The Board of County Commissioners of Ashtabula County, Ohio, met on the 24TH day of September, 2013, in regular session at the offices of said Board in the Old Courthouse Building, 2nd Floor, Jefferson, Ohio, with the following members present: Joseph A. Moroski, Daniel R. Claypool, Peggy A. Carlo.
WHEREAS, on August 20, 2013 by Resolution No. 2013-222, a request for proposals was ordered for the transportation system that will operate within Ashtabula County and provide transportation within selected locations including a deviated fixed service route within the City of Ashtabula and adjacent townships, and a demand response service throughout the remainder of the county, under the Ashtabula County Department of Job and Family Services; and
WHEREAS, on September 18, 2013, proposals were received as follows:
City Taxicab & Transfer Co., 1753 W. Prospect Rd., Ashtabula, OH 44004
Community Bus Services, Inc. First National Tower, Ste 908, 11 Federal Plaza, PO Box 1863, Youngstown OH, 44501
Ride Right, 16 Hawk Ridge Dr., Lake St. Louis, MO 63367
MV Transportation, Inc. 479 Mason St., Ste 221, Vacaville, CA 95688
WHEREAS, It is the opinion of the Board that the proposals be laid on the table for further examination and recommendation; now
THEREFORE, BE IT RESOLVED, By the Board of Commissioners of Ashtabula County, Ohio, that the proposals as outlined above are laid on the table until further notice.
What do they mean by this? Why did they not give people access to the proposals provided by the three potential contractors? Is this another Matter of National Security, like the Recycling Issue? Now, who was it who got laid on the table by the Commissioners?
table - verbDefinition: (v.) 1. to hold something back until a later time; 2. to remove from consideration; (n.) an organization of data in columns and rows
Synonyms: (v.) shelve, hold, postpone, defer
Antonyms: (v.) address, consider
Tips: When used as a verb, the word table means "to postpone indefinitely." This meaning came from the English parliamentary term of "laying something on the table for discussion." In American English, it has come to mean "to put something away for later discussion." In business, you will often see the noun table, a spreadsheet or document in which data is aligned in rows and columns.
Since we can't come to an agreement, let's table this subject for now. (shelve, hold) verb
I think we need to table this issue until we have the funds to address it properly. (postpone, defer) verb
We tabled the suggestion for discussion at a later time. (shelved, deferred) verb
I have organized all of the data in a table to make it easier to read. (a format of columns and rows) noun