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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Board Meeting

July 14, 2016   

    Officials met in executive session for 35 minutes to discuss pending litigation following a court ruling involving the City of Toledo versus Lucas County, Defiance County, Fulton County, Henry County, Williams County and the Corrections Center of Northwest Ohio.

The judge ruled that the Fifth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement was invalid because it was not approved unanimously and that the City of Toledo entered into a contract with the Corrections Commission of Northwest Ohio and is presently bound under the Fourth Amended and Restated Operating Agreement to pay for 228 beds at the regional jail.

Board members voted in regular session to appeal Judge Lewis’s June 27, 2016 decision in the City of Toledo v. CCNO et. al. lawsuit because the law allowing the creation of regional jails does not require a unanimous decision on amending agreements.

Board members also met in executive session for 10 minutes to discuss personnel matters relating to the demotion and/or layoff of public employees at CCNO.

Board members voted in regular session to authorize CCNO management staff to make necessary personnel and program changes, to include layoffs, to maintain the financial viability due to the non-payment by the City of Toledo.  Because of the lost revenue, employees will be laid off.

Dir. Dennis stated “this was a difficult decision that the Board had to make.  CCNO is funded in advance of each quarter.  This requires us to operate on a cash basis and we must be funded to pay our staff and bills.”

The Board also directed management staff to begin discussions with the Ohio Department of Rehabilitation and Corrections about the possibility of converting future empty space at CCNO into a Community Based Treatment Facility (CBCF).


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