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10/28/2020 Public Meeting Minutes

Warren County Commissioners Public Meeting

October 28, 2020 6:44 p.m.

Jackson Courtroom

 

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin called the meeting of the Warren County Commissioners to order with Commissioner Tricia Durbin, and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston present.

 

Staff Present: Eric Hern, Finance Director, Lisa Rivett, Director of Elections, Phil Gilbert Tax Claim Director, and Nathaniel Schmidt, Solicitor

 

Citizens Present: Josh Cotton (WTO), Sydney Herdle (Titusville Herald), and Andy Close

 

Announcements: the meeting is being recorded

 

Meetings held since the last meeting: Commissioner Benjamin reviewed the meeting that all three commissioners attended since the last meeting.

 

Correspondence: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin reviewed the correspondence received since the last meeting.

 

Public Comment: None

 

Consent Agenda:

 

Minutes from the October 14, 2020 Public Meeting: No corrections or additions to be made.

 

Finance Report: Eric Hern, Finance Director, stated that balance in the general fund is approximately $4,800,009.00 and in the Erie Bank Account, $650,366.00. He went onto state that the TAN has been paid off.

 

Proclamation(s): National Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness Month, Grief Awareness Month, and Veteran’s Day

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Tricia Durbin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the agenda, the minutes from the October 14, 2020 Public Meeting, the finance report as presented, along with the listed proclamations. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Old Business:

 

CARES Act funding: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that there is a list of all requests since the last meeting in the packets. He then stated that the City of Warren Fire Dept. and the Women’s Care Center should be stricken from the list as they will be dealt with at a later time.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Tricia Durbin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the CARES requests as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

 

New Business:

 

Innovault request for funds: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that in the 2020 budget was $10,000.00 for economic development. He feels that Innovault fits the need of economic development and would like the board to approve this request.

 

Commissioner Tricia Durbin asked for confirmation that this is in the 2020 budget, to which Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated yes, it is.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Tricia Durbin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the request of $10,000.00 from Innovault. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Amendment to the Maximus Agreement: Motion was made by Commissioner Tricia Durbin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the agreement with Maximus at the same rate as last year. Motion carried unanimously.

 

 

 

 

Commissioner Comments:

 

Commissioner Tricia Durbin took a moment to thank Attorney Nathaniel Schmidt and Lisa Rivett, Director of Elections for all their work on this general election.

 

Adjournment:  Motion was made Commissioner Tricia Durbin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Meeting adjourned 6:55 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                     Approved:

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                                                  Jeff Eggleston

Chief Clerk                                                                                           Warren County Commissioner