Making their annual appeals, some organizations requested an increase of funds from last year citing several reasons. All totaled, the nine agencies requested $562,384.
Kosciusko Economic Development Corp. is seeking $177,000, which is a $25,000 increase from last year. Citing the importance of the agency, it was noted acquisition of a vacant building in Milford was made possible for Chore-Time Brock. The acquisition means the company is not moving its hog division to Iowa and will expand locally.
Cardinal Services is seeking a 3 percent increase from last year by requesting $106,815. It is also seeking a $11,000 matching grant for a new bus for the Kosciusko Area Bus Service program.
Home Health Care is requesting $42,750, which is the same figure for 2012.
The Kosciusko County Historical Society is seeking $20,255, which is the same amount as requested for this year.
The Beaman Home, the county’s domestic violence shelter, seeks $37,200, an increase of $8,627.
The Council on Aging is seeking $35,000, which is an increase of $6,427 in 2012.
The Animal Welfare League, the county’s animal shelter, is seeking $80,340, which is an increase of $17,479 from 2012.
The 4-H Council is seeking $51,574.23, which is $10,963 more than in 2012.
The Bowen Center requested $528,080. In 2012, it requested $515,690.
In other county matters, county recorder Deb Wright requested approval for redaction services and support agreement for documents in her office.
In highway department news, two bids were accepted for bridge projects in Winona Lake. One bid for $181,539 was from Beer and Slabaugh. Another bridge project bid was accepted in the amount of $128,213 from Camden Construction.
A request for the transfer of funds to county council for $5,000 was approved for the highway department.
The next meeting is at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 19, at the county courthouse in Warsaw. Commissioners are President Bob Conley, Ron Truex and Brad Jackson.