A Milford man was named November’s Veteran of the Month at the Kosciusko County Commissioners meeting Monday.
The meeting was Monday due to Election Day Tuesday.
Michael Minnick Sr., a U.S. Navy Seabee, spent 22 years in the military. Minnick was in the Navy for three years and nine months. He joined the Navy in December 1965. When he graduated from basic training, the Navy assigned him to the mobile construction Battalion 58, the Seabees, with a home port of Davisville, R.I.
“We built everything from two-hole toilets to major runways, hospitals, chow halls, and you name it,” he said.
After two tours in Vietnam, he was sent to Scotland for his last year. After 14 years as a civilian, he joined the Indiana National Guard.
“I am very proud of my service in the Navy Seabees and the Army National Guard,” Minnick said.
In other news, 30 bids for supplies and aggregate materials for 2015 for the highway department were opened. The bids are for supplies and materials such as: weed spray, diesel fuel, paving and patching mixture, dust control solution, guard rails and liquid bituminous material. A recommendation will be made and the bids will be awarded at the next meeting, Nov. 18.
Warsaw Mayor Joe Thallemer was also present at the meeting. He told the commissioners he would like to start a long-range plan for the CR 17 extension in Elkhart County. CR 17 now extends to New Paris, he said. Tentative plans are for CR 17 to extend south into Kosciusko County.
“We need to look at long-term routes that might be beneficial,” he said. “We need to come up with some options and get some public discussion on it. You have to prepared when INDOT is ready to move.”
Thallemer suggested a meeting in the near future with the commissioners.
Also, a contract was signed for the Animal Welfare League’s property to be turned over from the county to the AWL.
Commissioners also signed Kosciusko Area Bus Service’s capital grant from the Indiana Department of Transportation.
The next regular meeting is at 9 a.m. Nov. 18, at the courthouse in Warsaw. Commissioners are President Brad Jackson, Bob Conley and Ron Truex.