At their Monday meeting, County Commissioners:
- Accepted a bid of $156,014 for a two-way radio console, base station and relocate the tower from the current jail to the new jail.
The bid by Commerical Radio Services Inc., of Terre Haute, was the lower of two bids received and opened Monday.
- Accepted an agreement with Indiana Workforce Development to participate in a redesigned program.
A new board slated to begin action July 1 will take the place of the Workforce Investment Board.
Tim Kelly of Indiana Workforce Development said Gov. Mitch Daniels has streamlined Indiana Workforce Development from 16 to 11 regions. As a result, Sullivan County has been added to the region including Clay County.
Commissioner Charlie Brown asked how Indiana Workforce benefits Clay County.
About $97,000 was spent on training Clay County residents in the past year. Training money is available for workers laid off and needing to learn new skills to get a new job. One example he cited was local residents who worked for Oxford Automotive when the Putnam County plant closed.
David Parr will serve on the new board from Clay County.
County and city officials will be asked to name board members. The new board can have up to 16 members, Kelly said.
- Learned the Humane Society plans to present a new contract to commissioners later this week. Commissioners and the Humane Society are working out details of how much support the county will give the Animal Shelter for animal control in 2006.
A similar agreement is yet to be approved by Brazil Mayor Tom Arthur said recently.
- Approved $3,205 for computer software to track inmates of the new jail.
- Approved a request by County Clerk Mary Brown to set up a jury management program for $2,700. Further expenses will be incurred next year.
- Agreed to assign space currently used by the Extension office to the County Clerk. The Extension Office is moving to a new building at the Clay County Fairgrounds on S.R. 59.