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					                                     MONDAY, MAY 1, 2006
                               BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                      PICKAWAY COUNTY


       The Pickaway County Board of Commissioners met in Regular Session in their office located at 139
West Franklin Street, Circleville, Ohio on Monday, May 1, 2006, with the following members present: Mrs.
Ula Jean Metzler, Mr. Glenn D. Reeser, and Mr. Jay Wippel
       Mr. Reeser offered the motion, seconded by Mr. Wippel to approve the minutes from the previous
meeting.
       Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Payment of Bills:
        Mr. Reeser offered the motion, seconded by Mr. Wippel to adopt the following Resolution:
        BE IT RESOLVED, that the bills have been found to be properly filed and their respective vouchers
shall be cross-referenced to the approving page dated April 27, 2006, of the Commissioners’ Voucher
Register, and
        BE IT FURTHER RESOLVED, that the Board of Pickaway County Commissioners orders the
Auditor of Pickaway County, Ohio to draw her warrant on this entry in the amount of $453,248.58 on the
County Treasurer to satisfy the same.
        Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Travel Authorizations for
Job & Family Services Approved:

        Travel Authorizations were signed and approved for numerous Job & Family Services employees to
attend various meetings, workshops, and training seminars to be held throughout the month of May 2006, at
the probable cost of $2,475.66.


In the Matter of
Resolution Adopted Opposing
Tax Expenditure Limitation/Taxpayer Bills of Rights:
       Mr. Reeser offered the motion seconded by Mr. Wippel to adopt the following Resolution:

       WHEREAS, there will be a proposed Amendment to the Ohio Constitution (Section 14 of Article
XII) on the statewide November ballot in 2006, commonly referred to as the Tax Expenditure Limitation
(TEL), or the Taxpayer Bill of Rights (TABOR); and
       WHEREAS, the proposed Amendment takes governing authority from elected officials who are
accountable to voters; and
       WHEREAS, the proposed Amendment stunts economic growth and jobs by hampering local
governments’ ability to pay for water and sewer access for a new industrial plant for expanding
communities; and

        WHEREAS, the proposed Amendment prohibits local governments from spending saved resources
for equipment, such as road patrol cars, needed to respond to emergencies and the safety of county residents;
and
        WHEREAS, the proposed Amendment would lead to unnecessary litigation, undermine county
government’s ability to respond to its residents, and increase local spending on elections, in addition to
making the passage of a new school or service levy nearly impossible by requiring a majority of all
registered voters to pass or renew a levy (a majority of voters rarely even vote); and
        WHEREAS the proposed Amendment handcuffs higher education because it applies to all taxes,
licenses, permits, fees and sales, and restricts public colleges and universities from serving their student
populations; and
        WHEREAS, the proposed Amendment constricts healthcare because it applies to all taxes, licenses,
permits, fees and sales, the proposed Amendment could create healthcare rationing as public hospitals are

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restricted from meeting growing patient needs-regardless of the hospital success in generating non-tax
income, then
         THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED that the Pickaway County Board of Commissioners does hereby
pass this Resolution opposing the passage of the Amendment to the Ohio Constitution and encourage voters
in our county to reject the proposal.

      Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Meeting with Ralph Starkey
Regarding Park Property Located on St. Rt. 188:
        Ralph Starkey, an active community member, met with the Commissioners to present and discuss a
proposal for a park facility located on State Route 188. Also present at the meeting was Matt Forte of the
Circleville Herald.
        The park’s property is within the Circleville City limits but will be available for use by all Pickaway
Countians. Mr. Starkey presented the Commissioners with a document, the “Circleville Community Park
Master Plan”. This plan outlines the development of the 72 acres that will provide many family oriented
recreational opportunities to local residents. The projected budget for the park is $6,000,000.00.
        The Noon Rotary has established a Mike Harrison Park Fund through the Pickaway County
Foundation for accepting donations. Mr. Starkey asked the Commissioners to let him know of anyone with a
deep interest in parks that may be able to help with this project.


In the Matter of
Meeting with Price Finley of
Bricker & Eckler LLP:
        Price Finley of Bricker and Eckler LLP met with the Commissioners regarding Tax Increment
Financing (TIF) and conduit financing related to the Cooks Creek development. Also in attendance were
County Auditor Melissa Betz, Economic Development Director Nate Green, Director of the Office of
Development and Planning Terry Frazier, and Matt Forte from the Circleville Herald.
        On the subject of the TIF the Commissioners were interested in knowing when the current note for
the TIF will be converted to bonds, and secondly, how will the increase to the original TIF note be impacted
by the roll over options. Mr. Finley indicated that the TIF note will mature in October 2006, with the options
of converting to long term bonds or extending the notes out for another year. The original TIF note amount
was $970,000.00 with an additional $100,000.00 taken out by the Commissioners to meet additional costs.

Additional decisions needed pertain to approaching a local bank or go out in the market for the bonds, and
whether the bond will be general revenue or general obligation bonds.
        Mr. Finley will work with the Auditor’s Office in nailing down the values of the new properties of
the Crites Road project and estimating what funds should be generated through the payments in lieu of taxes.
The TIF actually begins when property values increase. Then he will be able to provide a better
recommendation to the Commissioners regarding the next step. In regards to the additional $100,000.00
added to the TIF, Mr. Finley recommended that it be included in the roll over decision. Mr. Finley also
indicated that Bricker and Eckler fees will be included in the roll over as they have not been invoiced to date.
         In regards to “conduit funding” as it relates to the county assisting in the convention center
development at Cook’s Creek Golf Course, Mr. Finley indicated that the county could participate by being
the issuer of revenue bonds and that the county could be held harmless and the property could be eligible for
tax exemption. The creation of a Convention Facilities Authority, per Ohio Revised Code Section 351.02,
could be the structure to implement such funding and not put the county behind the “eight ball”.
        Mr. Finley indicated that there were two ways that the facility could receive assistance; 1) the
Commissioners could provide a resolution to divert the bed tax to help with the debt, or 2) the property
owners could request and/or receive a property tax diversion on the whole or part of the property. In respect
to tax diversion through a TIF, it would be the municipality in which the property is located that would take
the lead on this—the Village of South Bloomfield.


In the Matter of
Meeting with Bruce Stevenson
From the Ohio Department of Liquor Control:
       Mr. Stevenson of the Ohio Department of Liquor Control met with the Commissioners to discuss
with them the distribution of liquor licenses in the community. Matt Forte of the Circleville Herald was also
present.

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         Commissioner Reeser started the session by stating that the unavailability of liquor licenses is hurting
the development of new restaurants in our community. Mr. Stevenson began his presentation with
presenting the Commissioners with a packet of information including; a listing of permit class, privilege and
fee structure; statistics on permits issued in Circleville City and Circleville Township; Ohio Revised Code
Sections pertaining to the economic development transfers of permits; information on the Ohio Department
of Liquor Control website; and sections of Substitute House Bill #290 pertaining to liquor permits.
         Mr. Stevenson explained the different classes of permits and how their quotas are determined within
a municipality. Mr. Stevenson provided further information on a D-5i permit that would assist with the
Commissioners issue. This permit can be issued and is not regulated by quotas if the following criteria is
met by the restaurant: it is located in a municipal corporation of one hundred thousand or less; it has inside
seating capacity for at least one hundred and forty persons; it has at least four thousand square feet of floor
area; it offers full-course meals, appetizers, and sandwiches; its receipts from beer and liquor sales,
excluding wine sales do not exceed twenty-five percent of its total gross receipts; and it has one of the
following characteristics –value of its real and personal property exceeds $750,000 or it is located on
property owned or leased by the state or a state agency. Mr. Stevenson indicated that most if not all of the
larger “chain” restaurants employ liquor attorneys who are very familiar with this type of permit.
         The Commissioners also inquired of Mr. Stevenson the process and/or criteria for objecting to a
liquor permit request and upon what ground would the Commissioners object. Mr. Stevenson referred the
Commissioners to information that can be found on the website for more detail as this is not his area of
purview. Although he did indicate that the location, reputation and involvement with local law enforcement
are three key areas that are considered in an objection.
         The Commissioner thanked Mr. Stevenson for his presentation and for the information he provided
on the distribution of liquor permits.


In the Matter of
Adopting a Resolution for
National Nursing Week:
       Health Commissioner Pam Butler and Elaine Miller, County Health Nurse, met with the
commissioners to receive the following resolution:

       WHEREAS, it is the responsibility of the Pickaway County Board of Commissioners to recognize
occasions and people of outstanding significance, contributions, and achievements; and

        WHEREAS, the nearly 2.9 million registered nurses in the United States comprise our nation’s
largest health care profession, and the depth and breadth of the registered nursing profession meets the
different and emerging health care needs of the American population in a wide range of settings, and

        WHEREAS, professional nursing has been demonstrated to be an indispensable component in the
safety and quality of care of hospitalized patients, and the American Nurses Association, as the voice for the
registered nurses of this country, is working to chart a new course for a healthy nation that relies on
increasing delivery of primary and preventive health care, and

       WHEREAS, the demand for registered nursing services will be greater than ever because of the
aging of the American population, the continuing expansion of life-sustaining technology, and the explosive
growth of home health care services, and

      WHEREAS, more qualified registered nurses will be needed in the future to meet the increasingly
complex needs of health care consumers in this community, and

        WHEREAS, the cost-effective, safe and quality health care services provided by registered nurses
will be an ever more important component of the U.S. health care delivery system in the future, then

      THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pickaway County Commissioners, along with the
American Nurses Association, hereby declare the week of May 6-12, 2006, as

                                       NATIONAL NURSES WEEK

in Pickaway County, Ohio, and ask that all residents of this community join us in honoring the registered
nurses who care for all of us and show our appreciation not just during this week, but at every opportunity
throughout the year.

      Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried



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Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Resolution Adopted for
Prayer Day in Pickaway County:

       During business conducted while in session, Mr. Reeser offered the motion seconded by Mrs. Metzler
to adopt the following Resolution:

       WHEREAS, a National Day of Prayer has been a part of our nation’s history since first being
proclaimed by the Continental Congress in 1775, and

        WHEREAS, Pickaway County is home to citizens of many faiths, and prayer has long been a
positive force that unites our citizens and serves as a source of inspiration and hope to countless individuals;
and
        WHEREAS, parents and children are encouraged to strengthen the family by acknowledging our
blessings, express our gratitude, and recognize the continuing need for strong positive values to guide our
county, state, and nation, and

        WHEREAS, Governor Taft and Ohio Officials have declared May 4, 2006, a special day to reflect
on family and church unity, then
        THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pickaway County Board of Commissioners joins
others across the nation and declare May 4, 2006, as:

                           A Day of Prayer throughout Pickaway County, Ohio


      Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Appointing Randall J. Cotner to
The Berger Hospital Board of Governors:
       During business conducted while in session, Mr. Wippel offered the motion seconded by Mr. Reeser
appointing Randall J. Cotner, 7180 Madison Walnut Road, Ashville, Ohio 43103 as Jay Wippel’s
replacement on the Berger Health Systems Board of Governors, effective immediately.
       Mr. Cotner’s term will expire November 11, 2007.
       Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: none. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Signing a Memorandum of Understanding
With the Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority:
        Mrs. Metzler signed on behalf of the Board of Commissioners a Memorandum of Understanding with
the Pickaway Metropolitan Housing Authority for the administration of the Tenant Based Rental Assistance
Program and the Emergency Monthly Housing Payments Program through the County’s FY2005
Community Housing Improvement Program (CHIP).


In the Matter of
Signing a Letter of Understanding
With CompManagement, Inc.:
        Mrs. Metzler signed on behalf of the Board of Commissioners a Letter of Understanding with
CompManagement, Inc. agreeing that CompManagement will arrange for independent attorney oversight
and involvement, on behalf of the Commissioners, during any settlement negotiation process.
        In addition, CompManagement will pay for the services of the independent attorney until such time
as either the Industrial Commission of Ohio issues a clarification of the prior resolution or the Supreme
Court addresses the matter.


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In the Matter of
Amended Certificate Approved for the Board of Elections:
       During business conducted while in session, Mr. Reeser offered the motion seconded by Mr. Wippel
to adopt the following Resolution:
       WHEREAS, the Budget Commission did grant an AMENDED CERTIFICATE in the amount of
$1,045.41 for the HAVA ADA Grant Fund (211), then
       THEREFORE BE IT RESOLVED, that the Pickaway County Board of Commissioners does hereby
appropriate the following sum for expenditure during the fiscal year ending December 31, 2006.

                                  HAVA ADA GRANT FUND – 211
                                           1,045.51

      Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Appropriations of Funds Approved:

       Mr. Reeser offered the motion seconded by Mr. Wippel for the APPROPRIATION of FUNDS to the
following accounts:
                                 $360.00 to 101.1105.5703 Contingencies
                               $1,045.51 to 211.1107.5301 HAVA Supplies
                                $1,045.51 to 211.0000.4595 HAVA Grant
                                 $323.60 to 101.11.5.5703 Contingencies

      Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator


In the Matter of
Approving Transfers and Re-appropriations:
       Mr. Reeser offered the motion seconded by Mr. Wippel for approving the following TRANSFERS &
RE-APPROPRIATIONS:

                   $216.55 from 203.2025.5212 – Road and Bridge PERS @ 16.93%
                                                 to
                          203.2025.5201 – Road and Bridge PERS @ 13.7%

                     $34.00 from 101.1101.5901 - Commissioners Other Expenses
                                                 To
                                  101.1103.5205 – Worker’s Comp

                             $323.60 from 101.1105.5703 – Contingencies
                                                 To
                              101.4003.5435 – Registration of Vital Stats


                              $360.00 from 101.1105.5703 Contingencies
                                                  To
                             101.1223.5406 - Juvenile Court Legal Counsel

      Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator



In the Matter of
Authorizing the Purchase of a Copier

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For the ODC&R Adult Probation Office:
       Mr. Reeser offered a motion seconded by Mr. Wippel to authorize the purchase of a Toshiba copier
through VanDyke Inc. of Chillicothe, Ohio for the Ohio Department of Corrections and Rehabilitation
(ODC&R) Adult Probation Officers working through a contract which the Common Pleas Court has with
ODC&R. The cost of the copier with State Contract Discount is $3,839.00.
       Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser, yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting
No: None. Motion carried.

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator

In the Matter of
Providing an Update on the 2006
General Fund Budget:
       The Commissioners held a 2006 Budget Update for county offices and department beginning at
2:30p.m. on this date. Representatives from the following Pickaway County departments and/or offices were
present: Sheriff’s Department, Emergency Management Agency, Development and Planning Office,
Auditors Office, Soil and Water Conservation District, Job and Family Services, Treasurer’s Office, Brooks-
Yates Center, Dog Shelter, Health Department, Prosecutor’s Office, Clerk of Courts, Veteran’s Services, and
Maintenance Department.
       Commissioner Metzler welcomed all in attendance and indicated that quarterly update meetings are
important for all involved to be aware of the status of the budget and state of the county. The floor was then
turned over to Commissioner Reeser who reviewed first quarter receipts and expenditures, provided
information on the county’s five year capital plan, and reviewed the direction that will be taken in
developing a facilities plan.

In the Matter of
Weekly Dog Warden Report:

       Tim McGreevy, Dog Warden, filed his report for week ending April 29, 2006.
       A total of $130 was reported being collected as follows: $40 in sales of dogs; $0 in redemptions; $90
in donations; $0 in sales of tags; $0 in late tag fee penalties.
       Four (4) dogs and no cats were destroyed.
       No firearms were discharged.


       With there being no further business brought before the Board, Mr. Reeser offered the motion,
seconded by Mrs. Metzler to adjourn. Voting on the motion was as follows: Mrs. Metzler, yes; Mr. Reeser,
yes; Mr. Wippel, yes. Voting No: None. Motion carried.


                                                            Ula Jean Metzler, President
                                                            Glenn D. Reeser, Vice President
                                                            Jay Wippel
                                                            BOARD OF COUNTY COMMISSIONERS
                                                            PICKAWAY COUNTY, OHIO

Attest: Daniel V. Bradhurst, County Administrator




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