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Warren County Commissioners Public Meeting

January 25 12:00 p.m.

Jackson Courtroom

Commissioner Cindy Morrison called the meeting of the Warren County Commissioners to order with Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin and Commissioner Jeff Eggleston present.

Staff Present: Pam Matve, Chief Clerk, Fiscal Director Judith Albaugh, Phil Gilbert, Lori Bimber, Ed Burris, District Attorney Robert Greene, and Todd Lake

Citizens Present: Joshua Cotton (WTO), Deborah Haines, and John Able

Public Hearing:

 

Old Business:

New Business:

Approval of Minutes: Motion was made by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston, seconded by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin to approve the minutes from January 11, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Fiscal Report: Fiscal Director Judith Albaugh stated there was cash on hand of $1,594,756.00 and in the Erie bank account a balance of $744,244.00. Accounts payable for this week is $260,343.00.

Motion was made by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the fiscal report as presented. Motion carried unanimously.

Appointment to the Warren County Warren County Redevelopment Authority: Motion was made by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the reappointment of Carl Strand to the Warren County Redevelopment Authority for a five year term beginning January 1, 2017. Motion carried unanimously.

Agreement with Drescher & Malecki: Commissioner Cindy Morrison explained that Drescher and Malecki are the independent outside auditing firm for the county. This agreement is to do the 2016 audit and the cost will not exceed $40,000.00.

Motion was made by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the agreement with Drescher & Malecki to do the 2016 audit.

Commissioner Jeff Eggleston asked Judy if part of the agreement was to provide comment on our deficiencies and to complete the audit in a timely fashion. Commissioner Cindy Morrison stated that the dates are in the agreement as to when the audit will be completed. Fiscal Director Judith Albaugh stated that due to issues with their staff and it being my first full year, it we were late in getting it filed with the State. Fiscal Director Judith Albaugh stated that she does not for see any issues for the 2016 audit.

After no further discussion the question was called on the above motion, and the motion carried unanimously.

Resolution #3080 Nonpayment of Liquid Fuels for 2015: Commissioner Cindy Morrison read the resolution and Pam Matve explained why this was needing to be passed.

Motion was made by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston, seconded by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin to approve Resolution #3080 Nonpayment of Liquid Fuels for 2015 for Clarendon Borough in the amount of $550.00. Motion carried unanimously.

Agreements with Election IQ: Commissioner Cindy Morrison stated that election IQ provides election support on Election Day for both primary and general elections, along with technical support when needed. Commissioner Cindy Morrison continued to state that Lisa Rivett attended the work session to review these quotes, and there is another company out there, but the cost to the county would be higher.

Motion was made by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to approve the agreements with Election IQ for election support for 2017 in the primary and general elections at a rate of $5,250.00 and $4,002.00 respectively. Motion carried unanimously.

Reappointment(s) to the Warren County Conservation District Board: Motion was made by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston, seconded by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin to approve the reappointment of Larry Upton, Farmer Director, and David Miller to four year terms and Commissioner Cindy Morrison as the Commissioner on the board for a one year term. Motion carried unanimously.

Human Services:

Children & Youth:

Public Comment/Concern:

John Able of North Warren voiced his concerns about an oil well that is being drilled in North Warren. While this company has gotten the permits from DEP, there is concern that the ordinances of the township are not being followed. This well is very close to a school bus stop, and the platform is acted as a dam in the latest flood we had. There are orphan wells up stream that the DEP believes is causing an oil sheen on the water. Rumor has it that they are going to frack this well and it could cause some environmental and health issues with the orphan wells around.

Commissioner Cindy Morrison stated that the commissioners were willing to attend any meetings that there may be as long as they are aware.

Adjournment: Motion was made by Commissioner Benjamin Kafferlin, seconded by Commissioner Jeff Eggleston to adjourn the meeting. Motion carried unanimously.

Meeting adjourned 12:23 p.m.

Respectfully submitted,                                                                     Approved:

Pamela J. Matve                                                                                  Jeff Eggleston, Secretary

Chief Clerk                                                                                           Warren County Commissioner