Meeting Release

Pre-meeting release 8/31

Seneca County commissioners to discuss the future of a building

Fostoria Economic Development Corp. also on the agenda

[Tiffin, OH Aug. 31, 2018] – Seneca County commissioners are to meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday at their office, 111 Madison St. During old business, the board is to discuss the future of the Carnegie Library building that currently houses Seneca County Juvenile and Probate Court, 108 Jefferson St. With the court moving into the courthouse annex this fall, commissioners must decide what to do with the vacant building. Commissioners have previously mulled selling the building, but further details are to be discussed Tuesday. A timeline for the sale of the building is expected to be considered. At the beginning of the meeting, Renee Smith, president of Fostoria Economic Development Corp., is to give an annual update to the county regarding economic progress in Fostoria. In new business, commissioners will hear a request from Seneca County Sheriff’s Office to replace the department’s phone recording system. The system is working but has had issues and needs replaced. The board also is to discuss placing a sharing station outside the commissioners’ office. The area would be for people to drop off donations of essential food and non-food items, allowing those in need to take them. In other business, commissioners are to formally establish the Information Technology Advisory Committee and also will consider a resolution to formally intervene in the Republic Wind Project. The consideration comes after the county received advice from its counsel to become a part of the Ohio Power Siting Board process of the wind turbine project.

During appropriations, the board is to consider:

* A $500 appropriation adjustment request from the department of job and family services to purchase wellness supplies. The change is to be made within the Public Assistance Budget.

* A $3,000 supplemental appropriation to the Ambulance Service Fund. The money is to be used to reimburse a patient.

* The purchase of two, 2019 John Deere 6110M tractors for $136,572.08 on behalf of the Seneca County Engineer’s Office. The transaction includes the trade in of two, 2016 John Deere tractors for $101,000. The net cost of the new equipment is about $35,572.08.