Fair board members complete background checks

The April meeting of the Senior Fair Board was held at the Wood County Sheriff’s Office to allow the
board members to conduct their required background checks at one time and place.
Sheriff Mark Wasylyshyn allowed the board members to remain and hold their monthly meeting in a
conference room.
The meeting itself was among the shortest meetings of the board in recent years.
Members were informed of some regulatory changes in the “Red Book” which is the official guiding source
provided by the State of Ohio for all county fairs.
Members reviewed some of their observations from the recent district meeting.
In regards to the requirements of having the background checks it was reported for that requirement to be
fully enforceable, they must change the Agricultural Society’s constitution. That is now planned for the
annual meeting in December.
Karen Kotula from the 4-H committee reported about the 4-H 100-year logo they are incorporating for this
year’s Wood County Fair. The fair board approved working with the 4-H on that.
The board also approved purchasing a palate jack for $350; approved fixing gates in need for $600; and
approved purchasing horse arena vinyl for $290.
Following an executive session for personnel matters, they approved raises for both full time permanent
office workers as well as seasonal office staff.
The board also hired Jim Hammer for legal consultation on a pending matter.