Williams County Board Waives Waiting Period For Insurance For Elected Officials

The Williams Board of County Commissioners met briefly Monday afternoon Nov. 28 following the cancellation of its morning session.

The board had to cancel the 9 a.m. session due to one commissioner having requested the day off and another called away for a family emergency. The board met at noon when Lewis Hilkert arrived from his day off.

The board paid bills, approved minutes, received the Dog Warden’s report for August-October and passed a few minor resolutions.

The board approved immediate insurance coverage through CEBCO for new commissioner Terry Rummel. His coverage will begin Jan. 3, 2017, with the typical waiting period waived. That resolution was rescinded Dec. 1 due to new language.

The new resolution alters the language to waive the waiting period for all local elected officials. The change came after discussions with Senior Benefit Specialist Melissa Bodey. The change took immediate effect.

The board approved a rental agreement between the county and Jobs and Family Services for 212 square feet of office space at 1425 E. High St. The lease runs from Dec. 1 through Dec. 21, 2017.

The dog pound report from Pam Welch:
Aug. – Sept. – Oct.
Dogs picked up – 15 – 11 – 15
Surrendered – 0 – 1 – 0
Reclaimed – 7 – 4 – 10
Sold/rescued – 4 – 7 – 7
Destroyed – 1 – 0 – 0
Fees collected – $395 – $295 – $370

At the Dec. 1 meeting the board approved:

Hiring Velma S. Osburn as an Eligibility Referral Specialist 2 at the Jobs and Family Services department. She was scheduled to start Nov. 30.

Accepted a letter from Prosecuting Attorney Katherine J. Zartman stating she would not be engaged in private practice of law during the term beginning Jan. 2, 2017.

Selected two quotes for work at the Common Pleas Court.

The first was $2,500 from Home Sweet Home to paint the Magistrate’s Chamber and Courtroom 2. Other quotes came from Elegant Finishes ($14,244) and Joe Posey ($1,960).

The second quote was for carpeting for the Magistrate’s Chamber, Courtroom 2, Judge’s Chamber and Assign Comm Office for $5,155.14 from Carpet Wholesale. Partee’s quoted $8,380.70.

Accepted the resignation of Paul Vargo as a part-time driver home delivery for the Bryan Senior Center. His retirement is effective Dec. 30, 2016.

Accepted a Goods and Services contract with Perry Pro Tech for a virtual infrastructure replacement not to exceed $200,772.97. The contract was recommended by IT Supervisor Jeremy Suffel.

Approved an LPA Bridge Loan Rating agreement between Engineer Todd Roth and the Ohio Department of Transportation for $2,640. Fifty percent will be reimbursed from CEAO (County Engineers Association of Ohio).

Approved an agreement between Williams County Recorder Patti Rockey and ACS Xerox to grant permission to sell images to Black Knight Real Estate Data Solutions. ACS will pull image and send to Black Knight and will split the monthly revenue with the county. The agreement runs from Jan. 1 through Dec. 31, 2017.

Accepted the resignation of Roger Walters from the Maintenance Department and hired Peter Coolman as a full-time assistant custodian.

James Pruitt may be reached at publisher@thevillagereporter.com

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