By: Rebecca Miller
The first Reorganization Resolution at the January 4, 2021 Reorganizational Meeting concerned the choosing of a Board President for 2021. WC Commissioners Lew Hilkert, Brian Davis and Terry Rummel chose to appoint Brian Davis as the new Board President. Resolution 02 was the appointment of Terry Rummel as Vice President.
•Resolution 03 Per ORC305.06, order that at least 50 regular sessions must be held each year, set the meeting days and times as Mondays and Thursdays 8:30-noon and 1p.m. to 4:30 p.m. or until adjournment and if a holiday falls on Monday, the Board will meet as needed the following Tuesday at 8:30 a.m.
•Resolution 04 Established Holidays for 2021, based on the Federal Schedule with the additional days of Good Friday, April 2 and Friday, November 26 all day
•Resolution 05 Setting of Rules for the WC Commissioners regarding meetings
•Resolution 06 Appointing members of the Board of WC Commissioners to various boards and committees for the 2021 year
•Resolution 07 Designating and granting various authorities to the Clerk
•Resolution 08 County Engineer being authorized to enter onto Private Property adjacent to County Road Right of ways
•Resolution 09 County Engineer being authorized to hire labor and proceed by Force Account
•Resolution 10 County Engineer furnishing labor and equipment to townships and municipalities
•Resolution 11 Appointment of Sanitary Engineer, Todd Roth for WC from January 6, 2020 until Reorganization of 2022
•Resolution 12 Setting the meeting day and time for monthly meetings at Hillside Country Living for the 3rd Thursday of each month at 8:30 a.m.
•Resolution 13 Setting the salary of the members of the Veterans Services Commission for the year 2021
•Resolution 14 To designate the official representative and alternate for the purpose of voting at the annual meeting of the County Commissioners Association of Ohio in 2021 with Hilkert as Rep and Davis as Alternate
•Resolution 15 Appointment of members to the WC Department of Aging for the year 2021
•Resolution 16 Expressing intent to conduct an internet auction for the sale of unneeded, obsolete or unfit county personal property in the calendar year 2021
•Also Signed: Dog Warden Report for the week of 12/21/20 t0 12/27/20; Approval of Health Insurance to be effective 01/04/21 for two employees and 01/11/21 for one employee; updated Notice of Nature Works grant funding for Opdycke Park form from Todd Roth
•Minutes of December 30, 2020
Topics for which short discussions were held:
•Rummel said, “There is some new PPE money out there in the world today and I have been pretty much on that trying to figure that out. I would like to try to organize a group between WEDCO and all of the Chambers and maybe the Mayors in WC to encourage our businesses to go for this money and to set up a little committee to help people fill out those, Bars and restaurants especially. It appears there is $10,000 out there and some other money that maybe they can get us.”
“I will keep you guys up to speed as to what is going on as long as it is okay that I represent the Commissioners in this endeavor.” Davis said that he had received an email from Josh Hahn from Department of Commerce with some names of businesses that have not filed. He also said he is not sure if that grant funding is still available.
Rummel added that of the 32 small businesses that filed, 19 were eligible for the $2500 that bars and restaurants could get. “But the new batch of money that is out there that I have been looking for is $10,000 to $20,000, depending on how many employees. Looks like a minimum of $10,000. Hopefully they lightened up the restrictions and we can actually get some people on there.”
•Hilkert stated, “I saw an email this morning from CCAO and one of the topics was unemployment that ended on December 31, the special unemployment as well as rolling back the FMLA, so unless there are some new directives coming out, that program has ended.” Rummel said they would “dig into that one too” and see what the situation is for that.
Following a short recess, with no further business, the meeting adjourned at 9:45 a.m.
Rebecca can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org