Meeting: Dubois County Commissioners


The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday and:

• Heard a presentation from Megan Durlauf about updates the Community Corrections Advisory Board has approved to make to the local facility. Changes include rearranging and modifying drug court and community corrections program staff offices, removing and replacing an exterior concrete pad that poses safety concerns and using drywall to create an additional entrance and exit from a case manager’s office into a nearby hallway. The commissioners approved the work. Seufert Construction of Ferdinand will complete the work at a cost of $24,475.

• Approved the purchase of a boom mower for $54,327.50. Also approved the opening of bids for a new Durapatcher — a machine used for patching potholes — on Monday, Aug. 6.

• Approved the temporary closure of South Street from just east of St. John’s Street to just west of Cross Street in Saint Anthony during the town’s annual car show on Saturday, Aug. 18, from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The commissioners also approved the closing of St. Joseph’s Street from behind the American Legion to South Street, in the event of overflow.

• Heard an update from Mike Steffe, executive director of the Tri-County YMCA in Ferdinand. Currently, the branch has nearly 2,500 members, about 72 percent of which live in Dubois County. He expressed a desire for the YMCA to be a part of regional Stellar Communities program through OCRA.

• Discussed a flag-lowering resolution that would be used to honor the deaths of full-time, serving or retired, county-elected officials. The resolution will be voted on at the commissioners’ next meeting.

• Approved the route for the ninth annual Irish Road Bowling, which is part of the yearly September St. Patrick’s Celebration in Ireland. The bowling event will take place on Saturday, Sept. 15, at 1 p.m.

• Heard complaints from Rebekah Atkins of Marengo, who said she is seeking sealed records in her name and her mother’s birth record. The commissioners said they will contact county employees and inquire about what can be done.

• Heard a presentation from Cairnstone Financial of Indianapolis — the county’s insurance broker — about the past year’s claims and benefit enrollment. Also heard a six-month review from True Scripts, a prescription consulting firm in Washington.




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