A voter registration ordinance was requested but not approved by Kosciusko County Commissioners today.
Kosciusko Clerk of the Circuit Court Ann Torpy proposed an ordinance amending charges for certain information from the clerk’s office. The ordinance deals with computer records, voter history and certain information, including the lists of voters. Also, it deals with any other information available to the public under Indiana law.
Any information generated by the clerk’s office is entitled to impose a charge for duplicating election records. Currently, is costs $10 per CD diskette for voter history for the entire county and 2 cents per page for a computer print-out of voters. Torpy’s proposal is to lower the cost of the CD, but raise the price for each page to 5 cents.
County commissioners did not make a decision. Kosciusko County Councilman James Moyer is currently looking into fees charged by each department in the county. The board decided to wait and do changes, if any, all at once.
For the first time, Kosciusko County Commissioners named a female as Veteran of the Month. Rose Gesaman was given the monthly honor at Tuesday’s meeting.
Gesaman, a Pierceton resident, was in U.S. Army Nurse Corps from 1964 to 1967. She worked as the manager of the orthopedic unit at Darnall Army Hospital taking care of those injured during the Vietnam War. She was a first sergeant.
Gesaman has lived in the Barbee Lakes area with husband, Steve, for 36 years. She is a nurse practitioner who makes house calls for Kosciusko Home Care and Hospice.
In a final matter, the commissioners approved the temporary closing of CR 150 West, from SR 15 to CR 200 South, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 24. The road will be closed for Walnut Creek United Methodist Church’s youth activities.
The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Monday, Aug. 25. Commissioners are president Brad Jackson, Bob Conley and Ron Truex.