Commissioners to hear about Project Lifesaver, discuss museum contract
A motion to rescind the Alternative Energy Zone also could be removed from the table
[Tiffin, OH March 26, 2019] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday morning at its office, 111 Madison St.
Seneca County Sheriff Bill Eckelberry is to give a presentation to the board on Project Lifesaver. The program, which is run by the sheriff’s office and the Lions Clubs of Seneca County, provides equipment and training to assist in finding missing people with disabilities.
The program, which launched in the county in June 2015, can benefit those with disabilities such as Alzheimer’s disease, autism, Down syndrome and dementia. If a person does become missing, the sheriff’s office can usually locate them quickly.
The bracelets are especially helpful for parents of children with special needs.
So far, about ten county residents ranging from Fostoria to Attica were given bracelets with radio transmitters in them, which are used to locate the individuals.
Sheriff’s deputies are trained to use the equipment, as well as personnel from Attica Police Department, Attica-Venice-Reed Fire District, Green Springs Police Department, Tiffin Fire Rescue Division, Fostoria Police Department and Fostoria Fire Division.
The Project Lifesaver team, including the Lions Clubs of the county and the sheriff’s office, currently are seeking support for the program’s annual Super Raffle. The event is to include dinner and tickets will be sold for baskets of prizes. The raffle is to occur April 6 at the Tiffin Moose Lodge, 1146 N. SR 53. Tickets are $20. For more information, contact Cindy Beat, (419) 937-7543.
During old business, the board is to discuss its contract with Seneca County Museum. The three-year contract is set to expire July 19. It automatically renews if neither party gives a 60-day notice. Potential modifications to the agreement could be considered.
In other action, commissioners are to consider removing from the table a motion to rescind the Alternative Energy Zone. The board could then discuss the motion and a vote could be taken.
The commissioners also are to discuss the vacant Emergency Management Agency director position.
During new business, proclamations declaring April 1 as Census Awareness Day and the month of April as Child Abuse Awareness Month are to be read.
Also during the meeting, the commissioners are to consider:
* A $1,000 supplemental appropriation to the General Fund for advertising and printing.
* Authorizing the use of credit cards for expenditures on behalf of the Seneca County Veterans Services Office and the Seneca County Park District.
* Participation in the Ohio Dept. of Transportation road salt contracts awarded in 2019.