By: Anna Wozniak
THE VILLAGE REPORTER
The Williams County Commissioners held their June 22, 2023 general session at 9 a.m.
First approved was Resolution 23-0189, which approved supplemental appropriations for the departments of the Williams County Commissioners, Common Pleas Court, Hillside Country Living, and Williams County Job & Family Services (JFS).
Then approved was an engagement letter for the location of public utilities in a county road right of way.
Then approved were two contracts for JFS, the first one being for medical and mental health expenses at a cost not to exceed $200 a day, and the second was an agreement with Elwood Staffing for record services for the Summer Youth Program.
Also approved were two memorandums of understanding between Williams County Department of Job and Family Services, Williams County Board of DD, Four County ADAMhs Board and Family & Children First Council for shared funding for child placement at a cost not to exceed a daily rate of $426.30. These two MOUs were approved via Resolutions 23-0193 and 23-0194.
Then approved was a memorandum of understanding between Williams County Department of Job and Family Services, Williams County Board of DD, Four County ADAMhs Board and Family & Children First Council for shared funding for child placement at a cost not to exceed per diem rate of $810 and a memorandum of understanding between Williams County Department of Job and Family Services and Family & Children First Council to complete CANS assessments for level of care to determine child’s placement into a qualified residential treatment program at a cost not to exceed $500 per CANS assessment.
A plan in case of emergency was approved by the commissioners to allow for submission to ODOT. This is because the Kunkle Lagoon is technically a dam structure, which falls under ODOT control, and as such needed to have a plan with contacts and procedures outlined in case an emergency ever befalls the lagoon.
Also approved was the purchase of two new Ford Escapes for JFS.
Commissioners Westfall and Rummel then approved the minutes from their June 15, 2023 session and the bills as presented by the county auditor.
The Williams County Commissioners then went into recess until their next appointment, a joint phone-session between the Fulton County Commissioners and the Williams County Commissioners. Present via phone at this meeting were Williams County Commissioners Lewis Hilkert, Bartley Westfall, Terry Rummel, and Fulton County Commissioners Jon Rupp, Jeff Rupp, and Joe Short.
At this session, the joint commissioners approved collections for the maintenance and repairs needed on two dually owned ditches, Ditch No. 445 on Wilson, and Ditch No. 448 on Owl Creek, by way of running both ditches on the 2024 tax duplicate for one year.
This allows for the benefited areas to be levied for the maintenance and repairs of these ditches during the 2024 tax season.
The Williams County Commissioners then canceled their June 29th session due to a lack of quorum before adjourning their June 22, 2023 session.
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