Meeting: Dubois County Council

The Dubois County Council met Monday and:

• Learned that Stuart Wilson will become the next county 911 director.

• Heard from Council President Mike Kluesner that the bids for construction and improvements to the county security center and community corrections center were below estimates. The county received two general trade bids, three mechanical bids and three electrical bids. The total of the low bids in the three categories was just over $25 million, which is $1.3 million less than the estimate, he said.

• Approved declaratory resolutions for tax abatement requests for Fischer Farms and Sander Meat Processing. Both proposed abatements are to be for four years at 100% for the first year, 75% for the second year, 50% for the third year and 25% for the fourth year. Public hearings on the requests must be held before the council can give confirmatory approval. Those will be held at 4:30 Monday, April 19, in the commissioners/council room in the Dubois County Courthouse Annex.

• Approved funding a part-time environmental health assistant position at the county health department.

• Heard two annual updates — about solid waste department activities from Director Carla Striegel-Winner, and about the libraries from Ann Shappard, the council’s representative on the Dubois County Contractual and Jasper library boards.

• Appointed John Mundy to the Huntingburg Economic Development Commission.

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