Meeting: Dubois County Commissioners

The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday and:

• Told Julie Greener that she has until April 4 to remove derelict vehicles and a semitrailer from the property she owns at 571 E. County Road 300N, as well as trash and items of value that have filled a pole barn on her property. If she doesn’t, the county will look to take further action. A story is on Page 3.

• Told County Custodian Scott Hopf to get quotes for repairing the elevator on the north end of the Dubois County Courthouse. The elevator, which is not accessible to the public, needs the wiring, board and buttons replaced. Some employees have gotten stuck inside, Hopf said. The elevator for the public is on the south end of the courthouse.

• Heard that the Dubois County Emergency Management Agency is working with emergency personnel to create a fire prevention ordinance that will likely include a requirement that residences’ address numbers be 3 to 4 inches tall so that emergency crews can see them. EMA Director Tammy Humbert said they will be looking at the current address ordinance to see if the two can be merged together. Any proposed ordinance must be approved by the commissioners.

• Heard that the hill and road slide at St. Anthony Road West has slowed some. The boring work has been done, County Engineer Brent Wendholt said. He should get an analysis of what caused the slide and recommendations on how to fix the situation from Patriot Engineers in the next couple of weeks, Wendholt said. The road remains closed from its intersection with County Road 350 South to County Road 450 South.

• Hired Knies Construction to do dirt work and chip-and-seal work on County Road 800 West for $75,975.

• Approved a request from Girls on the Run to use Ackerman Drive for the organization’s annual 5K run. The road will be used between 9 and 10 a.m. on Saturday, April 27; if it rains, the event will be rescheduled for Friday, May 3, and the road will be used from 6 to 7 p.m.

• Approved the Jasper Arts Center’s request to use the bathrooms on the basement floor of the Dubois County Courthouse and the northeast courthouse lawn for the annual Chalk Walk Arts Festival, which will be from 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, June 1; the rain date is Saturday, June 8. The restrooms will be available from 5:30 a.m. to 5 p.m., which includes the time crews will be setting up and tearing down.

• Approved the highway department’s request to have two interns over the summer.

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