time inspectors that can be called in on a day by day basis. Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed resolutions commending the following students on being selected as 2018 4-H Medina County Outstanding High School Seniors:

Patrick Caniglia, Dustyn Nagy, Breanna Clifford, Faith Stidham, Emily George, Ashley Stroud, Alexander Kutz, Julia Syme, Shelby Moucha,  Alexix Zgrabik

Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the ten resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. There was no further discussion; roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed a resolution commending Mark Barber for his 21 years of service with Medina County Job & Family Services Child Support Enforcement Division. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. There was no discussion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

With no further business to come before the Commissioners, the meeting recessed at 9:40 a.m.

Discussion Session

At 9:42 a.m., the Commissioners began the Discussion Session in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.

Water and Wastewater Project

Adam Friedrick explained that there has been a project in the works for a long time involving water and sewer in Sharon Township and some other areas that are currently served by Wadsworth, and part of the project requires a Facilities Planning Area (“FPA”) boundary change. The resolution to change the FPA border made it through the NOACA Water Quality Subcommittee and came to the Planning and Programming Committee last Friday. There have been many meetings with Wadsworth City over the last several years. The package that the planning and programming committee had included letters of approval from Wadsworth Township and Sharon Township, and it
also came with the recommendation of the staff. Rather than voting on the resolution, the Planning and Programming Committee sent it back to the County to continue negotiations with Wadsworth. Further negotiations are being planned. He is hopeful they will be able to come up with a resolution that meets both the County’s and the City’s needs. The County and the City of Wadsworth are both working to schedule meetings.

Building Department

Chris Randles stated that he is looking to update the letterhead and logo for the Building Department; he shared examples of both with the commissioners. It is his goal to show that the building department is moving forward and is a department of professionals. The commissioners agreed with the use of the new logo design. The Building Department software contract is at the prosecutor’s office for review, and Building Department employees have received additional demonstrations of the software. Mrs. Geissman commended Mr. Randles for the changes he is implementing within the Building Department and for his hard work.

Clerk of Courts

David Wadsworth stated that Access has purchased Gateway File Storage where approximately 2,000 boxes of files are currently being stored. The company wants to move his boxes to Brecksville, but Mr. Wadsworth decided not to continue with that route as it would make it more costly to access the records. Mr. Wadsworth sent a contract to the prosecutor’s office for review with the 620 property. Mr. Wadsworth plans to make his own archives as a temporary solution. A discussion was held on who signs the lease for the archive space. The commissioners agreed that Mr. Wadsworth could sign the lease if the prosecutor’s office indicated he could.

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mr. Friedrick moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Mrs. Geissman. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE. The meeting ended at 10:04 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED JULY 17, 2018

  • 18-0598-0607 Commending students on being selected as 2018 4-H Medina County Outstanding High School Seniors
  • 18-0608 Commending Mark Barber for his 21 years of service with Medina County Job & Family Services Child Support Enforcement Division
  • 18-0609 Commending Tracie L. Handy for her 41 years of service with Medina County
  • 18-0610 Allowing claims and authorizing issuance upon the treasurer in settlement of such list of claims
  • 18-0611 Accepting and awarding the bid for MED-78-0.91, the replacement of Bridge No. 4 on Kennard Road (CR-78) in Harrisville Township
  • 18-0612 Determining the necessity to close Spieth Road (C.H. 65) between Vandemark Road (C.H. 31) and Beat Road (T.H. 106)
  • 18-0613 Amending the Annual Appropriation Resolution
  • 18-0614 Amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations
  • 18-0615 Authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from various county department accounts to the Gasoline Rotary Fund
  • 18-0616 Allowing expenses of county officials
  • 18-0617 Approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of the Medina County Commissioners

All deliberations concerning official business and formal actions by this Board of Commissioners were conducted in an open public meeting this seventeenth day of July 2018.

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