Joe Short Begins His New Term With Fulton County Commissioners

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RETURN TO DUTY … Fulton County Commissioners welcomed Joe Short back to work on January 4, 2021, following a break between elected terms. He spent time as a commissioner from 2007 to 2010 and is happy to be back behind his name block. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)

By: Rebecca Miller

Monday morning, January 4, 2021, saw Joe Short taking his seat again in the Commissioners Chambers of Fulton County. Short was a Fulton County Commissioner from 2007 to 2010 and is pleased to be joining the commissioners again.

The commissioners voted to approve:

•Minutes of the December 31, 2020 meeting ( with Short abstaining)

•Agenda as presented

•Review of 2020 Registered Apiary Inspection Summary Report

•Review of Fulton County Dog Warden Reports for 12/12/20, 12/19/20 and 12/26/20

•Increase and transfer appropriations for various departments

•Resolution 2021-004 Appoint 2021 Apiary Inspector

•Resolution 005 Approve Change order #1 Final and Pay Request #1 Final to Zenz Farms for Ditch 2137 Branch 4 Grass Run Improvement Project

•Resolution 006 Agreement 2021-001 with Julian and Grubb for GAAP Conversion services on behalf of Fulton County Auditor

•Resolution 007 Enter into 2021-002 with D&R Demolition Corporation for PY19 CDBG Project: County Road 22, Fayette Ohio

•Resolution 008 Extend various contracts on behalf of Fulton County Public Utilities

•Resolution 009 Personnel action – JFS internships (students from NSCC)

•Purchase orders and travel requests

Previous to this brand new year of meetings, one last one was held in 2020 on December 31 at which a few other resolutions were passed. Commissioners voted to approve:

•Minutes of December 29, 2020

•Agenda as presented

•Engineers notice of alternate 2021 Holiday Schedule for Highway Department and Engineer’s Office

•Waivers of ALS Charges

•Resolution 2020-928 Personnel action for JFS

•Purchase orders and travel requests (last motion made by Commissioner Bill Rufenacht before retirement)

Meeting adjourned after just 5 minutes of business. Happy retirement to Commissioner Rufenacht and welcome back to Commissioner Short.

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