During a meeting Tuesday, Seneca County commissioners heard Job and Family Services Assistant Director Bob Anderson talk about a potential new wellness program for county employees.
"We will be looking for employees to provide their email to fill a survey to get feedback on what they're looking for in a wellness plan," he said.
The program has three components- preventative, informative and fitness - Anderson said.
The program would make changes to employees' current Anthem benefits, he said.
Funding is coming from County Employee Benefits Consortium of Ohio, a group formed by the County Commissioners Association of Ohio due to recent concern over health insurance.
The plan would help people be healthier, in turn making them less expensive to insure, Board President Ben Nutter said.
During a meeting Tuesday morning, the Seneca County Board of Commissioners:
Approved bill vouchers.
Approved a supplemental appropriation of $185,000 for the Water Pollution Control Fund.
Approved a supplemental appropriation of $15,700 for the General Fund.
Approved an appropriation adjustment of $40,000 within the Maintenance and Repair Fund.
Approved an appropriation of $14,000 for the County Capital Projects Fund.
Approved a supplemental appropriation of $3,146.54 within the Community Corrections Fund.
Approved a resolution amending board orders of April 24, a supplement to the permanent appropriations for the Capital Project Fund.
Approved an agreement with Area 7 to Deliver Workforce Investment Programming on behalf of Seneca County Job and Family Services.
Approved a resolution to enter into a contract agreement with TESCO Inc. for the purchase of a Turtle Top Van on behalf of the Seneca County Veterans Service.
Approved a resolution to apply for and accept an ODOT/OAFY2013 grant and pursue removal of obstructions at the Seneca County Airport.
Approved a resolution to enter into a contract agreement with Palmer Conservation Consulting.
In another discussion, commissioners moved to accept bids on landscaping at the former courthouse site.
Previously, a verbal agreement was made with City Councilman Brian Bilger to landscape the space for $10,000.
Mohawk Nursery owner Dan Vera said the agreement with Bilger seemed "not fair."
Commissioners previously agreed to allow Bilger to follow through with the project after he offered a free proposal.
Vera said he thought other landscapers were excluded, as they were not contacted through a bidding process.
Commissioner Dave Sauber also said another delay occurred while digging trenches to install lighting for the flagpoles.
"We found a cistern that was used by the Fire Department in the 1800s," Sauber said. "It was cut off and the health department said to fill it in. But the flagpoles will be ready this weekend."
Board members also said grass will not be planted in time for Memorial Day.
The board also heard from WSOS President/CEO Neil McCabe, as May is Community Action Month.
"I am proud of what our staff has accomplished," McCabe said. "Despite the economic downturn the community-and country as a whole-experienced, WSOS managed to maintain, and in some instances, increase services to the people in the counties where we work."