By: Anna Wozniak
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Williams County Commissioners held their regular June 15, 2023 session at 10 a.m. at the Williams County Community Offices.
The first thing approved was a resolution allowing for supplemental appropriations to be made to the funds regarding the Williams County Hillside Country Living, Department of Job and Family Services, and the Sheriff’s Office.
Then approved was a resolution transferring funds to help increase the number of qualified people working with child services through “expenditures made under the Workforce Retention and Recruitment Grant.”
They then approved entering an agreement between the county and the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio for an “ODRC Grant Agreement for Community Based Law Enforcement Services.“
Grant funds total at $176,888. An agreement between the same parties was agreed upon in the carrying of the next resolution for services with grant funds totaling $808,447.
A MOU was then agreed upon between JFS and Kinnect “to achieve permanency outcomes for youth in foster care.”
Then approved was a resolution approving a subgrant agreement for JFS. Resolution 23-0187 then increased all Williams County dog tag fees from $16 to $18, to be effective December 1, 2023.
This increase also directly increases the 3-year dog license fee from $48 to $54, also effective December 1, 2023.
This resolution also approved a $10 increase of the fee for kennel licenses, changing the fee from $80 to $90, as of December 1, 2023.
Lastly approved was a resolution containing the details of the 2023 Community Housing Impact and Preservation-Lead Abatement Program (CHIP-LAP).
This resolution was composed of an application for financial assistance, an application (pending proper paperwork and acceptance for the first application) to participate in the State of Ohio’s Department of Development / Office of Community Development Small Cities Program, and agreement with the terms and conditions of both programs.
The minutes of the June 12, 2023 session were approved, as were the bills as presented by the auditor.
The Williams County Commissioners will next be in regular session on June 22, as no session will be held the 19th in observance of Juneteenth, a holiday commemorating the day that all had-been slaves were informed of their new-found freedom.
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