DD board updated on money

Seneca County Board of Developmental Disabilities members met Tuesday afternoon to conduct unfinished business because the last meeting did not reach a quorum.

Business manager Dick Williams reviewed the financials for the next several years. With costs continuing to rise, he said, the board used an additional $1,271,030 of last year’s carryover, leaving it ending the fiscal year 2014 with $3,471,074.

Looking ahead, Williams said the

carryover for 2015 is projected to decrease to $805,557.

Board members then voted to approve the 2015 tax budget, as recommended by the finance committee.

The board also considered an Eagle Scout project proposal from Life Scout Ben Kleinfelter with Troop 450 in Fostoria. Kleinfelter has assisted with Special Olympics in the past and was interested in a project to benefit the Opportunity Center.

Superintendent Lew Hurst noted the center was in need of a new podium for graduation ceremonies. Kleinfelter agreed to design and build one, plus a scorekeepers’ table.

Board members granted that approval and now Kleinfelter is to present the project to the scout council with the hope to complete the project over the summer.

Other board action included:

Approved Hurst attending the Superintendent Executive Committee Conference Aug. 6-8 at Mohican State Park in Perrysville.

Approved the employment contracts for Natasha Hiser-Purkey, director of service and support administration, and Patrick Del Turco, investigative agent.

Revised a policy on school wellness with Ohio Department of Education changes to the school lunch program

Approved the sale of a Northland Homes and Properties home at 247 Sycamore St., Fostoria, that no longer meets individuals’ needs served by the board. The original deed filed in 2010 stipulated the house was to be used for developmental disabled individuals for three years.

The board is scheduled to meet at 5 p.m. Aug. 12 at the Fostoria Early Childhood and Family Center.