Representatives of the Tiffin Area League of Women Voters spoke to Seneca County commissioners Tuesday morning about the organization's service to the community.
Freddie Larsen and Diana Wise said the League of Women Voters helps inform voters on issues and candidates by hosting a candidates night forum and creating a voter's guide.
"You are an asset to the community," Commissioner Fred Zoeller said of the league.
The League of Women Voters was established in Tiffin in 1970. Larsen said it can support issues but it does not side with parties or candidates.
Wise said the league does research on issues before taking a position.
The league often has members present at local government meetings, such as commissioners' and city council meetings.
"Information is a big part of our organization," Larsen said. "That's the key, getting the information out."
Tia Rice, director of the Soil and Water District, also gave an update to commissioners.
Rice said she wants to use the county-owned farms as an example of practicing conservation. She said she wants to put a clause in upcoming leases for the farms that would require bidders to take certain measures to help conserve the land.
Wagner said he does not want the conservation clause in the leases to be too restrictive because he does not want to scare off potential bidders.
In other business, Brenda Stultz, representative of Ohio Local History Alliance, spoke in support of the Ohio Bar Association honoring Nettie Cronise Lutes with a historical marker.
She said honoring Cronise Lutes, who was the first female lawyer in Ohio, is "post-due."
Also at the meeting, Wagner gave an update on awarding employees who have worked for 25 years or more with the county.
He said the county's records combine the years of service with the state, Tiffin and Fostoria city government positions and years employed by Seneca County.
In order to find out how many years employees have worked for the county, County Administrator Stacy Wilson has contacted department heads. She said so far six departments have reported.
SCAT Director Larry Baxa spoke briefly during the commissioners' work session and said SCAT is getting closer to moving into its new building.
The new SCAT building open house and ribbon-cutting ceremony is to take place April 2, Baxa said.
In new business, the board approved:
A supplemental appropriation of $34,000 for Water Pollution Control Loan Fund for 2013.
An appropriation adjustment of $106,100.42 within the General Fund.
A supplemental appropriation of $700,000 for the SCAT Building Construction Fund.