Meeting Release

Post-meeting release 5/20

Commissioners open several bids for roof project, hire HR Director Thursday

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[Tiffin, OH May 20, 2021] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners received six bids for a roofing project during Thursday morning’s session. The project is to replace the shingle roof on the buildings that house the Seneca County Department of Job and Family Services, the Seneca County Engineer’s Office and the Seneca Park District. The buildings are located just south of Tiffin near SR 100 and US 224.

The bids received were as follows:

· Midstate Contractors, of Marion, for $389,800

· J.B. Roofing, of Tiffin, for $393,738

· CRM Roofing, of Clyde, for $349,719

· E. Lee Construction, of Delphos, for $339,960

· Damschroder Roofing, of Fremont, for $303,042

· ACI Advanced Concept Inc., of Canal Winchester, for $441,697.

Seneca County Buildings and Grounds Maintenance Supervisor John Logsdon is to review the bids before one is given the contract for the project.

In other action, the commissioners agreed to hire Jaime Wolfe as the director of the newly created Human Resources Department.

Wolfe has worked in the HR field since 2013, including her most recent stint as a Human Resources Specialist for the Sandusky County Board of Commissioners. The HR office is to be located in the County Services Building in the former space of the Public Guardian’s Office. Wolfe is slated to start her new position on June 7.

The commissioners had set aside funding in previous years for the eventual creation of the office. The new office should help to improve and organize human resource functions while also reducing liability to the county.

During County Administrator Stacy Wilson’s report, the commissioners received a positive update on the county’s sales tax receipts.

The county received $822,871.44 in May. The collection for the month reflects sales tax data from some of February and most of March. Wilson said the number represents an increase of about 23 percent compared to the same period in 2019. She did not compare the figure to 2020 due to the economic complications brought on by the COVID-19 pandemic.

Through the first five sales tax reports of 2021, the county has collected about $4,250,000. This figure is about $830,000, or 24 percent, higher than the amount collected in the first five months of 2019.

In other action, the commissioners informed the public that they had signed and sent a letter to Tiffin Columbian Boys Tennis Coach Chip Weingart to congratulate his team on finishing an undefeated season in the Sandusky Bay Conference. The board also wished district performers good luck this week, including the New Riegel Softball team who will play for the district title on Friday in Oak Harbor.

The board also participated in two joint ditch maintenance hearings, one with Sandusky County and another with Sandusky and Wood County. To learn more, view the following resolutions that were approved: Sandusky, Wood and Seneca resolutionSandusky and Seneca resolution

During new business, the board approved all new business from the pre-meeting release and:

* Set June 10 at 10:30 a.m. to open bids for capital improvements at the CROSSWAEH facility.

* Set June 17 at 10:30 a.m. to open bids for one, seven-passenger, two-wheelchair accessible van on behalf of the Seneca County Opportunity Center.

* Set June 17 at 10:15 a.m. to open bids for the CR 47 pavement resurfacing project on behalf of the Engineer’s Office.