Remarking that “most trains run fast,” county commissioner David Daniels quickly executed the first official act of the new year by moving that fellow commissioners Jeff Duncan and Terry Britton remain in their positions as chairman and vice chairman of the board in Monday’s brief organizational meeting.
On the agenda were seven procedural resolutions to guide the commissioners in the upcoming year, which included:
• The re-hiring of county employees.
• Appointing the Community Development Block Grant complaint procedure committee.
• Establishing that meeting days for 2021 will remain on Wednesdays at 9 a.m.
• Confirming the commissioners as board members for the year.
• Designation of a County Commissioners Association of Ohio office representative and alternate.
• Approval of travel for the commissioners to meetings.
• Establishment of rules governing public comment for meetings, both regular and special.
Since public comment is always welcomed by the board of commissioners, clerk Mary Remsing supplied The Times-Gazette with the guidelines for those who would have an interest or concern in the business of the county being conducted every Wednesday morning.
Resolution No. 21-06 states that comments will be entertained on topics and business items that have been discussed at that day’s meeting, with five minutes being allotted to those who wish to speak to the board on other topics.
The resolution further stated that information on the topic in question will need to be presented to the clerk of the board by noon the day preceding the meeting, and that all other comments and discussions regarding county business, but not relevant to the current meeting, would be welcomed by the commissioners individually after the meeting was adjourned.
The commissioners will conduct their first business meeting of the year Wednesday at 9 a.m. in their offices on the second floor of the Highland County Administration Building.
Reach Tim Colliver at 937-402-2571.