Board Meeting Minutes, October 16, 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 October 9, 2018 meeting were emailed in advance. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the minutes; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed Mr. Friedrick and Mr. Hutson voting AYE; Mrs. Geissman abstained.

Highway Engineer Administrative Assistant Doug King presented and reviewed a resolution the necessity to close Medina Line Road (C.H. 2) between Fixler Road (S.R. 75) and Sharon Copley Road (S.R. 162). Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. Roll call showed all commissioners voting AYE.

The commissioners reviewed the permits issued October 4-10, 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) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the County General Fund (0010) to the Medina County Job and Family Service Children Services Fund (0055) for the board and care of county wards; (4) 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) administration expenditures; (5) authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the County General Fund (0010) to the Public Assistance Fund (0120) for the non-allocated portion of children welfare expenditures; (6) 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; (7) authorizing the purchase of 6,300 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline for the engineering center; (8) approving an amendment to the agreement with Aramark for the provision of food service at the Medina County Home; (9) approving an agreement between the City of Brunswick and the Office for Older Adults for the provision of senior services within the City of Brunswick; (10) approving an agreement with Maximus, Inc. to provide professional services for Medina County; and (11) allowing expenses of county officials. Mr. Pataky requested payment of the weekly bills in the amount of $1,379,646.87. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the eleven 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.

Chief Building Official Chris Randles reviewed the September Monthly Report 2018 noting that they issued 318 permits for an estimated value of construction of $14,397,341; the average home cost of issued permits is $308,000 per home. Commercial review times are currently at 12 calendar days; residential review times are 5 calendar days. Regarding the permitting software, things are moving along and they are currently on schedule to go live in January. Beth Schnabel of Bike Medina County introduced her committee members and stated that their mission is to make Medina County safer. She showed a sign that has been approved by ODOT and are working toward having actual routes that go across Medina County so that bikers can go to destinations such as parks, schools, or libraries. She provided a progress report to the commissioners and stated that the townships must approve the proposed routes as the routes are mainly in the townships. Ms. Schnabel introduced Murray Van Epp; he is donating the cost of the signs and so far, there are 87 signs that have been spoken for and she anticipates that number will increase. Mr. Van Epp was awarded a Certificate of Appreciation for his generous donation and strong commitment to enhance biking safety in Medina County. Mr. Van Epp stated that he has probably gone in excess of 100,000 miles on his bicycle with the majority of those miles being in Medina County. He stated that anything we can do to make bicycling safer for everyone is a great idea, and he appreciates the county’s and the township’s support. Ms. Schnabel explained that Bike Medina County has been in existence for about three years. Their purpose is to help cyclists who are using roadways be safer.

Commissioner Hutson stated that on October 10, 2018, the Clerk of the Board received an expedited type 2 petition for annexation for one parcel of land totaling 1.4627 acres of land from Sharon Township to the City of Wadsworth. The commissioners will review the petition at their regular meeting on November 13, 2018; no public hearing is required.

Commissioner Hutson presented and reviewed a resolution appointing alternates to the Medina County Planning Commission. 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 opposing State Issue 1. Mr. Friedrick moved to approve the resolution; Mrs. Geissman seconded the motion. In answer to a question posed by Mrs. Geissman, Mr. Hutson stated that State Issue 1 reduces crimes that are currently felonies down to misdemeanors and are keeping them in our community. Mr. Friedrick noted that it would take three offenses in 24 months in order to be sent to prison, and in a time where we’re seeing even a tiny bit of success in the war on drugs and overdoses, to change something like this by constitutional amendment isn’t right. Mr. Hutson stated that the last article he read stated that about $5M had been raised to support this and 90 percent of that came from outside of Ohio. He further stated that he spoke to both of the Common Pleas judges who indicated that they are opposed to this as well. 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 9:54 a.m., the Commissioners began the Discussion Session in the Commissioners’ Conference Room.

Adopt-A-Thon

Rhonda Beck stated that the Animal Shelter Adopt-A-Thon was held Saturday, October 13 at the Animal Shelter; it was a success. There were 8 organizations involved who brought adoptable dogs and cats, and approximately 60 visitors attended. There were 5 dogs and 4 cats adopted at the event as well as 1 dog returned to owner. She and Megan Holly organized a bake sale and raffle which raised $783; the proceeds benefited the Animal Shelter’s donation fund. She thanked Megan Holly, specifically for getting the other organizations involved, Scott Miller for his work throughout the event and Steven Bastean and his department for all of their assistance. Rhonda noted that she and Megan are looking forward to an even more successful event next year.

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 9:58 a.m.

RESOLUTIONS PASSED OCTOBER 16, 2018

  • 18-0809 Allowing claims and authorizing issuance upon the treasurer in settlement of such list of claims
  • 18-0811 Amending the Annual Appropriation Resolution
  • 18-0812 Amending the 2018 Appropriations Resolution by transferring appropriations
  • 18-0813 Authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the County General Fund (0010) to the Medina County Job and Family Service Children Services Fund (0055) for the board and care of county wards
  • 18-0814 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
  • 18-0815 Authorizing the county auditor to transfer funds from the County General Fund (0010) to the Public Assistance Fund (0120) for the non-allocated portion of children welfare expenditures
  • 18-0816 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
  • 18-0817 Authorizing the purchase of 6,300 gallons of regular unleaded gasoline for the Engineering Center
  • 18-0818 Approving an amendment to the agreement with Aramark for the provision of food service at the Medina County Home
  • 18-0819 Approving an agreement between the City of Brunswick and the Office for Older Adults for the provision of senior services within the City of Brunswick
  • 18-0820 Approving an agreement with Maximus, Inc. to provide professional consulting services for Medina County
  • 18-0821 Allowing expenses of county officials
  • 18-0822 Approving personnel changes for the employees under the jurisdiction of the Medina County Commissioners
  • 18-0823 Resolution in opposition to State Issue 1
  • 18-0824 Appointing alternates to the Medina County Planning Commission

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

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