WARSAW — Kosciusko County Emergency Management Director Ed Rock, who serves as a board member with the Emergency Management Alliance of Indiana, proposed that the city again support the EMAI conference this fall with a $5,000 refundable donation.
Rock noted the conference is a statewide event that involves nearly all emergency management directors in the state. The conference allows directors from around the state to garner knowledge in their trade as well as develop skills that are valuable within their respective communities.
According to Rock, he has been involved with EMAI as an elected board member for approximately six years. He has served as county emergency management director for 12 years.
The money given toward the conference is expected to be reimbursed in approximately two weeks. Rock noted as the donation process will run concurrent to the refund process.
In other business:
- Kevin Planck was there from KABS to have its procurement policy signed again. No changes were made in the document before it was signed.
- Chad Miner gave an update to the fiber optic plan, stating that there was now an interim plan to get things going. He also brought a reimbursement resolution before the commissioners for the plan. Both were passed.
- Ron Robinson asked for two new dryers and one washer to be installed at the Work Release center in Warsaw. The washer and dryers currently set up were installed in 1988, and so an upgrade was needed.
- Sheriff Aaron Rovenstein was given permission to negotiate and sign contracts with medical personnel. Though he has done this in the past, the commissioners officially approved this at today’s meeting.
- Two quotes were given to the commissioners for a new PA system for the meetings, one from Sweetwater for $4,436.88, and one from BIS Digital for $8,930. No decision was reached.