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Seneca Co. Commissioners to receive qualifications on possible money-saving energy program

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From left: Commissioners Mike Kerschner, Shayne Thomas, Anthony Paradiso

Tiffin, Ohio — The Seneca County Board of Commissioners is to meet at 10 a.m. Thursday via Zoom video conferencing software.

At about 10 a.m., the commissioners are to open qualifications in response to a Request for Qualifications related to an energy efficiency program.

The commissioners say the program would improve the efficiency of county equipment while also saving money in the long term. The city of Fremont recently started a similar program.

During old business, the commissioners are expecting to continue their discussion on the Seneca County  Museum.

Last week, Commissioner Tony Paradiso brought forward a compromise option that relies on cooperation and teamwork between the county, the Seneca County Historical Society, and the Barnes Deinzer Museum Foundation.

Last week, the commissioners appeared to react positively to the plan and directed Paradiso to speak with members of the foundation and the historical society to see if it was agreeable to both sides.

In other business, the board is to discuss the Martin Luther King Jr. Day Committee.

The MLK Jr. Day  Committee is full of leaders from across the community, including representatives from Heidelberg and Tiffin University. The group sponsors events annually to honor King Jr. and to celebrate and promote  racial equality in the community.

Reverend Paul Stark, from Heidelberg, and other members from the committee are expected to address the board Thursday.

During new business, the commissioners are to consider:

  • A $465,000 supplemental appropriation to the Children Services Fund for Assistance.
  • A $1,000 supplemental appropriation to the Juvenile Program Services Fund for supplies.
  • A $1,500 supplemental appropriation to the Special Projects Fund for mediation.
  • A $1,984,000 supplemental appropriation to the Coronavirus Relief Distribution Fund,
  • A $52,799.41 supplemental appropriation to the Victims of Crime Act Fund.
  • A $10,175, a $5,600 and a $720 reduction to the Victims of Crime Act Fund. The reductions are occurring because a new grant year has begun.
  • An addendum to the agreement regarding sanitary sewers with the city of Tiffin.

The commissioners are encouraging residents to join them in the online meeting through the application Zoom, in light of the COVID-19 pandemic. To maintain maximum accessibility, the meeting will be recorded, archived and streamed live through Zoom. Residents can join the meeting by computer or  mobile device at the following link:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/92595230790?pwd=c0d1cVJ0MVY4RXUwSERweXo4SnE2QT09.

Please note that this link and the following information has changed from previous meetings. Residents also can download the Zoom meeting app and join with meeting ID 925 9523 0790. The  passcode for the meeting is 453802.

Those who would rather call in and listen to the audio of the meeting can dial (646) 558-8656 and use the  meeting ID and then enter the passcode.

The meeting also is to be streamed on Facebook Live on the Seneca County Commissioners page.

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