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10/12/2017 Commissioner's Public Meeting Minutes

Warren County Commissioners Public Meeting

October 12, 2017 12:00 p.m.

Main Courtroom

 

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin called the meeting of the Warren County Commissioners to order with Commissioner Cindy Morrison and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston present.

 

Staff Present: Pamela Matve, Chief Clerk; Judith Albaugh, Fiscal Director; Phil Gilbert, Tax Claim Director; Treasurer Dennis Munksgard, Lorri Dunlap, Grant Administrator; and Deputy Craig O’Connor

 

Citizens Present: Josh Cotton (WTO), Vonnie Radecki, and Fran Leto

 

Announcements:

 

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that since the last public meeting there were three meetings held but no actions were taken. They were meetings with the Records Retention Committee, Fiscal for budget review, and Commissioner Cindy Morrison stated there was also an executive session after the September 25, 2017 work session to discuss the three way agreement with TAWC.

 

Public Hearing:

 

FY 2017 Community Development Block Grant Program: Lorri Dunlap gave a brief explanation of this program stating that the county will receive $225,057.00 in CDBG funds for FY 2017. Lorri Dunlap went on to explain that in order to qualify for funds for your project there are requirements that must be met such as this project must help low to moderate income families.

 

Lorri Dunlap stated that letters have been sent out to the municipalities and those organizations that qualify requesting that they submit their project applications.

 

After no further discussion this public meeting was closed at 12:07 and the regular meeting commenced.

 

Public Comment:

 

Consent Agenda:

 

Agenda Content: No corrections or additions were made to the agenda

 

Approval of Minutes: No corrections or additions were made the minutes of September 27, 2017.

 

Fiscal Report: Fiscal Director Judith Albaugh stated there was cash on hand of $4,838,396.00 and in the Erie bank account a balance of $129,915.00. Payroll this week is approximately $266,627.00, and healthcare is estimated to be $44,145.00.

 

Judith Albaugh, Fiscal Director went on to state that the 2017 Tax Anticipation Note will be paid off within the week along with the $400,000 that was borrowed from the Erie Bank Account, that too will be paid off within the week.

 

Treasurer Dennis Munksgard stated that he did receive $1.7 million today in tax dollars, and this will be deposited on Friday.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the agenda, Minutes of September 27, 2017 and the Fiscal report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Old Business:

 

New Business:

 

Appointment & Reappointment to the Library Board Association: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that the Library Board Association has requested the Commissioners to Reappoint Thomas Skelton and appoint Barbara Crowley to each fill a three year term on the Library Association Board with terms expiring December 31, 2020.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston, seconded by Commissioner Cindy Morrison to appoint Barbara Crowley and reappoint Thomas Skelton to the Library Association Board as requested. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Proclamation – Grief Awareness Month: Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to adopt the proclamation which proclaims November 2017 as Grief Awareness Month in Warren County. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Vonnie Radecki of Hospice of Warren County thanked the commissioners for their passing of this proclamation.

 

Treasurer Dennis Munksgard gave a personal note as to the care and concern and professionalism this group has, and stated that Warren County is very lucky to have this organization within the county.

 

Proclamation – Fire Prevention Week: Motion was made by Commissioner Cindy Morrison, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to adopt the proclamation which proclaims the week of October 8-14, 2017 as Fire Prevention Week in Warren County. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin commented that we are moving forward with a new data system within our 911 dispatching that would allow households with peculiar situations to be identified as soon as a 911 call is made. Such as if you have an elderly person on oxygen that can be recorded and responders can be prepared.

 

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin also stated that many Fire Departments have been and will be holding open houses, I encourage you to go, talk to your fire fighters.

 

Agreement with Quincy Technology: Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that the Coroner’s Office had been using a case management software from a company that is no longer in business. The software from Quincy will cost about $1500.00 per year.

 

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston thanked Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin for taking the lead on this project to find a suitable software program for our coroner.

 

Commissioner Cindy Morrison stated that Bill Gallagher also has a large hand in evaluating this software and others.

 

Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin stated that while he welcomed Commissioner Jeff Eggleston’s comments, Commissioner Cindy Morrison is correct in that Bill Gallagher did the leg work on this project and I am grateful for that.

 

Motion was made by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston, seconded by Commissioner Cindy Morrison to accept and approve the agreement with Quincy Technology Inc. Motion carried unanimously.

 

Closing:

 

Commissioner Comments:

 

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

 

Meeting adjourned 12:26 p.m.

 

Respectfully submitted,                                                                     Approved:

 

Pamela J. Matve                                                                                  Jeff Eggleston, Secretary

Chief Clerk                                                                                           Warren County Commissioner