Meeting Release

Pre-meeting release for 3/3 session

Commissioners to talk electric aggregation, development disabilities awareness month

[Tiffin, OH – March 1st, 2022] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday at its office, 111 Madison St.
The session will be hosted in person, but there will still be an online viewing option available.
The meeting will be streamed on Zoom and on Facebook Live, but a different experience will be offered on each platform.
Those interested in participating in the session during the public comment portion must join via Zoom. Those who are not interested in participating will be able to view a higher-quality broadcast on Facebook Live. The Facebook feed will include graphics and multiple camera angles.
Here is how to join:
Participants may also join the Zoom meeting by dialing (312) 626-6799 and using the following information:
Meeting ID: 925 9523 0790
Passcode: 453802
Viewers may switch between the two platforms at any time, and the Facebook broadcast will include a link to the Zoom session during the public comment portion of the meeting.
At about 10 a.m., Amy Hoffman of Palmer Energy is to discuss the county’s electric aggregation program.
Hoffman visited the commissioners in December for an update, as the county joined nine other counties and Palmer in a Request for Proposals for the program that is up for renewal in May 2022.
The program saves counties money on energy costs by using the power of group buying.
Hoffman said last year that the electric and gas markets have both seen price increases, and although the last couple of contracts through the program have seen the county save money each year, this year’s proposals had higher rates. These rates could change, as the company does a rate refresh before the deal becomes official.
Hoffman is expected to continue this discussion on Thursday with the board.
At about 10:30 a.m., the commissioners are expected meet with Seneca County Opportunity Center personnel as March is Developmental Disabilities Awareness Month.
The board is expected to approve a proclamation recognizing the month and will also learn about activities and events that are planned.
At 11 a.m., Seneca County Health Commissioner Anne Goon and Mental Health and Recovery Services Board of Seneca, Ottawa, Sandusky and Wyandot Counties Executive Director Mircea Handru are slated to speak to the commissioners.
At about 11:30 a.m., the commissioners plan to continue prioritization and discussions centering around short- and long-term capital improvement projects. This discussion also is to include consideration of how federal American Rescue Plan Act funds are to be used.
During new business, the board is to consider:
• Supplemental appropriations totaling $155,330 to the Community Development Block Grant.
• Supplemental appropriations totaling $67,452 to the Fiscal Year 2020 COSSAP Comprehensive Opioid Abuse Program
• Two supplemental appropriations to the General Fund of $25,000 (Transfers Out) and $45,000 (Contract Services).
• A $25,000 fund transfer from the General Fund to the Victims of Crime Act Grant Fund.
• Setting time, date and place to receive sealed bids for the 2022 Chip Seal Project.
• Authorizing the 2022 Wellness Extra Incentive premium differentials for 2023 discount.
• An agreement with the city of Tiffin for post-construction inspection and maintenance of storm water BMPs.
• An agreement with Modern Office Methods, Inc. on behalf of the sheriff’s office.