REPORT GIVEN … Williams County Drainage Engineer Brian Fritsch gave a Collections report to Williams County Commissioners Lew Hilkert and Terry Rummel at the July 28, 2022 session. Assistant Clerk Robin Kemp and engineer Todd Roth were also present. (PHOTO BY REBECCA MILLER, STAFF)
By: Rebecca Miller
During the first portion of regular session for the Williams County Commissioners on Thursday, July 28, 2022, the following were approved:
-Resolution 205 Supplemental Appropriations
-Resolution 206 Determining to proceed with submitting the question of a Renewal Tax Levy for providing and maintaining Senior Citizen Services or facilities at a rate not exceeding .30 mills with an increase of .10 mill for each dollar of valuation, which amounts to $.04 for each one hundred dollars of valuation for five years and which is a renewal with an increase.
-Resolution 207 Amending Contract Agreement between WC JFS and Speak Write, LLC for transcription cost not to exceed $18,000 for 2022, increasing to not to exceed $20,000 for 2022
-Resolution 208 Contract Extension between WC JFS and K&P Transportation for transportation for CCMEP and Workforce clients at a cost not to exceed $50,000 for term October 2020 through June 2021, extending agreement of service to October 2021 through September 2023
-Resolution 209 Entering into a Purchase Agreement between Williams County Commissioners and Terry Hendricks Ford for the purchase of a 2020 Ford F-150 at a cost not to exceed $44,285
-Resolution 210 Transfer of funds for WC JFS – $9,319 TANF from Public Assistance to Child Support Enforcement Agency to reimburse RMS activity from April through June 2022
-Resolution 211 Transfer of funds for WC JFS – $82.50 TANF from Public Assistance to Public Children Services Agency to reimburse direct costs from April through June 2022
-Also Signed: Credit Card Appropriations for Recorder’s Office, Engineer’s Office and Commissioner’s Office for August 2022; Dog Warden Reports for week of July 11-17, 2022 and for week of July 18-24, 2022; Checklist for Tile or Ditch Repair – Application #2021-06 – Lois M. Coy Trustee; Checklist for Tile or Ditch Repair – Application #2021-05 – Roberta R. Snyder Trustee
-Minutes for July 25, 2022 and payment of bills
After a half hour recess, the Commissioners reconvened to meet with county engineer Todd Roth and Drainage Engineer Brian Fritsch to talk about ditch collections for 2023.
Fritsch spoke about the proposed collections for 2023, which he had presented to the Commissioners, along with the past years’ collections from 2020, 21 and 22.
He made a comparison of those, along with the current balance as of July 1st of 2022 for each ditch and tile that his department maintains within the county.
He explained that some of the amounts are higher due to planned work on particular ditches or tiles in 2023.
He also said they will be spraying the north half of the county in 2023. Proposed collections for next year are down $32,000 from last year, comparable to 2021 and higher than the amount in 2020.
There was some discussion about specific ditches and upcoming projects. It was determined that a motion would be made on Monday, August 1, 2022 as a resolution would need to be written.
With no further business, the meeting adjourned.
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