Board Meeting Minutes, June 5, 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 May 29, 2018, 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) approving the final plat for the Medina at Pine Valley subdivision located in Wadsworth Township, Tract 5, Lot 4; (2) approving annual assessment on improvements constructed under the authority of Section 6131.63 Ohio Revised Code on approximately 82.3200 acres of land in Tract 5, Lot 4, of Wadsworth Township known as Meadows at Pine Valley subdivision and establishing thereby said improvements as a public watercourse (3) determining the necessity to close Substation Road (C.H. 38) between State Route 303 and Grafton Road (C.H. 42); and (4) determining the necessity to close Williams Road (C.H. 79) between River Corners Road (T.H. 27) and Pawnee Road (T.H. 28). Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the four resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

The commissioners reviewed the permits issued May 24-30, 2018.

Finance Director Mike Pataky presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations; (2) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from various county department accounts to the Medina County Print Ship revenue line item; and (3) allowing expenses of county officials. Mr. Pataky requested payment of the weekly bills in the amount of $420,909.95. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the three 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 a resolutions 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.

County Administrator Scott Miller presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) authorizing the leasing of a vehicle for the Medina County Building Department and (2) approving the filing of a renewal application with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a governmental electrical aggregation program. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the two resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

Planning Services Director Rob Henwood stated that there was a planning commission meeting scheduled for June 6th. They will be reviewing three text amendments from Liverpool Township, Granger Township, and Guilford Township.

Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed resolutions commending the following inductees into the Greater Medina Chamber Hall of Fame Class of 2018:

William Bittner,  Charles Coleman,  Barbara Dzur, Gary Hallman,  George Paidas,  Lloyd Vaughn, Friends of Medina Cemetery

Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the seven resolutions; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. The commissioners offered congratulations to each of the recipients. There was no further discussion; roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

With no further business to come before the Commissioners, the meeting recessed at 9:36 a.m.

Discussion Session

At 9:38 a.m., the Commissioners began the Discussion Session in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.

CDBG Projects

Rob Henwood stated he is preparing for CDBG and presented the applications that have been received for grant funds. For 2018, there is $372,000 available for the allocation program. The following projects were submitted for requested funding totaling of $681,361:

Community/Nonprofit Agency – Activity – Requested Funding
City of Brunswick – Road Resurfacing – $80,000.00
City of Wadsworth – Waterline Replacement – $80,000.00
Hinckley Township Historic Society- ADA upgrade – $73,390.00
Liverpool Township- Residential Demolition – $34,366.50
Medina County – Administration $19,910.00
Medina County – Fair Housing $5,500.00
Medina County – Transit Services- $55,800.00
Medina Creative Housing- Weymouth School Rehab/ADA – $85,000.00
Medina Township – ADA Playgrounc – $52,000.00
Montville Township – Park ADA Improvements – $45,694.98
Spencer Township Town – Hall ADA Upgrades – $52,400.00
Village of Lodi 4 – Central Park Fountain Repair $36,800.00
Village of Lodi 5 – Community Park Restroom Rehab $30,000.00
Village of Lodi 3 – Demolish Dilapidated Garages – $——
Village of Lodi 2 – Demolish Dilapidated Houses – $——
Village of Lodi 1 – Village Hall ADA Restrooms – $30,500.00

Mr. Henwood stated that two of the Village of Lodi projects did not receive quotes in time. The State guaranteed the City of Wadsworth one project because they are no longer direct recipients for CDBG, so they will automatically be funded for their recommended proposal of $80,000. Mr. Henwood proposed Hinckley Township, Spencer Township, and Medina Creative Housing as the three other projects, in addition to the transit funds, to be funded with CDBG funds.

Commissioner Geissman inquired about the Central Park Fountain repair in Lodi. Mr. Henwood stated that the basin is in dire need of repair as it does not hold water over time. Mrs. Geissman recommended that it be included as one of the projects to be funded. Commissioner Friedrick asked if the ADA restrooms for the Village of Lodi were more important than the fountain; Mrs. Geissman answered that more people view the fountain. Mr. Henwood noted that they are limited to five projects. Mrs. Geissman stated that we need to take care of all of our communities even if they do have small projects. Scott Miller inquired if projects could be combined; Mr. Henwood answered affirmatively. Mr. Friedrick asked if the Village of Lodi Fountain repair and the Community Park Restroom Rehab could be combined; Mr. Henwood answered that projects may be combined providing there is a logical reason for it and these two projects are on adjacent properties.

Mr. Friedrick stated that he would like to fund the Wadsworth, Hinckley Township, Spencer Township, and the two Village of Lodi projects. Commissioner Hutson stated that he would prefer to fund the Creative Housing project. Mr. Friedrick explained that the total cost is $340,000 for the Creative Housing project and they are requesting $85,000 from CDBG meaning that they are receiving funding from outside sources whereas some of the smaller projects do not have the funding sources to complete their projects. Mr. Hutson asked if they could combine three of the Village of Lodi projects. Mr. Henwood answered that would be more than the budget would allow, but there is room to be flexible with the administrative and Fair Housing costs. He stated that he would create a proposal with an equal share among the various projects selected and a decision needed to be made by June 15 before being submitted to the State.

The commissioners agreed on the following projects: City of Wadsworth, Hinckley Township, Spencer Township, and the Village of Lodi projects 1, 4, and 5.

60 Public Square

Scott Miller stated that the county now owns 60 Public Square and the last tenant is moving out in mid-June. In answer to a question posed by Mr. Hutson, Mr. Miller stated that it is hoped that the Prosecutor’s office will move in September, however, Adult Probation will not be moving until at least January 1 because the second floor needs to be renovated. Mr. Hutson stated that the County needs to come to an agreement with the City of Medina on the provision in the contract that stated the county would pay them if an operation moved from the courthouse. The City of Medina has submitted a proposed document to the prosecutor’s office and Mike Lyons is currently reviewing it.

Dedication Tree

Commissioner Geissman stated that she would like to purchase a dedication tree and stone to memorialize John Stricker. There were no objections to the dedication tree. Commissioner Hutson inquired on the type of tree to be planted. Mrs. Geissman stated that she liked the tree that was planted for Sylvia. Steven Bastean will be assisting with this project.

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 10:03 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED JUNE 5, 2018

  • 18-0483-0489 Honoring inductees into the Greater Medina Chamber Hall of Fame Class of 2018
  • 18-0490 Allowing claims and authorizing issuance upon the treasurer in settlement of such list of claims
  • 18-0491 Approving the Final Plat for the Meadows at Pine Valley Subdivision located in Wadsworth Township, Tract 5, Lot 4
  • 18-0492 Approving annual assessment on improvements constructed under the authority of section 6131.63 ORC on approximately 82.3200 acres of land in Tract 5, Lot 4, of Wadsworth Township known as Meadows at Pine Valley Subdivision and establishing thereby said improvements as a public watercourse
  • 18-0493 Determining the necessity to close Substation Road (C.H.38) between State Route 303 and Grafton Road (C.H. 42)
  • 18-0494 Determining the necessity to close Williams Road (C.H. 79) between Rivers Corners Road (T.H. 27) and Pawnee Road (T.H. 28)
  • 18-0495 Amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations
  • 18-0496 Authorizing the County Auditor to transfer funds from various county department accounts to the Medina County Print Shop Revenue line item
  • 18-0497 Allowing expenses of county officials
  • 18-0498 Approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of Medina County Commissioners
  • 18-0499 Authorizing the leasing of a vehicle for the Medina County Building Department
  • 18-0500 Approving the filing of a renewal application with the Public Utilities Commission of Ohio for a Governmental Electrical Aggregation Program

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

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