The state auditor’s office indicated the city of Napoleon could save money by joining their dispatch operations with the Henry County Sheriff’s office, in their performance audit. The Henry County Commissioners met with county sheriff Mike Bodenbender today (Tues.) , to discuss that issue, along with a dispatch commission set-up by Napoleon Council. A working group will be formed to look at the pros and cons of such a move, with Sheriff Bodenbender named chairperson. Issues that will likely be covered by this group include: handling of law enforcement dispatch, along with dispatch for city operations such as a water leak or power outage.
The Ohio Revised Code requires each county in the state to form a Dangerous Wild Animal Response Team. This is reaction to the situation that occurred near Zanesville last year, where a wild animal owner released lions, tigers, bears, and dangerous exotic animals. Henry County will be forming its own response team, led by county EMA director Tracy Busch. A committee will oversee that response team, and will include representatives from law enforcement, health, fire, elected officials, the media, and a dangerous wild animal owner. That committee is to be formed by July 1st. Tracy Busch reported to Henry County Commissioners, there are no dangerous wild animals in Henry County, currently registered to the state.
Henry County Commissioners discussed some billing concerns regarding insurance for employees. And three county residents were appointed to the local Tax Incentive Review Council, to review enterprise zone agreements. They are Calvin Spiess, Dexter Benecke and William Morey.