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Commissioners share 2019 ‘Year in Review’ for Seneca County

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From left: Commissioners Shayne Thomas, Mike Kerschner, Anthony Paradiso (Photo Submitted)

TIFFIN — The Seneca County Board of Commissioners spent time Thursday evening reflecting on the accomplishments and themes of 2019 and looked ahead to the rest of 2020.

Seneca County Public Relations Coordinator Jimmy Flint worked with the commissioners to give a PowerPoint presentation to those in attendance.

The presentation represents a written report Flint has prepared as a recap of last year. This report includes many quotes from each commissioner, giving their perspective on events that occurred last year.

The report touches on eight major themes that defined 2019, including fiscal responsibility, personnel changes, infrastructure upgrades, a renewed commitment to economic development and continuing to promote transparency and accessibility. At the end of the report, the commissioners also discussed what to expect for 2020.

This portion of the report included a discussion about the “Three C’s” — which are continuity, collaboration and communication. The continuity theme was mentioned because the proper people and systems are in place, making it so the commissioners do not need to reinvent the wheel. Collaboration is mentioned because although the board may not be able to make direct policy decisions to effect change, it can work with community partners to find solutions to issues in the county.

The communication aspect is a function of the commissioners to act as a bridge between institutions, agencies and people to make positive change occur.

During new business, the board approved:

  • A $15,000 supplemental appropriation to the Ditch Maintenance Fund for equipment.
  • A $21,692.68 supplemental appropriation to the Capital Improvement Fund in the transfers out line (Seneca County Opportunity Center).
  • Authorizing the disposal of unneeded, obsolete or unfit county-owned property, two-2017 John Deere tractors on behalf of the engineer’s office.

View the 2019 year in review from the Board of Commissioners below:

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