Board Meeting Minutes, June 12, 2018

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Commissioners’ Meeting

William F. Hutson called the meeting to order at 9:34 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 June 5, 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.

Highway Engineer Administrative Assistant Doug King presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) authorizing the Medina County engineer to advertise for bids for the replacement of the bridge floor and other structural repairs on Bridge No. 17 on Pawnee Road (T.H. 28) in Harrisville Township of Medina County; (2) authorizing the Medina County engineer to advertise for bids for the replacement of Bridge No. 4 on Kennard Road (C.H. 78) in Harrisville Township of Medina County; and (3) determining the necessity to close River Styx Road (C.H. 49) between Poe Road (C.H. 71) and Fixler Road (C.H. 75). Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the three resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

The commissioners reviewed the permits issued May 31-June 6, 2018.

Finance Director Mike Pataky presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) amending the annual appropriation resolution; (2) amending the 2018 appropriations resolution by transferring appropriations; (3) revenue adjustments for various funds; (4) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from various county department accounts to the Gasoline Rotary Fund; (5) allowing expenses of the Adult Probation Department; and (6) allowing expenses of county officials. Mr. Pataky requested payment of the weekly bills in the amount of $659,017.43. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the six resolutions and to pay the bills; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Human Resources Director Holly Muren presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of the Medina County commissioners; and (2) amending the table of organization for Medina County Human Resources. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the two resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

County Administrator Scott Miller presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) approving a real estate agreement with the Medina County Port Authority; (2) authorizing the execution of a colocation and service agreement with Lightspeed Hosting, LLC for county data services; and (3) approving an agreement for employee health benefit plan consultant services. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the three resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Transit Director Mike Salamone presented and reviewed a resolution approving a contract with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Medina County Commissioners. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE. Commissioner Hutson commended Mike Salamone for his work on this contract.

Planning Services Director Rob Henwood presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) accepting and awarding a quote for the Village of Gloria Glens Park Park Improvement Project; and (2) authorizing the submission of an application for funding Community Development Block Grant program for program year 2018. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the two resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Laura Toth, Office for Older Adults Director, presented updates on the Office for Older Adults programs. The Farmers Market voucher program distributed 194 packets before noon on June 4th with 10 people on the waiting list; the waitlist can have up to 20 people. The program is through the USDA. The recipients receive $50 of voucher coupons to use at the farmers market. The first Picnic on the Patio of this year was held on June 8t and was attended by 130 people making it the largest picnic yet. The next one will be held June 22 from 11 a.m. – 1 p.m. Senior Day had 450 people in attendance and 90 vendors. Mrs. Toth distributed April’s numbers for grant services and stated that Office for Older Adults is on target with their grant numbers. Supportive services workers are social workers who go into the home and assess the home environment of the older adults.

Commissioner Friedrick asked why Wadsworth had more congregate meals than Brunswick. Mrs. Toth answered that the Wadsworth congregate program is the restaurant voucher program with the Café and in Brunswick and Medina, the meal is more cafeteria style. Mrs. Toth stated that there is a waning population of elders in the congregate meals program and she is hoping to bring the Wadsworth program to Brunswick and Medina in the future. World Elder Abuse Awareness day is Friday, June 15. Sharon Holmes, Supervisor of the Adult Protective Services Program with Job and Family Services, works with Office for Older Adults to prevent abuse of Elder Adults in the community. Mrs. Holmes appreciated the recognition and the numbers for abuse continue to increase. It is good to have awareness. Purple will be worn by Job and Family Services and Office for Older Adults to recognize the World Elder Abuse Awareness day.

Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed a resolution proclaiming June 15, 2018 as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed a resolution approving the petition for boundary line adjustment for Brunswick Hills Township. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Mr. Friedrick moved to go into Executive Session following the Discussion Session to consider the appointment, employment, dismissal, discipline, promotion, demotion, or compensation of a public employee or official; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

With no further business to come before the Commissioners, the meeting recessed at 9:51 a.m.

Discussion Session

At 9:53 a.m., the Commissioners began the Discussion Session in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.

Human Services Center Wall Project

Scott Miller stated that bids on the wall at the Human Service Center had been estimated to be a $150,000 repair. One bid was received for $222,000. The bid will be rejected and the project rebid.

NEOride

Scott Miller stated that NEOride is made up of four county transit systems, METRO, PARTA, SARTA, and NEORide, which work cooperatively on multiple agency procurements, mobile ticketing app, improving ridership, and cross county transportation. Mike Salamone recommended that Medina County join this group to help solve some of the transportation issues in Medina County. Mr. Miller stated that this could help bring people into the county for work. The fee is $2,500 a year for membership. Commissioner Hutson mentioned that the group’s main office is in Wadsworth and believes that it would be good for Medina County transportation. The transportation survey was released yesterday. Mr. Hutson is attending a Drive Ohio statewide meeting on Friday that is exploring smart mobility. The commissioners agreed to participate in the NEOride group. Mike Salamone stated that the group started in 2014 as part of a grant with the initiative to connect the county transit systems.

Kimble Contract

Amy Lyon-Galvin stated that the three year contract with Kimble for the countywide single stream recycling program is set to conclude on August 14, 2018. The bid allowed for two one-year renewals. Mrs. Lyon-Galvin recommended not to rebid the recycling because of the great rates the county is currently receiving. The commissioners agreed on a renewal.

Access Road in Chippewa Lake

Amy Lyon-Galvin stated that Commissioner Hutson forwarded her an email about the access road to the Euclid Lift Station. There is a meeting scheduled between Scott Miller, Andy Conrad, Rob Henwood, and Amy Lyon-Galvin on June 12th at 1:00 p.m. to discuss Medina County’s target areas that could qualify for grant monies. This project has landlocked parcels which could help qualify it for grant monies. The bridge to the lift station is in poor condition. There is potential to qualify for funding based on low to moderate income factors, but would require an income survey or qualification based on eliminating area blight. A public road was discussed. A bridge or new road could be part of the CDBG application in June. The critical infrastructure application occurs on an ongoing basis. Mrs. Lyon-Galvin stated that they do not take their heavy equipment over the bridge due to the bridge not being capable of carrying the weight of the equipment. This is a concern of the fire department who would not be able use the bridge during an emergency. The commissioners agreed that Mrs. Lyon-Galvin can respond to the email received by the commissioners with an update on the progress of the access road.

Executive Session

At 10:09 a.m., the Commissioners went into the Executive Session that had been voted on earlier. The Executive Session ended at 10:35 a.m.

Regular Session

At 10:36 a.m., the Commissioners returned to regular session. Scott Miller presented and reviewed a resolution adopting revised dog and kennel registration fees. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

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 10:36 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED JUNE 12, 2018

  • 18-0501 Proclaiming June 15, 2018 as “World Elder Abuse Awareness Day”
  • 18-0502 Allowing claims and authorizing issuance upon the treasurer in settlement of such list of claims
  • 18-0503 Authorizing the Medina County Engineer to advertise for bids for the replacement of the bridge floor and other structural repairs on bridge no. 17 on Pawnee Road (T.H. 28) in Harrisville Township of Medina County
  • 18-0504 Authorizing the Medina County Engineer to advertise for bids for the replacement of the bridge no. 4 on Kennard Road (C.H. 78) in Harrisville Township of Medina County
  • 18-0505 Determining the necessity to close River Styx Road (C.H. 49) between Poe Road (C.H. 71) and Fixler Road (C.H. 75)
  • 18-0506 Amending the Annual Appropriation Resolution
  • 18-0507 Amending the 2018 appropriations resolution by transferring appropriations
  • 18-0508 Revenue adjustments for various funds
  • 18-0509 Authorizing the County Auditor to transfer funds from various county department accounts to the gasoline rotary fund
  • 18-0510 Allowing expenses of the Adult Probation Department
  • 18-0511 Allowing expenses of County Officials
  • 18-0512 Approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of the Medina County Commissioners
  • 18-0513 Amending the table of organization for Medina County Human Resources
  • 18-0514 Approving a real estate agreement with the Medina County Port Authority
  • 18-0515 Authorizing the execution of a Colocation and Service Agreement with Lightspeed Hosting, LLC for County Data Services
  • 18-0516 Approving an agreement for Employee Health Benefit Plan Consultant Services
  • 18-0517 Approving a contract with the Greater Cleveland Regional Transit Authority and the Medina County Commissioners
  • 18-0518 Accepting and awarding a quote for the Village of Gloria Glens Park Park Improvement Project
  • 18-0519 Authorizing the submission of an application for funding Community Development Block Grant Program for Program Year 2018
  • 18-0520 Approving the petition for boundary line adjustment for Brunswick Hills Township

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

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