According to Husband, a "bonus" is given to those who complete their designated tasks through the grant. The grant money would allow him to buy more supplies for his office.
Commissioner Paul Sinders commended Husband for his efforts and for completing all of his designated tasks. The commissioners approved the grant request.
Husband also told the commissioners the all-day event last week where district responders gathered to perform technical rescues and other skills was a success. He said his team, the smallest task force, represented the largest amount of responders with 118. Those involved included the management team, technical rescue, water rescue, fire suppression and the civic support unit.
Meanwhile, the commissioners discussed having the jet fighter plane, acting as a Korean War monument, on the west lawn of the Courthouse refurbished. The Indiana National Guard has offered to purchase the paint needed to repaint the monument. However, the commissioners weren't sure who is responsible for the airplane or it's liability -- Clay County or the City of Brazil. The commissioners agreed to set up a committee to research the project and discuss the logistics, reporting back to the commissioners next month.
In regards to the contract with Proliance Energy, the commissioners signed two amendments to the natural gas service agreement and one sales transaction confirmation, which all had to be established once the contract was complete.
Meanwhile, Sinders had a concern regarding the anti-nepotism law. He suggested having a form created for each office holder to sign every year, stating the office is following the law. He also suggested a form for the commissioners to sign, starting they are following the anti-nepotism law. According to the law, the each elected officer of a unit must annually certify in writing -- subject to the penalties for perjury -- no later than Dec. 31, that the officer has not violated the statute. County Attorney Eric Somheil will create the suggested forms.
In addition, Sinders also wanted to send letters to the non-profit organizations that have contracts with the county. The organizations must request the contract to be renewed each year. Sinders wanted a letter to remind officials of the upcoming process. Somheil plans to send out letters requesting proposals be submitted by Wednesday, Nov. 21, in order for the commissioners to have time to review the proposals before approving or denying the contracts during the December meeting.
In other news:
* The commissioners accepted the request to add a new transport vehicle to the county's insurance policy made by Sheriff Mike Heaton,
* Clay County Clerk Vickie Wheeler requested the approval of voting places in Clay County. All of the voting places were the same except Posey 2, which has moved from the old firehouse to the new firehouse (across the street). The commissioners approved the voting places, and
* The commissioners approved a new copier machine lease for the Clay County Extension Office. The new lease offers a lower price, but color copies will be charged extra.