Board Meeting Minutes, July 23, 2018

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Commissioners’ Meeting

Adam Friedrick called the meeting to order at 8:30 a.m. with Patricia G. Geissman present; Commissioner Hutson was on vacation and unable to attend. The meeting opened with the Pledge of Allegiance and a prayer.

The minutes of the July 17, 2018 meeting were emailed in advance. Mrs. Geissman moved to approve the minutes; Mr. Friedrick. seconded the motion. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE.

Highway Engineer Administrative Assistant Doug King presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) determining the necessity to close Sleepy Hollow Road (C.H. 136) between Pearl Road (S.R. 42) and W. 130th Street (C.H. 17); and (2) assigning township road numbers to certain roads within Westfield Township. Mrs. Geissman moved to approve the two resolutions; Mr. Friedrick seconded the motion. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE.

The commissioners reviewed the permits issued July 12-18, 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) cash transfers for various funds; (4) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the JFS Children Services SCPA Fund (0050) to the JFS Public Assistance Fund (0120) for SCPA Administration expenditures; (5) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the JFS Children Services IV-E Fund (0050) to the JFS Public Assistance Fund (0120) for Children Services (IVE) Administrative expenses: (6) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the county General Fund (0010) to the Public Assistance Fund (0120) for county mandated share; (7) authorizing the purchase of 5,500 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline for the engineering center: (8) creation of a Courthouse Commons Fund and authorizing appropriations; (9) creation of a Building Department Technology Fund and authorizing appropriations; (10) creation of an Adult Probation Drug Court Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project Fund and authorizing appropriations; (11) creation of an Adult Probation Mental Health Specialized Docket Payroll Subside Project Fund and authorizing appropriations: (12) creation of a Family First Council Early Intervention Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities FY19 Fund and authorizing appropriations; (13) creation of a Juvenile Court Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project Fund and authorizing appropriations; (14) allowing expenses of the Adult Probation department; and (15) allowing expenses of county officials. Mr. Pataky requested payment of the weekly bills in the amount of $451,833.46. Mrs. Geissman moved to approve the fifteen resolutions and to pay the bills; Mr. Friedrick seconded the motion. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE.

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

County Administrator Scott Miller presented and reviewed a resolution authorizing an agreement between the Medina County Clerk of Courts and 620 East Smith Rd., Inc. Mrs. Geissman moved to approve the resolution; Mr. Friedrick seconded the motion. Mr. Friedrick clarified that this is the need David Wadsworth brought up last week during discussion session; Mr. Miller confirmed. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE.

Soil & Water Conservation District Manager Jim Dieter reported that they have helped with a few events including Pollinator Days and A Day in the Life of the River. He assisted with a pond training; it was well-attended. The District has been involved with Muskingham District as far as getting cover crops planted on 275 acres. He also attended a summer supervisor school held by the Soil & Water Conservation Districts throughout the state. Mr. Dieter stated that they will again be sponsoring the Hay Show at the Medina County Fair, and will be assisting the Farm Bureau and 4-H on some of their events.

Mr. Dieter noted that Linda and Beth at their office have been working with the National Wildlife Federation for certification of backyards for wildlife habitat. They are 7 yards away from the required 400, and once they hit that goal, they will be the first county in the state to have this certification. He anticipates this will happen in the near future. He reviewed some of the items that assist with qualification including specific pollinators and birdhouses, structures for bees and wetland pools.

Commissioner Friedrick presented and reviewed a resolution reappointing the following members to the Medina County Home Advisory Council:

Jacqueline Gerspacher – representing the general public
Christy Rickbrodt – representing mental health

Mrs. Geissman moved to approve the resolution; Mr. Friedrick seconded the motion. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE.

Commissioner Friedrick presented and reviewed a resolution commending Patrick Caniglia on being selected as the 2018 Stephen F. Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship Award recipient. Mrs. Geissman moved to approve the resolution; Mr. Friedrick seconded the motion. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE.

With no further business to come before the Commissioners, the meeting recessed at 8:41 a.m.

Discussion Session

At 8:42 a.m., the Commissioners began the Discussion Session in the Commissioners’ Conference Room. Commissioner Friedrick noted that he had attended the screening of the Academy Award-nominated documentary “Knife Skills” at Regal Cinemas. The documentary is based on Edwins Leadership and Restaurant Institute founded by Brandon Chrostowski, who also helped guide the opening of Serenite Restaurant in Medina. Mr. Friedrick stated that it was very interesting to see the background of the individuals participating in the program as well as Mr. Chrostowski; it’s very worthy of seeing.

Adjournment

There being no further business, Mrs. Geissman moved to adjourn the meeting; the motion was seconded by Mr. Friedrick. Roll call showed both commissioners voting AYE. The meeting ended at 8:44a.m.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED JULY 23, 2018

  • 18-0618 Commending Patrick Caniglia on being selected as the 2018 Stephen F. Joseph Memorial 4-H Scholarship Award recipient
  • 18-0619 Allowing claims and authorizing issuance upon the treasurer in settlement of such list of claims
  • 18-0620 Determining the necessity to close Sleepy Hollow Road (C.H. 136) between Pearl Road (S.R. 42) and W. 130th Street (C.H. 17)
  • 18-0621 Assigning township road numbers to certain roads within Westfield Township
  • 18-0622 Amending the Annual Appropriation Resolution
  • 18-0623 Amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations
  • 18-0624 Cash transfers for various funds
  • 18-0625 Authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the JFS Children Services SCPA Fund (0050) to the JFS Public Assistance Fund (0120) for SCPA Administration expenditures
  • 18-0626 Authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the JFS Children Services IV-E Fund (0050) to the JFS Public Assistance Fund (0120) for Children Services (IVE) Administrative expenditures
  • 18-0627 Authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the County General Fund (0010) to the Public Assistance Fund (0120) for county mandated share
  • 18-0628 Authorizing the purchase of 5,500 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline for the engineering center
  • 18-0629 Creation of a Courthouse Commons Fund and authorizing appropriations
  • 18-0630 Creation of a Building Department Technology Fund and authorizing appropriations
  • 18-0631 Creation of an Adult Probation Drug Court Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project Fund and authorizing appropriations
  • 18-0632 Creation of an Adult Probation Mental Health Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project Fund and authorizing appropriations
  • 18-0633 Creation of a Family First Council Early Intervention Medina County Board of Developmental Disabilities FY19 Fund and authorizing appropriations
  • 18-0634 Creation of a Juvenile Court Specialized Docket Payroll Subsidy Project Fund and authorizing appropriations
  • 18-0635 To allow expenses of the Adult Probation department
  • 18-0636 To allow expenses of county officials
  • 18-0637 Approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of the Medina County Commissioners
  • 18-0638 Authorizing an agreement between the Medina County Clerk of Courts and 620 East Smith Rd., Inc.

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

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