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6/4/2018 - The Decatur County Commissioners Meeting - Click here to print this information

The Decatur County Commissioners met on Monday, June 4, 2018 at the Decatur County Courthouse. Rick Nobbe corrected the minutes of the May 21st meeting verbiage referring to Mike Cuskaden as Fair Grounds Manager to read Fair Board Member. The minutes were approved after the correction. The new claims were approved by the commissioners.
Mark Mohr updated the commissioners on the Bridge 168 project meeting with INDOT scheduled for next week, and that the project is to start by the end of June. He stated that he had attended a meeting with USI, pertaining to the Bridge 236 project, with Ron May also in attendance. The Washington Street Bridge was discussed at that time, and information is being gathered for cost estimation figures for that project. He updated the commissioners that the 500 East project with 640 East project was reopened, and that the State Road 3 closure reopened on Friday, with the next closure being in Jennings County, south of North Vernon. The project schedule indicates a return to Decatur County by the end of June. He updated the commissioners of crews sent out over the weekend to address storm damage, and that crews were working on Base Road West and 640 North at present, with plans to complete and reopen by the end of the day.
Krista Duvall was absent from the meeting, and no new ordinances were presented.
Kenny Buening updated the commissioners of 47 new inspections, 14 new permits, a follow-up on an exposed wire at an LP refill station, and 2 property complaints. The Saint Omer complaint was investigated, and was not in violation. The Burney property was investigated, and a letter was sent to the property owner regarding clean-up. He inspected a pole barn structure, and indicated that a septic approval was needed for that structure.
Kathy Christoff from Centerstone updated the commissioners of 1239 clients served, 46% in office, 26% in the schools, and 28% of those clients were in the community. She updated the commissioners of the Medicaid Rehab Option match required in the amount of $223,277, a 33% match. She stated that $55,000 in charity care has been provided. Courtney Whitmer gave a brief overview of IOP, office therapists, and open access two days a week. Melissa Newland gave information on the Crisis Access Center, with 60 representatives on staff to perform risk assessment and crisis stabilization to avoid hospitalization by early intervention. The service is available 5 days per week.
Rick Hall addressed the commissioners on the resolution and approving matters for the jail project. The discussion of competitive sale bonds and negotiated sale bonds was discussed with Andrew Lamb in attendance at the meeting, and Matt Eckerle via phone. The discussion of trustee selection was resolved with a motion to approve the Bank of New York Mellon and Trust Company by the commissioners, and a motion to select the competitive sale bonds was approved by the commissioners. The Jail Building Corporation meeting is scheduled for Monday, June 11, 2018 at 8:00 A.M. at the Decatur County Courthouse. The Bond sale date is scheduled for July 10, 2018.
The next Decatur County Commissioners meeting will be held on June 18, 2018 at the Decatur County Courthouse.
Tracy Miller, WTRE News/ All Rights Reserved

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