Defiance County commissioners toured the county’s increasing children’s dwelling and also received a tax update for the duration of their Thursday meeting.

Media was excluded from the tour because of to what county officials explained as “security” reasons. The household is a safe facility due to the fact kids who are living there temporarily are generally eliminated from troubled houses by court order.

Commissioners went into government session to undertake the tour of the dwelling on Evansport Road — not far from Evergreen Lane Office Complex — to look at progress on increasing the residence.

A foster household is dwelling in the facility presently, but an enlargement is underway to supply additional space for a lot more young children.

“I imagine it is coming together properly,” Commissioner Ryan Mack instructed The Crescent-News Thursday afternoon. “It’s heading to be a excellent benefit at the time accomplished.”

Commissioners aren’t absolutely sure when the operate will be accomplished.

“There’s however finishing up,” stated Commissioner Mick Pocratsky, introducing that “some hardware” features and painting is however necessary.

In another matter, commissioners met with Defiance County Treasurer Vickie Myers for her month to month update.

She famous that the county’s property tax delinquency is $10,992,213, with Rover Pipeline dependable for $10,235,589. Devoid of that, the county’s delinquency level is 1.28%, she noted.

Rover, which mounted massive pipes by means of northwest Ohio to take organic gas from jap Ohio and over and above to current market, is contesting its Defiance County home tax stress.

“When those values arrived out they imagined people values have been too superior, so they submitted a criticism (with the Ohio Department Taxation) for the valuation and what they believed it should be,” Myers instructed The Crescent-Information. “So, they paid the quantity of taxes that they assumed it should be.”

In accordance to Myers, Rover missing its scenario with the division of taxation in Columbus, but has appealed the determination, which continues to be pending.

The county most lately billed Defiance County property proprietors for $59,243,591 masking around 27,000 land parcels. Taxes gathered by the treasurer’s office are dispersed to people political subdivisions — these kinds of as educational facilities and townships — which use them for operating income.

To day, Rover has compensated $10,563,458 in Defiance County property taxes, according Myers.

As for other delinquent house homeowners in the county, they ended up despatched letters providing them right up until Oct. 7 to pay their tax obligation. If they do no comply, their names will be published in the newspaper, Myers mentioned.

In other business Thursday, commissioners:

• satisfied with Anne Spence, a regional director of the Ohio Attorney General’s Office environment. They reviewed a wide variety of subject areas, which include the pending OneOhio opioid settlement in which area governmental entities would receive funds as element of a comprehensive authorized settlement with a few organizations about opioid-relevant promises. Other dialogue topics bundled robocalls, human trafficking, regulation enforcement schooling and a new stolen gun database.

• gained a quarterly update from Defiance County DD Board Superintendent Tim Bower. He documented that Very good Samaritan School has 53 pupils, but with additional than 30% of young children out unwell, officers followed founded protocol and moved to remote learning. Bower also pointed out the issue of acquiring transportation for adult shoppers and released Travis Hammer, Good Sam School’s new principal.