Meeting: Dubois County Commissioners

The Dubois County Commissioners met Monday and:

• Extended the local disaster emergency declaration another month, to Monday, Nov. 2.

• Agreed with purchasing two whole body scanners for the sheriff’s office using CARES funding; the scanners cost $139,000 each. The commissioners also consented to the health department’s requests for a truck and trailer; computer carrying cases; and a mailer about COVID-19, flu shots and immunizations that will be sent to county homes. Other purchases approved for CARES funding included two chairs for the 911 department and the additional costs for meters involved in the HVAC installation work being done in the Dubois County Emergency Management Agency’s storage area at the Huntingburg Street Department; the personal protective equipment, or PPE, the county receives from the state will be stored there.

• Approved land leases for the the Ferdinand and Pine Ridge recycling sites. The leases are for $550 per year, for five years.

• Consented to the contracts with Clark Dietz for work on determining if a regional sewer district should be established in the county. One contract is $10,000 for on-call services, which would include the various meetings to gather information, discussing ideas with the nine communities in the county, compiling information and documents from different stakeholders, and holding public meetings. The second contract, which would be $82,500, would have Clark Dietz crafting a study that would look at the configuration of a regional district, the costs for installing one and funding sources, including loans and grants.

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