Committee To Address Justice Building Security

A committee has been formed to address security issues at the Kosciusko County Justice Building that were raised by the U.S. Marshal’s Office.

Kosciusko County Sheriff’s Department Capt. Aaron Rovenstine told the county commissioners this morning that the U.S. Marshal’s Office suggested a committee be formed to review security matters. The committee has been formed and consists of  Judge James Jarrette, county prosecutor Dan Hampton, county auditor Marsha McSherry, commissioner Ron Truex and county councilman Bob Sanders.

“I think we have a good balance,” Rovenstine said of the committee members.

While not the issues are not major, there are several “security concerns” noted by the U.S. Marshal’s Office after a recent visit to the Justice Building, said Rovenstine. The committee will meet soon to examine ways to address those concerns.

In other news, preliminary work on the Tippecanoe River project will begin soon. Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock met with officials of the Indiana Department of Natural Resources Monday to begin the process of looking at the river to see where clean-up efforts are needed. Officials from the DNR will canvass a 30-mile stretch of the river this month to determine problem areas, such as log jams. DNR will start with the first 15 miles, beginning in Oswego.

Those who had flood damage in their homes recently may report damage online, Rock said. Homeowners who live in low-lying areas are urged to visit www.in.gov/dhs to report damage.

Jan Zolman of Warsaw was named May’s Veteran of the Month at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday. Zolman, a Marine, served from 1964 to 1968. Zolman, right, is pictured with Veterans Affairs Officer Rich Maron. (Photo by Phoebe Muthart)

Jan Zolman of Warsaw was named May’s Veteran of the Month at the county commissioners meeting Tuesday. Zolman, a Marine, served from 1964 to 1968. Zolman, right, is pictured with Veterans Affairs Officer Rich Maron. (Photo by Phoebe Muthart)

May’s Veteran of the Month was named at today’s meeting. A Marine veteran, Jan Zolman of Warsaw, served from 1964 to 1968. Zolman served in the Vietnam War and was discharged in May 1968, having achieved the rank of E-5.

In other news:
Road plans for reconstruction of CR 100 East in Milford were signed. The construction will be between CR 1300 North and CR 1400 North. Trupointe Cooperative Inc. is building a new plant near the road. In the near future, CR 100 East will be improved and widened to handle incremental traffic patterns.
Two teens will be named Eagle Scouts on May 11. Alex Goshert and Joshua Goshert have achieved the highest rank in the Scouts and will be given certificates May 11 at North Webster United Methodist Church.
• A resolution was amended for paying reimbursable grants.
• A Homeland Security Regional Public Safety grant was amended for an additional $35,000 in funding.
• An annual report for school funding, as required by the state, was signed.

Commissioners are President Truex, Brad Jackson and Bob Conley. The next meeting is at 9 a.m. May 21, at the county courthouse in Warsaw.

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