Seneca County Commissioner Jeff Wagner swore in newly elected Agricultural Society board members Tuesday night. They were Robert Rainey, Zelda Oakleaf, Darlene Wagner, Scott Siegenthaler, Lonnie Fitch and Phillip Ardner. John Brickner and Denny Bowerman were absent.
The board heard Pam Weller representing the horse council. In order to develop better communication between the organizations, a horse council member was invited to participate at fair board meetings.
It was determined that contracts for horse shows need to have more detailed information.
Officers were elected, and David Hoover is to serve as president, Kenny Frankart as vice president, Phyllis Gerritsen as secretary and Rainey as treasurer.
Members were asked to consider their choice for nominees for outstanding fair supporter and Hall of Fame to be determined at the next meeting.
During the last flea market, outgoing president Calvin Staib said he consulted several board members before purchasing a power washer, gas-powered air compressor, a three-inch transfer pump and one 7000-watt diesel generator and one 9000-watt gas generator for $5,000. Several members were upset the whole board was not consulted and the board voted not to approve the purchase.
Rainey reported choosing Champion Energy as the fairgrounds electric provider for a rate of .06917 cents per kilowatt hour for a three-year period.
More workers were sought to help at the gun show Saturday and Sunday at the fairgrounds. Approximately 93 tables have been sold.
In other action, the board:
Approved keeping membership ticket price at $20.
Raised the horse stall rent rate to $300 per year.
Heard 15 junior fair members cleaned the fairgrounds following the flea market.
Tabled the motion for all animals not sold to be removed from the grounds between 9 p.m. Saturday through 7 a.m. Sunday of fair week. More information on small animals was needed.
Announced the old District 8 conference in Upper Sandusky is Nov. 27.
The agricultural society is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 9.