By: Anna Wozniak
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Williams County Commissioners met regularly on Tuesday and Thursday of last week. Tuesday saw the passing of five resolutions and the minutes from January 11, and Thursday saw seven resolutions, the minutes from January 16, the bills as presented, travel requests, the Dog Warden report through January 7, the mileage certification for 2023, February credit card appropriations for the police department, and a contribution request from the Parks Board.
On Thursday, the commissioners greeted Williams County Communications (911 operations) Executive Director Heather Mercer, Deputy Director Apryl McClaine, and new employee Michael Shultz.
After discussing the need for the Williams County Communications Board, Lew Hilkert volunteered to serve as the county commissioner that must be seated on the board.
With time still until the decision is needed, the commissioners, down to a two-man team without Commissioner Rummel, decided to wait until Rummel was back before making their final decision.
The resolutions approved this week were as follows: 24-0040: supplemental appropriations for the Williams County Engineer and Treasurer; 24-0041: approved a wellness grant agreement from the County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio for employee wellness; 24-0042: approved an agreement for technical assistance with Maumee Valley Planning Organization.
Also approved was resolutions 24-0043 and 24-0044: IV-E placement agreements for JFS; 24-0045: approved a management agreement for defining the manager’s duties and responsibilities; 24-0046: approved supplemental appropriations for the Williams County Auditor and JFS; 24-0047: approved the Board of Trustees for the WCTID as Todd Roth; Williams County Engineer, Ashley Epling; Williams County Economic Development Director, Vickie Grimm; Williams County Auditor, Brian Wieland, and Jason Rockey; 24-0048 through 24-0051: approved easement purchase agreements for the Alvordton Sewer Project; 24-0052: awarded the bid for the South Lynn Waterline Replacement Project to Salenbien Trucking & Excavating, Inc. with a bid of $797,151.