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B-C-S finance panel re-established
Tim Coffman, the treasurer of the Benton-Carroll-Salem School District, has re-established the district's finance committee to review issues that affect the district’s financial condition and provide a means to keep the public informed about funding of public education.

The committee met Jan. 30 and members plan to meet quarterly.

Coffman said he can see the committee becoming an “invaluable” resource to his office and the community.

“The business and real world experience that these members bring to the table can only help to further guide our district in the right direction financially,” he said

Other members are Arlyn Bensch, Heather Dewitz, Dave Franck, Kendra German, John Hermes, Guy Parmigian, Steve Rhodes, Jim Ridener, Curt Riechman, Sue Segaard, Doug Slagle, Erin St. Bonore-Flower, and Keith Thorbahn.

Parmigian is the district’s superintendent and Dewitz and Rhodes are members of the school board.

Carter named board president
James Carter has been selected by his peers to serve as president of the Wood County Board of Commissioners for 2013 and Doris Herringshaw, who was recently appointed to the board, will serve as vice-president.

The board will continue conducting regular meetings on Tuesday and Thursday mornings with an open forum on regular meeting days following regular business.

Town hall meetings will also be scheduled throughout the county.

Carter will serve on the Toledo Metropolitan Area Council of Governments Board of Trustees, Community Corrections Board, Investment Advisory Committee, Financial Report Review Committee, Family & Children’s First Council, Records Commission, and Solid Waste Policy Committee.  

He also serves on the Agriculture and Rural Affairs Committee for the County Commissioners’ Association of Ohio.

Herringshaw will serve on the county’s Automatic Data Processing Board, Investment Advisory Committee, and Ohio State University Extension Service Advisory Committee.  Her other committee assignments include the TMACOG Air Quality Committee and Portage River Basin Council. She was also named as an alternate on the TMACOG Board of Trustees along with W. David Steiner, Planning Commission Director.

Commissioner Herringshaw will also serve on the Erie Basin Resource Conservation and Development Council.

Commissioner Joel Kuhlman was selected to serve on the county’s board of revisions, Courthouse Buildings and Grounds Committee, Court Security Advisory Committee, and Local Emergency Planning Committee (LEPC).

He will also serve on the TMACOG Freight Committee and Transportation Council and will be an alternate on the TMACOG Board of Trustees.

Ditch petition
The Ottawa County Board of Commissioners have agreed to review a petition request for Held Ditch on April 9 and hold a public hearing June 4 at 6:30 p.m. at the Elmore Fire Station conference room.

Commissioner Jim Sass said the board will tour the ditch as part of the April review, which will include an analysis by the county engineer.

The petition process will ultimately determine which property owners in the ditch’s drainage area would benefit from the ditch being included in the county improvement and maintenance program, he said. The property owners would be assessed for the service.

Board sets interviews
The Lake school board has reviewed letters of interest from persons seeking a vacant seat on the board and selected three for interviews, which will be held Feb. 13.

The seat of Eric Hirzel is vacant. Hirzel announced recently he’s moving from the district.



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