At the October 12, 2016 meeting of the Clark County Commissioners, the commissioners approved the 2018 Clark County Wellness Program. The program provides county employees and officials a reduction in their health insurance premium in 2018 as long as they complete the required annual preventative care visits and biometric screening. In addition, employees can earn points based on their health insurance plan by participating in various other programs including dietary/disease management, fitness, lifestyle and other activities throughout the year. In order to qualify for the premium reduction, a single employee must accrue 100 points, an employee who has the employee plus one plan must accrue 125 points and an employee with a family plan must accrue 150 points. In order to participate, employees must notify the Marsh McLennan Agency by August 15, 2017.

In addition, the commissioners authorized the Clark County Recorder to issue Veterans ID Cards at a cost of $2.00 per card. The fee may be waived at the discretion of the County Recorder. The commissioners also approved the purchase of camera equipment and supplies for the project at a cost not to exceed $5,000. According to Commissioner Richard Lohnes, the card will allow veterans to receive a 10% discount at certain retail outlets. He said, “The card is necessary for veterans who have served a tour of duty but did not retire or were not released from services as a result of a disability. They have an indicator or their driver’s license, but most establishments do not recognize this as a valid veteran’s identification.”

For the Department of Job and Family Services (DJFS), the commissioners authorized a contract with 3n1 Professional Tree Services, LLC for $18,950 to remove 19 trees, including stumps on the Children’s Home Campus. The trees being removed are primarily ash trees affected by the Emerald Ash Bore. The contract is effective October 12, 2016 through January 10, 2017.

The commissioners also increased the contract with Developmental Disability of Clark County by $39,000 and extended the contract through June 30, 2017 for DJFS.

In addition, the commissioners acknowledged and rejected a bid from Arcon Builders for the Phase 2-Exterior Improvements Project for the DJFS Facility. The $535, 0000 bid exceeded the estimated cost for the project by more than 10%. The cost estimate was $403,881.24. The grant, which would have funded the project, has been extended and the project will be rebid in the spring.

For the Clark County Community and Economic Development, the commissioners accepted a grand from the Ohio Development Service Agency for $463,500 for CDBC Allocation Funding and Critical Infrastructure. The grant will cover street improvements for Joseph Drive in Enon, Prentice Drive in New Carlisle and London Road in Madison Township. It will also cover improvements to the community center in Enon and Administration, Fair Housing and Planning improvements for Mad River Township.

In Planning and Zoning, the commissioners approved a request from Timothy and Stella Sergent in Bethel Township to rezone a 1.0-acre parcel at 95 S Tecumseh Road from B-2 Community Business to R-1 Rural Residence. In addition, they approved the rezoning of 0.35 acres at 0 S Tecumseh Road from B-3 General Business to R-1 Rural Residence. The approval was given under the condition that the two adjacent properties be combined. According to Alan Neimayer, “The Sergents have already made to request to combine the two parcels.”

In addition, the commissioners approved an expedited Type 1 Annexation Petition for 20.191 acres at 3000 E Main Street in Springfield Township to the City of Springfield.

In regular business, the commissioners approved rescheduling the Clark County Commissioner meeting scheduled for Wednesday, December 28, 2016 to Thursday, December 29, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. in the Commissioners Conference Room because of the Christmas Holiday.

The next meeting of the Clark County Commissioners is scheduled for October 19, 2016 at 8:3- a.m. in the Commissioners Conference Room.

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