Board Meeting Minutes, November 27, 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 November 20, 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.

Finance Director Mike Pataky presented and reviewed the following resolutions: (1) amending the 2018 appropriations resolution by transferring appropriations; (2) revenue adjustments for various funds; (3) cash transfers for various funds; (4) authorizing the purchase of 6,200 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline for the engineering center; and (5) allowing expenses of county officials. Mr. Pataky requested payment of the weekly bills in the amount of $549,057.22. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the five 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 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.

Soil and Water Conservation District Manager Jim Dieter reported that Gary Norcia will be leaving their office in December after 16 years of service. Mr. Dieter noted his appreciation for his service. Mr. Norcia worked many of their Phase 2 programs in addition to helping different landowners and townships with maps. Mr. Dieter thanked the commissioners for attending the annual meeting last month. Next year will be the 75th annual meeting. He also noted that they are moving forward with the prairie project. A committee has been formed and they will have their first meeting tomorrow.

In answer to a question by Mr. Hutson regarding signs, Mr. Dieter explained that they have a couple of signs, but he has not gotten into the parks yet. He hopes to have the signs in place by spring.

Commissioner Hutson stated that notice of a liquor license transfer from TA Operating LLC DBA Minit Mart to Minit Mart LLC had been received.

With no further business to come before the Commissioners, the meeting recessed at 9:34 a.m.

Discussion Session

At 9:37 a.m., the Commissioners began the Discussion Session in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.

Budget Reviews

Mike Pataky stated that he had met with one commissioner and have two more to go for the preliminary budget meetings. It will hopefully be finalized on Friday at 3:00 p.m. during budget discussions.

First Responder Meeting

Commissioner Friedrick noted that Nexus is putting on a series of First Responder Meetings. The second meeting is tonight in Avon that he is attending with Christina Fozio. Commissioner Hutson mentioned that the pipeline was in production from what he read. Mr. Friedrick stated yes, but he was not sure if the Guilford Compressor Station was functioning. Christina Fozio noted that it has permission, but has not been fired up. Mr. Hutson asked if Nexus has distributed any information about Emergency Management from there standpoint. Ms. Fozio answered that they have not. Mr. Hutson suggested Ms. Fozio attend a future commissioners meeting to provide information specific to pipelines; Ms. Fozio agreed. There was discussion regarding the best way to get emergency information to the public. Ms. Fozio stated that the reverse 9-1-1 system is an important piece and educating the public is also important.

Sanitary Permitting Program

Jeremy Sinko provided a demonstration of the Sanitary Engineer’s permitting software that was created in-house by Jonathon Shorie and Jonah Carpenter. The permitting software is now live and was designed to be user-friendly and to make it easier and faster to obtain permits.


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 10:06 a.m.


  • 18-0915 Allowing claims and authorizing issuance upon the treasurer in settlement of such list of claims
  • 18-0916 Amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations
  • 18-0917 Revenue adjustments for various funds
  • 18-0918 Cash transfers for various funds
  • 18-0919 Authorizing the purchase of 6,200 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline for the Engineering Center
  • 18-0920 Allowing expenses of county officials
  • 18-0921 Approving person

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

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