Meeting Release

Pre-meeting release for 12/17 session

Commissioners to meet via zoom, discuss 2021 budget

[Tiffin, OH Dec. 15, 2020] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday.
The commissioners are encouraging residents to join them in the online meeting through the application Zoom. To maintain maximum accessibility, the meeting will be recorded, archived and streamed live through Zoom. Residents can join the meeting by computer or mobile device at the following link:
Residents also can download the Zoom meeting app and join with meeting ID 925 9523 0790. The passcode for the meeting is 453802. Those who would rather call in and listen to the audio of the meeting can dial (646) 558-8656 and use the meeting ID and then enter the passcode.
The meeting also is to be streamed on Facebook Live on the Seneca County Commissioners page.
During old business, the commissioners are to continue the discussion on the budget for 2021. Earlier this year, the Seneca County Budget Commission certified $17.5 million as a projection for General Fund revenue for 2021, which is the same as the initial projection for 2020. The conservative estimate was made because of a high level of economic uncertainty due to the COVID-19 pandemic.
County Administrator Stacy Wilson presented a first draft of the budget reflecting department requests and some other additions, and the total of expenditures for that draft was about $18.4 million.
This figure includes about $150,000 for the potential creation of a Human Resources Department, and about $300,000 for an additional commitment to emergency medical services. The commissioners are expected to further discuss the budget Thursday, with the goal of approving a budget by the end of the year.
In other business, the commissioners are to hold an executive session for personnel/compensation.

During new business, the board is to consider:
* A $10,000 supplemental appropriation to the General Fund for the Recorder for contract services.
* Reappointing Greg Edinger to the Great Lakes Community Action Partnership for a one-year term commencing Jan. 1, 2021, and expiring Dec. 31, 2021.
* A contract with Crawford County Board of Commissioners for the receipt, custody and care of Crawford County juveniles on behalf of the Seneca County Youth Center for 2021.