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Board Meeting

April 29, 2015    

Action on proposed changes to the operating agreement for the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio were delayed to allow officials from the City of Toledo and Lucas County to continue talks.

CCNO officials had gathered Wednesday expecting to discuss some 11 proposed changes to the operating agreement that were prompted by two recent meetings of a special ad hoc committee. 

Instead, Toledo Mayor Paula Hicks-Hudson and Lucas County Commissioner Pete Gerken agreed to a two-week extension to allow continued talks between the two entities.  A special board meeting was scheduled for May 13.

The changes to the 27-year-old CCNO operating agreement -- which has been revised four other times -- were prompted when Toledo stopped its practice of arresting offenders under its municipal codes and, instead, charged under state law shifting the incarceration costs to Lucas County.  The issue was referred to the special ad hoc committee that came up with draft language to revise the CCNO operating agreement. 

In his operational update, CCNO Executive Director Jim Dennis reported 100 participants in the electronic monitoring program.  He said the largest increase were those on GPS and TAD providing additional community accountability.  Defiance County Commissioner Otto Nicely asked that area judges increase their use since there is funding for indigents.

Mr. Dennis reported Wednesday’s population at 545 or 85 percent.  He noted that the population was down compared to February’s average count of 577 or 90 percent and March which stood at 585 or 92 percent.

Mr. Dennis notified Board members that the Ohio Department of Transportation had contacted CCNO about inmates picking up trash on highways.  Mr. Dennis said each county could receive up to $35,000 to cover most of the cost of a special litter crew that would go out two to three times per week under the supervision of a CCNO officer.  Commissioner Nicely was asked to contact county commissioners to seek their input.  The matter was tabled.

Board members approved out-of-state travel for six special response team members to attend riot training in West Virginia; two staff to attend less than lethal force training in Lansing, Mich.; and two staff to attend electronic monitoring equipment training in Anderson, Ind.

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