OSU Extension agent Ann Golden opened the Seneca County Agricultural Society meeting Tuesday by swearing into office newly-elected board member John Brickner.
Following a tabled discussion last week on animals on the grounds after not being sold during fair week, the board decided to not make it mandatory to have them removed the weekend after, but allow departments to decide if their particular species are to leave the fairgrounds with discretion for exit time Sunday morning.
Don Arnold was chosen as "Outstanding Fair Supporter of the Year." Arnold passed away in May after serving the fair board several years establishing the free shuttle program during fair week. His daughter, Danielle Lange, filled his shoes during this year's fair.
The last flea market of the season is Saturday and Sunday.
Members discussed the website and determined to hire James Smith to revamp it and make improvements for $500 and a yearly maintenance fee of $90.
In other business, the board:
Examined the revenue/expense report for fair week events and the fall gun show and paid bills.
Heard accounts total $79,541.54 as of Sept. 30.
Decided to apply $30,000 to their loan balance bringing it to $70,000.
Approved the horse council constructing a new arena.
Discussed committee assignments.
Approved the sales committee recommendation of moving the champion sales to Sunday of fair week and holding the back-to-farm sales on Saturday with two sale transactions per exhibitor.
Is to apply for state fair funds.
Set 2013 fair dates for July 21-28.
Approved sharing costs with the Junior Fair Foundation for their Community Guide advertisement.
Is to investigate computer services from Bascom Mutual Telephone Co. upon leaving AT&T.
Campers may be stored at the fairgrounds starting Monday.
The board is to meet at 7:30 p.m. Nov. 13.