During the Clay County Redevelopment Commission meeting Wednesday, Clay County Commissioner President Paul Sinders swore in the members of the commission including Glenn Marrow, Jan Howe, Bill Sisson and Tom Ames.
"Your job is important for the county," Sinders said. "I believe this year is going to be positive and busy."
Next, the members re-elected Ames as president of the commission. They then elected Sisson as vice president and Howe as secretary. The members appointed Sisson to represent the commission on the West Central Indiana Economic Development Board, and they decided if a second person was needed, Marrow would take the position.
Economic Development Specialist Jim Coffenberry explained new reporting requirements through the State of Indiana to the commission.
"A redevelopment commission member must submit a report to show who the members are, any employees, disclose salaries, describe projects and explain what you do for the city as well," Coffenberry said. "There is no definite format, but we'll get it to them well before the deadline."
The commission decided to have Ames work with Auditor Mary Jo Alumbaugh to submit the report each year. The report must be submitted before Jan. 30, through software called Gateway.
Meanwhile, according to Dustin Whalen of B & T Drainage and Excavating, Marshall, Ill., the lift station for the new hotel at State Road 59 and State Road 42 is "all set and ready to go." He said it has been tested and everything is on track.
B & T submitted a readjustment for $1,155. The commission approved the change order to connect the existing water main to the new one.
The commission also approved a payment application to B & T at a cost of an estimated $56,700, which pays for all sewer work, water work and site restoration.
Finally, the commission signed the certificate of substantial completion for B & T at a date of March 31.
In other news:
* The commission approved the payment of a $25 Utilities District of Western Indiana REMC membership fee,
* Coffenberry said Morris Manufacturing is working on getting proposed numbers for job creation and salaries. The commission will get with them in February or March. Coffenberry said Brazil Mayor Brian Wyndham said he would consider a tax abatement because of the creation of jobs.
"I think this year, you are going to see companies stepping up and investing money," Coffenberry told the commission.
The Clay County Redevelopment Commission meets on the third Wednesday of every month at 6 p.m., in the Commissioner's Courtroom of the Clay County Courthouse.