Fulton County Commissioners Select Jeff Rupp As New President

Fulton County’s Board of Commissioners has a new president.

The three-member board selected Jeff Rupp to be its president and Bill Rufenacht as vice president in an organizational meeting Jan. 10. The commissioners also divvied up committee assignments before getting down to the business of governing.

The Fulton County Dog Warden closed out 2016 with a busy week.

The weekly report for Dec. 25-31 showed the office had one dog brought in, picked six strays and had four dogs redeemed. The office collected $80 in redemption fees and $80 in board fees.

The office euthanized one dog for $50 and sold $60 in licenses. Two animals were destroyed. The kennel had no dogs at the 7:30 a.m. count on Christmas Day or New Year’s Eve.

New commissioner Jon Rupp was approved for a Master Card with a $2,000 limit.

The county will apply for a grant to help pay for implementation of the litter and tire amnesty collection and disposal events.

The commissioners will meet at 9 a.m. Tuesdays and Thursdays, unless otherwise specified for 2017. County offices will be closed on all federal holidays and in addition, at noon April 14 and Nov. 24.

Michael Horst was appointed as Fulton County’s apirary inspector for 2017.

Commissioners approved the release of of funds from marriage license fees, dissolution and divorce filings to the House of Ruth shelter to help Fulton County victims of domestic violence.

The board approved a contract between the Senior Center and Janna Mennetti for services as a dietician for $34 per hour. Her job will be to develop menus for the center.

The board authorized the office of the Dog Warden to enter the communities of Wauseon, Archbold, Delta, Fayette, Lyons, Metamora and Swanson to enforce animal control laws.

The board approved a contract between the Fulton County Jobs and Family Services and several agencies for housing and caring for dependent children through Dec. 31.

Belmont Pines Hospital, Youngstown, $50,000.
National Youth Advocate Program, Columbus, $25,000.
Community Teaching Homes, Holland, Ohio, $100,000.
The Village Network, Wooster, $50,000.
Adriel School, West Liberty, $150,000.

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