Pre-meeting release for 6/27 session

Commissioners to hear from county museum and ODOT Thursday

[Tiffin, OH June 25, 2019] – The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday for a regular meeting at its office, 111 Madison St.
Seneca County Museum Director Tonia Hoffert will open the meeting with a quarterly report about the museum. The report will update the commissioners on past and upcoming events at the museum. Hoffert also will discuss statistics related to museum attendance.
After Hoffert’s report, representatives from the Ohio Department of Transportation will present an annual report. The ODOT report will include information about road and bridge projects that were completed last year while also giving information about projects ongoing or to be completed this summer.
At 11 a.m., the commissioners will have a conference call with the Crawford County Commissioners for a joint ditch hearing.
Also during the meeting, the commissioners are expected to give an update on efforts to assist area farmers who have been negatively affected by wet weather.
It is possible that the US Department of Agriculture could declare the situation in Seneca County as a disaster, making a larger pool of money available for affected farmers.
Ohio’s members of Congress released a letter last week asking the USDA to approve a disaster declaration statewide.
According to information gathered last week from the Ohio Farm Bureau, the latest crop progress numbers for Ohio show only half of the state’s corn planted and just over 30% of soybeans sowed.

During resolutions, the board is to consider:
* A $500,000 supplemental appropriation to the Children Services Fund for assistance.
* A $10,750 supplemental appropriation to the Delinquent Care and Custody Grant Fund for equipment.
* Establishing the Renewable Energy Agency Fund.
* Placing the Wolf Creek Petition Ditch on permanent maintenance.
* Authorizing County Administrator Stacy Wilson to sign utility and driveway permits.

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