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3/20/2017 - County Commissioners meeting - Click here to print this information

The Decatur County Commissioners held their second meeting of March Monday morning. Assistant Highway Superintendent Tim Ortman reported that the highway crews continue to work on ditchwork, brush cutting, and running patching machines which are tasks usually performed in April and May. The department continues on asset management inspections and completion of county maps. Area plan director Krista Duvall stated that the comprehensive plan and 7 petitions will go before the area planning commission on April 5th. A larger venue may be necessary since APC officers will also be elected at the meeting. Wendy Blake of Mainstreet Greensburg received approval for use of the courthouse grounds for the Farmer's Market and Tenderloin Throwdown. The farmer's market will take place from 2:00-6:00 pm each Friday beginning on May 12th and ending on October 13th. The tenderloin throwdown will take place on June 24th. This year's tenderloin throwdown will have a rock wall, giant battleship, and misting fans. The Tree City Fall Festival committee received approval to use courthouse grounds for the Tree City Fall Festival on September 15th and 16th, pending insurance. Sheriff Greg Allen reported on high mileage vehicles. Four patrol cars are currently over 100,000 miles and the jail van is over 130,000 miles. Sheriff Allen made the commissioners aware that he will probably come back to them at some point this year to request funding to rotate vehicles out. Debbie Hurst of Assured Neace Lukens provided the commission with a proposed insurance plan for the next year. The commissioners will review the proposal and make a decision at the first May meeting. The next meeting will take place on April 3rd.

Tom Flemming-WTRE News

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