WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Highway Department has dominated much spending in 2015 and at last night’s Kosciusko County Council meeting, an additional appropriation was requested. In addition, the 2016 appointments were filled and end-of-year transfers were made.
Highway Superintendent Scott Tilden requested an additional appropriation of $138,032.18 to cover the October distribution materials. When asked, Tilden assured the council, “this is only used for materials and we are using it the best way we can.”
This year’s wheel tax has generated almost $200,000 per month, which is being used to fix up many roads in Kosciusko County. According to Tilden, 85 miles of highway have been covered this year alone because of the wheel tax. “If it weren’t for the wheel tax, we’d be sitting at 17 miles on the year,” Tilden noted. The appropriation was approved.
Tilden also requested a transfer of $11,500 from Trucks to Other Equipment to buy a hydraulic hammer.
County Coroner Tony Ciriello requested a $1,000 transfer from Coroner Transport and a $2,000 transfer from Emergency Supplies to Deputy Coroner.
County Assessor Susan Engelberth requested a $10 transfer from Dues and Subscriptions to Assessing Price Guides; a $3,000 transfer from Assessor Deputy and a $1,500 transfer from Community/Industry Assistant to Overtime Pay; and a $2,500 transfer from Assessor Per Drop Deputy to Part Time.
Bob Weaver, head of the health department, requested a $1,726.86 transfer from Meetings and Travel to Personal Health Care. Tammy Jones from the Circuit and Superior Courts requested a transfer of $828.67 from Part-Time to Probation Secretary. Kosciusko County Sheriff Aaron Rovenstine requested a $3,035 transfer from Jail Part-Time to Cook Line Item and a $6,175 transfer from Group Insurance — 911 Fund to Longevity – 911.
All transfers were approved by the council.
County Auditor Michelle Puckett had two items to address, the year-end transfer resolution and the interlocal agreement with KCCRVC. Neither have changed from last year and were approved by the council.
Finally, the council confirmed the 2016 office appointments:
- ABC — Kenneth Johnson
- Area Plan — Bob Sanders
- KC Economic Development Committee — Jon Garber
- Economic Development — Bob Sanders
- PTABOA — Brock Ostrom; Paul Reith
- Redevelopment Commission — Jon Garber; Bill Warren
- Warsaw Economic Development — Bob Sanders
- Wage Committee — Brad Tandy; Larry Teghtmeyer; Jon Garber
- Bowen Center — Jon Garber
- KCCRVC — Jo Paczkowski; Tammy Kratzer
- Bell Memorial Library — Sandy Schaefer