At the November 22, 2017 meeting of the Clark County Commissioners, the commissioners approved payments to US Bank Trust, NA for over $1.6 million for various bond issues that support county services to the community including retirement funds, utilities, the Board of Development Disabilities and Human Services. Commissioner Lowell McGlothin said, “It is always good to see us settling debt.”

In addition, for the County Administrator, they authorized a contract with Voya Financial for Health Insurance for reinsurance. The contract is effective January 1, 2018.

For the Prosecutor’s Office, the commissioners accepted a grant from the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Correction, Division of Parole and Community Services and Bureau of Community Sanctions for $153,468 for diversion programs and services effective December 1, 2017 through April 30, 2019.

For the Deputy Engineer, the commissioners amended two contracts. The first amendment increased the contract with A& B Asphalt Corporation for the 2017 Roadway Resurfacing Project to reflect the actual quantities used in the project. They also extended the contract with Capital Electric Line Builders, Inc. for one year for traffic signal and sign flasher maintenance the contract is not effective through December 31, 2018.

In regular business, Commissioner Richard Lohnes reported that the county saw a 8% decrease in sales tax revenue as a result of the Medicaid Tax Changes. County Administrator Jennifer Hutchinson has asked all the departments to decrease their budgets by 3% for next year to compensate for the decreased revenues.

The next meeting of the Clark County Commissioners is scheduled for 8:30 a.m. on November 29, 2017 in the Commissioners Conference Room at 50 E Columbia Street. In addition, the commissioners will hold a public hearing on the Combined 911 Assessment at 6:00 p.m. on November 29, 2017 at the Springview Government Center at 3130 E Main Street. The public is encouraged to attend.