T-761 SR 66

Archbold, Ohio 43502


Meeting Minutes

September 14, 2023


  1. Call to Order and Introduction of Guests

Board chairperson John Nye called the June meeting of the Four County ADAMhs Board to order at 5:30 p.m.

Present:  Karen Bleeks, Sandy Herman, Tod Hug, Jeff Mayer, Marcia Mohre, John Nye, Michelle Oyer-Rose, Stephen Seagrave, Sandi Weirauch, Mari Yoder

 Absent: Roy Miller, William Richter, M.D., Cindy Rose, Wayne Smith  

 Guests:  Connie Planson, Maumee Valley Guidance Center; Ruth Peck, Recovery Services of NW Ohio; Roberta Mack, Center for Child/Family Advocacy. Dave Mack, Napoleon Police Department, Michelle White, Defiance Victim Assistance 

Staff Present:  Rob Giesige, Diane Goyings, Tonie Long, Bethany Shirkey, Angelica Abels

2. Community Response-Ruth Peck, Recovery Services of NW Ohio reported the Partial Hospitalization Program for substance abuse began in Wauseon on September 9, 2023 providing psychiatric and transportation services.

3. Approval of Board Minutes of June 8, 2023.

914-23-1 Vote

            MOTION:  Tod Hug                     SECOND: Sandi Weirauch                 MOTION PASSED

Stephen Seagrave entered the meeting at 5:35

4.         Board Ends

A. Motion was made to approve the committee appointments as presented to the Board in Memo 9-14-23-1

914-23-2 Vote

MOTION:  Jeff Mayer                          SECOND: Sandy Herman                 MOTION PASSED

B. Review of Policy 1.2 (Service Accessibility was tabled until the next board meeting.

C. Motion was made to approve changes to Policy 4.1 (Financial Condition) that was emailed to the Board.

914-23-3 Vote

MOTION: Mari Yoder                            SECOND: Marcia Mohre                 MOTION PASSED

5. Board Monitoring

  1. FY23 Utilization Report- Tonie Long reported the 4th quarter totals were very good. Access to care showed improvement as OhioGuidestone implemented open access.  One complaint was filed for the quarter and it was resolved.  Residential numbers, number of days to treatment and out/county are all in compliance.  Tonie will bring last year’s report for comparison to the next board meeting.
  • CEO Report-Rob introduced Angie Abels who will be the new Director of Finance & Administration upon Diane’s retirement November 30, 2023.  New Home Development Company was able to get additional funding from OFA for the Upton #2 project.  Rob reported Triangular Processing, Henry County Transportation Network and K&P have provided about 4,000 miles of transportation since April.  The Corrections Center of NW Ohio is adding a mental health wing to provide medicines and treatment for those in need.  The goal is to open this wing by November 1, 2023.
  • Board member Marcia Mohre reported that she has reviewed Policy 4.1 (Financial Conditions) and that the Board is in compliance.

6.         Approval of the Approval Agenda

  1. To authorize filing calendar year 2023 adjusted appropriations and estimated revenue as submitted to the Board, and to authorize the CEO to make any and all necessary adjustments to calendar year 2023 appropriations and estimated revenue to carry on the fiscal functions of the Board as allowed in ORC Section 340.032.  (A copy follows the meeting minutes.)  
  2. To authorize payment of the itemized list of bills as presented to the Board at the September 14, 2023 board meeting under the provision of Then and Now Certificates.  (A copy of the list follows the meeting minutes.)
  3. To authorize the CEO to sign a Title XX contract with Quadco Rehabilitation Center to be used for vocational and employment services not to exceed $90,000 for the period of July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.
  4. To provide funding support to CASA in an amount not to exceed $25,000 for the period September 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.
  5. To authorize the CEO to execute agreements with OhioGuidestone, Maumee Valley Guidance Center and Recovery Services of NW Ohio to administer the Community Transitions Program.  The total amount shall not exceed $35,598.70 for the period July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.
  6. To authorize the CEO to sign an amendment to the SFY 2024 contract with Maumee Valley Guidance Center for an amount not to exceed $19,880.00 for the period July 1, 2023 through June 30, 2024.

            9-14-23-4 Vote

            MOTION:  Tod Hug                SECOND:  Karen Bleeks          MOTION PASSED

7.         New Business

  1. Personnel Committee Report-Sandy Herman reported that the committee met on August 18, 2023.  She presented a timeline.  Interviews begin on October 2 and will be completed by October 12. 
  2. Board members are reminded to send any change in email/address/phone number to Diane. 

8.         Executive Session

    No executive session was needed.

    9.       Adjournment

                9-14-23-5 Vote

                MOTION:  Stephen Seagrave                            SECOND:  Sandy Herman              MOTION PASSED

    The meeting adjourned at 6:10 p.m.

                                                                                                                                    Board Chairperson, John Nye