Meeting Release

Pre-meeting release for 6/11 session

Commissioners to hear from Tiffin Columbian Science Fair standout

Tiffin Columbian students Corbin Hite (sitting from left) and Jorie Fawcett pose for a photo after discussing their Science Fair projects with the commissioners in 2019.

[Tiffin, OH June 9, 2020] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday for a digital board session.
The commissioners are encouraging residents to join them in the online meeting through the application Zoom, in light of the state’s Stay at Home Order that went into effect in March.
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.
For those who would rather call in and listen to the audio of the meeting while it’s occurring, they can dial (646) 558-8656 and use the meeting ID.
The session also will be streamed live on the Seneca County Commissioners Facebook page.
At about 10 a.m., 2020 Tiffin Columbian High School graduate Corbin Hite is to visit with the commissioners to discuss his Science Fair project.
Hite, who also visited the commissioners last year to discuss his exceptional project, was declared a finalist for the International Science and Engineering fair at the Marion Area Science and Engineering Fair. Each year, about 1,800 projects across more than 80 countries are selected to compete. Hite is the first Columbian student to be named a finalist.
Unfortunately, the fair originally planned to be held in Anaheim, California for a week in May, has been canceled.
Hite also received the District 12th-Grade Award and the District Chemistry Award. He will discuss his project with the board and talk about his future plans.
In other business, Joe Sokol of ABM Industries is to make a presentation to the commissioners about a way to increase energy efficiency and save money on utility costs.
Also during the meeting, the commissioners are to discuss federal CARES Act funding. The act was signed into law by the president on March 27. After this, the Ohio General Assembly approved Senate Bill 310 which establishes a process through for distributing funds CARES Act funds, which are to be used by local governments to pay for COVID-19-related costs.
A requirement of SB 310 is for local governments to approve a resolution affirming that CARES Act money will be used only to cover costs related to the health crisis. The board is to consider a resolution stating this.

In new business, the commissioners are to consider:
* A $14,321 supplemental appropriation to the Juvenile Program and Services Fund for equipment.
* A $5,466.28 supplemental appropriation to the Wolf Creek Ditch Project Fund for other expenses.
* A $57,906.91 supplemental appropriation to the General Fund for a contracted service.
* An agreement with Smith Paving and Excavating for the Village of Bloomville Sidewalk Replacement Project to be paid with Community Development Block Grant funds.
* The disposal of unneeded, obsolete or unfit county-owned property: a 2003 Dodge Durango, a 2007 Dodge Caravan, a 2010 Ford Crown Civ and a 2011 Ford Crown Vic on behalf of the Seneca County Sheriff’s Office.