Preble County Commission – December 13, 2017 meeting review and audio links.

This is the meeting review for the December 13, 2017 Preble County Commission meeting. There have been some questions about the open records requests made at the December 6 meeting that I posted a video of. This meeting addresses those. I hope the audio is adequate as it was a contributing factor in stopping this project over two years ago.

Of note here is Junior Commissioner Rodney Creech admitting that he was initially wrong about the electric aggregation issue for townships (I give him credit).  Last week Rodney made a claim that people should not listen to me as he “had the numbers” and I’ve heard that claim before. He insisted his numbers were right on the 911 levy issue in May of 2015 when he was ready to campaign for a 1.5 mill tax levy increase.  This was my stance on electric aggregation in 2014. My point is that Rodney has a history of adamantly insisting his facts and figures are right and any one questioning his numbers or answers is wrong. The record shows that not to be the case. For Rodney’s original stance on electric aggregation refer to this video.

Preble County Commissioners

December 13, 2017

Three Commissioners in attendance

File 1

3 minutes 19 sec. – 780 KB

I. OPEN MEETING

II. CALL OF ROLL

III. PLEDGE OF ALLEGIANCE

IV. PRAYER

V. PUBLIC COMMENTS

VI. APPROVAL OF MINUTES

NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING THE JOURNALIZATION & NOTE RECEIPT OF THE CD RECORDATION BOTH AS THE OFFICIAL MINUTES FOR THE DECEMBER 6, 2017 REGULAR SESSION MEETING.

Approval of vouchers – December 11, 2017

File 2

VII. FINANCIAL CONSIDERATIONS

A. NOTE RECEIPT OF AN AMENDED CERTIFICATE

RE: HOTEL LODGING TAX ($799.31)

B. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #650-17-181

RE: TRANSFER OF FUNDS – VARIOUS DEPTS.

C. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #652-17-181

RE: TRANSFER OF FUNDS – VARIOUS DEPTS.

D. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #653-17-181

RE: AUTH. PAYMENT – TREASURER ($2,000.00); CHILDREN SVS. ($16,530.30)

E. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #655-17-181

RE: AUTH. EXPENDITURE – $7,500.00 – EXTRACTION AND CONVERSION OF DATA FOR NEW FINANCIAL SYSTEM – DATA PROCESSING

F. NOTE RECEIPT OF A COURT ENTRY FROM JUDGE OVERMYER

RE: COLLECTION OF COURT COSTS – SPECIAL FUNDS PROBATE MAGISTRATE FEES FOR THE MONTH OF NOVEMBER, 2017

G. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #656-17-181

RE: SUPPLE. APPROPRIATION – 911 FUND ($410.25); EMPLOYEE HEALTH INSURANCE FUND ($400.00)

H. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #657-17-181

RE: SUPPLE. APPROPRIATION – UNDIVIDED HOTEL LODGING TAX ($799.31)

VIII. CORRESPONDENCE & REPORTS

A. NOTE RECEIPT OF A REPORT FROM JFS.

RE: CSEA DEPOSITORY ACCOUNT BANK RECONCILIATION – NOVEMBER 2017 – JFS

B. NOTE RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM THE SHERIFF

RE: CONTRACTED PAY RATE ADJUSTMENT – BRODIE HOLSAPPLE – SHERIFF –

C. NOTE RECEIPT OF A PERSONNEL ACTION FROM JFS

RE: NOTICE OF RETIREMENT – JUDY PLAUGHER – JFS

D. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL OF (2) LEGAL ADS

RE: ZONING CASE #1444 & #1447 TO BE HEARD ON JANUARY 3RD, 2017  9:30 a.m.

E. NOTE RECEIPT OF A MOTION TO STAY AND AN ORDER FROM JUDGE ABRUZZO, PREBLE COUNTY COMMON PLEAS COURT  

RE: BRENDA K. WHITE, TREASURER, PLANTIFF V. RUTH CUMMINS, ET AL., DEFENDANT – CASE NO. 16CV030742

F. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING A LETTER TO THE PAYROLL CLERK

RE: FY2018 PAY RATES

G. NOTE RECEIPT OF (14) LETTERS RECEIVED

RE: FY18 SALARIES FOR VICTIM WITNESS; SOIL & WATER; RECORDER; ENGINEER; HEALTH DEPT; TREASURER; VETERAN SVS.; COMMON PLEAS CT; MENTAL HEALTH & RECOVERY BOARD; BOARD OF ELECTIONS; CORONER; PROS. ATTY; CLERK OF CTS; AUDITOR

H. CONSIDER APPROVAL OF RES. #659-17-181

RE: COMPENSATION FOR EMPLOYEES OF THE PREBLE COUNTY DEPARTMANT OF HUMAN SERVICES FOR THE YEAR 2018

I. NOTE RECEIPT OF A LETTER FROM JORENE BURGESS Letter read into the record

RE: RESIGNATION AS RECORDING SECRETARY/TRANSCRIPTIONIST TO PLANNING COMMISSION, RURAL ZONING BOARD & ZONING APPEALS

J. NOTE RECEIPT OF A HELP WANTED AD

RE: STENOGRAPHER & RECORDING SECRETARY FOR THE PREBLE COUNTY RURAL ZONING APPEALS BOARD, PREBLE COUNTY PLANNING COMMISSION AND PREBLE COUNTY RURAL ZONING COMMISSION

21.4 minute mark on cd  

18.13 minutes – 4.16 MB

File 3

IX. AGREEMENTS & CONTRACTS

A. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

RE: POSTAGE MACHINE LEASE AGREEMENT W/ NEOPOST – $904.71 – JFS

B. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING A CONTRACT FOR DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION ASSISTANCE

RE: GRANT AGREEMENT FOR REHAB WORK TO 101, 105 & 107 NORTH COMMERCE STREET W/ JUDY CAHILL, TO BE PAID TO WYSONG PLASTERING ETCETERA, INC – FY16 CDBG ($15,342.50)

C. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING A CONTRACT FOR DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION ASSISTANCE

RE: GRANT AGREEMENT FOR REHAB WORK TO 214 N COMMERCE STREET W/ WILLIAM & JACQUELINE DOLAN, TO BE PAID TO THRUSH & SON – FY16 CDBG ($8,404.96)

D. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING A CONTRACT FOR DOWNTOWN REVITALIZATION ASSISTANCE

RE: GRANT AGREEMENT FOR REHAB WORK TO 109 N COMMERCE STREET W/ BRIAN RHODUS, TO BE PAID TO WYSONG PLASTERING ETCETERA, INC – FY16 CDBG ($17,302.50)

E. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL BY SIGNING AN AGREEMENT

RE: FY2018 WELLNESS GRANT AGREEMENT W/ CEBCO – $8,680.00 – COMMISSION

Commissioner Robinson notes that Preble County is number one county in the state for participation and congratulates Connie on a good job.

F. NOTE RECEIPT OF & CONSIDER APPROVAL OF AN ADDENDUM

RE: ADDENDUM #1 TO THE PREBLE COUNTY EXPO ADDITION – REVISED BID DOCUMENTS – P.C. AGRI CAPITAL IMPROVEMENTS

X. TRAVEL

A. RES. #654-17-181 – MARY WARRICK – CASA/GAL PROGRAM FUND Cost to exceed $88

30 minute mark    Commissioner Chris Day asks if there are any additional items.

Discussion on new landfill building. Note to receipt and approve by signing three warranty deeds.

Resolution 652 Health Insurance issue

34.5 minute mark   Discussion on JFS and presentations.

December Landfill report. Rodney mentions leachate numbers – double some previous months.

41.4 minute mark on cd  

20.02 minutes – 4.58 MB

File 4

EXECUTIVE SESSION TO DISCUSS THE EMPLOYMENT OF A COUNTY EMPLOYEES

Exit no action taken

43 minute mark  

Discussion on Winter CCAO meeting in Columbus earlier in week.

 10:00 A.M. – BILL BRADISH – ELECTRIC AGGREGATION

48.5 minute mark   Meeting starts

Jackson Township now with other townships.

First Energy won contract.

First Energy has discussed filing for bankrupcy. Contract would be rebid.

Presents check for a little over $6,000 from $10 community agreement earlier.

55 minute mark  County facilities – how much has been saved. $269,000 saved.

1 hr. 7 minute mark  Eric Merit enters room.

1 hr. 7.4  minute mark on cd  

25.49 minutes – 5.91 MB

File 5

10:30 A.M. – ERIC MARIT – PUBLIC RECORDS REQUESTS

This meeting references the Commission meeting of December 6 regarding the "Public Comments" time and 911 dispatch merger. There were a number of requests made. William Yorke made one for emails regarding the issue.

1 hr. 21 minute mark on cd  

20.02 minutes – 4.58 MB

File 6

Kim Keller mentions that Brenda Latanza contacted her and Connie last week. Discussion on Henny Penny early payoff loan made to them. There are supposed to be monthly payments made. Rodney mentions "Tim"?

Kim: after our meeting last week with the Sheriff. Has to do with savings on "servers" and not getting all of the discounts that should have been included. Auditor's office also mentioned and savings.

1 hr. 25.9 minute mark    Information from Lewisburg. Asking for $200,000 in CBDG for a building in downtonw revitalization.

1 hr. 31 minute mark    RECESS

1 hr. 32 minute mark on cd  

11 minutes – 2.52 MB

File 7

11:00 A.M. – BID OPENING – 2018 AGGREGATE BID – ENGINEER

1 hr. 38 minute mark on cd  

7 minutes – 1.61 MB

File 8

Bill Bradish back in chambers.

1 hr. 25.9 minute mark   4.78 cents per kwh. – three year term. Commences when agreement expires in March 2018.

Rodney mentions that he is now sold on the idea. This is good because before being elected he was against it.

1 hr. 42.5 minute mark   Note receipt of savings to the county from 2011 – 2017 – $269,000.

1 hr. 44.5 minute mark    Brad Kramer (Land Use Managment)comes in for an extension on Hueston Woods project. Updating road names…

Short discussion on Winter CCAO conference and the need for the state to stop kicking expenses back to the counties and not providing funds.

1 hr. 50.5 minute mark on cd  

12.33 minutes – 2.87 MB


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