Meeting: Dubois County Council

The Dubois County Council met Monday and:

• Denied appropriations from the local income tax and rainy day funds for the justice center project. Click here for a full story.

• Appropriated $150,000 from the bituminous supplies fund for future road paving projects.

• Moved $20,000 from the solid waste sticker fund to the highway budget to pay highway staff for manning recycling sites. Highway Supervisor Steve Berg explained to the commissioners that several regular site attendants are opting to not work at the sites at the moment because of the coronavirus risk.

• Designated $1.4 million for road projects that were submitted for the Community Crossings grant; of this amount, $1 million comes from the state grant.

• Approved 6:1 to transfer $15,500 from the deputy salaries fund to the sheriff’s contract; Councilman Doug Uebelhor voted no.

• Decided to give full-time employees a 1.5% raise in 2021. The council also set 2021 budget dates. Budgets will be reviewed at an all-day meeting, 8 a.m. Monday, Aug. 10. The budget public hearing will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, Oct. 14. Adopting the budget will be considered at the council’s Oct. 26 meeting, which starts at 4:30 p.m.

• Was reminded that the next regular meetings will be Monday, June 22, and Monday, July 13; both start at 4:30 p.m.

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