Meeting: Dubois County Commissioners

The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday and:

• Passed a resolution and heard about preparations concerning COVID-19 and county facilities. A story is in today’s paper.

• Consented to the Keep Ireland Beautiful group’s plan to make sidewalk improvements on the west side of County Road 500 West from State Road 36 to South Street in Ireland.

• Received a proposed fire prevention ordinance from the county’s fire chiefs and county emergency management department. The commissioners plan to discuss the proposal at their April 6 meeting.

• Agreed to rent a compactor for the Ferdinand recycling site from Tower Compactor Rentals for $310 per month.

• Approved the highway department’s annual report and decided to talk about the 2020 paving plan during their April 6 meeting.

• Accepted a framed resolution from the Indiana General Assembly recognizing the county’s 200th anniversary, which was celebrated in 2018.

• Approved Girls on the Run’s request to use a portion of Ackerman Road near Portersville Road from 9 to 10 a.m. Saturday, April 25.

• Gave Russ Friedman permission to use the east side of the Dubois County Courthouse property for a rally concerning the Mid-States Corridor. The group, who is opposed to the project, has permission to gather between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2, as well as use electricity and work out arrangements with the custodian to use the courthouse restroom during that time.

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