Turner to fill vacant County Recorder seat until taking office

| December 5, 2012

COSHOCTON – The Coshocton County Commissioners met today, Dec. 5 for their bi-weekly meeting. During the meeting, Melinda Fehrman of the Job and Family Services spoke about employee salaries and a wellness and benefit plan for classified staff members.

Fehrman reported that the Job and Family Services agency could afford a two percent per year increase in salary. Their mission with this salary increase is to be competitive with other Job and Family Service salaries in the state and also acknowledge the work of their staff. The salary increase would be $0.30 an hour in 2013 with a total average increase of 1.7 percent. Over the next four years, there would be an increase of $1.63.

Fehrman also proposed that the Job and Family Services implement a wellness benefit program as a way to reduce sick leave. Fehrman said they had three staff members who did not take any sick leave so far this year. For 2013, she would like to reward the staff who do not take any sick days, on a quarterly basis. Classified staff members would receive $25 for the first quarter with no sick days, $50 the second quarter, $75 third quarter, and $100 for the fourth quarter, with an option of making $250 that year.

Fehrman proposed a four-year study of the program to see its effect on employee sick days. She has studied this program in other counties and said it seems to be working. Classified staff at Job and Family Services have 15 days per year for sick leave.

Commissioners will review the salary increase at their Monday, Dec. 10 meeting, but they have concerns about the wellness benefit program. While they are not against the idea, they do not want to implement a new benefit program in one county agency and not include others. There was no other action taken on the wellness program at this time.

Susan Turner will be filling in for David Dilly, who will be retiring from Coshocton County Recorder effective Dec. 31. Turner will be filling the vacant seat beginning Jan. 1, 2013 until she takes office on Jan. 7, 2013.

Other discussions at the meeting included:

–          A motion to approve the minutes of the previous meeting as presented was approved

–          A motion to accept Mr. Dave Dilly’s letter of retirement effective Dec. 31, 2012 at 11:59 p.m. was approved

–          A motion to appoint Mrs. Susan Turner to fill the vacant seat of Coshocton County Recorder effective at midnight Jan. 1, 2013 until she takes office at midnight on Jan. 7, 2013 was approved.

–          The dog warden’s report for the week ending Dec. 3 with five dogs picked up by the warden, three dogs brought in as strays, seven dogs destroyed, six citations issues, 17 calls handled, seven dog licenses sold, two late fees paid, one dog sold, three dogs redeemed, one dog per owner surrender for a total of $193 in fees collected.

–          The Monthly Pay-In Report for the month of November 2012 from Mrs. Janet Mosier, Clerk of Courts, was reviewed.

–          A motion to approve the following Then and Now Certificates which have been certified by the County Auditor were approved. See link: Then and Now Certificates

–          A motion to sign the Water Pollution Control Loan Fund/ARRA Full Principal Forgiveness Final Report for the Pearl/Fresno Sanitary Sewer System was approved.

–          A motion to sign the State of Ohio Office of Community Development Request for Payment and Status of Funds Report for grant B-C-11-1AP-1 in the amount of $25,390.00 as requested by Mrs. Robin Schonauer, budget director, was approved.

–          Received the Monthly Mortgage Report for the month of November 2012 from Mr. David Dilly, Coshocton County Recorder.

–          A motion to approve the following Transfers/Additionals/Reductions which have been certified by the County Auditor was approved. See link: Transfers and Additionals

–          A motion to sign Resolution 2012-63 to accept the repayment of the advance from the Jail Diversion (PSI) grand fund was approved.

Category: Government

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I have been employed at the Coshocton County Beacon since September 2009 as a news reporter and assistant graphic artist. I am a 2004 graduate of Newcomerstown High School and a 2008 graduate of Capital University with a bachelor’s degree in Professional Writing. I am married to John Scott and live in Newcomerstown. We have two beautiful daughters, Amelia Grace Scott and Leanna Rose Scott.

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