WARSAW — County commissioners met at 9 a.m. today, Tuesday, Feb. 23, and the first order of business was to discuss the county’s sign ordinance.
Dan Richard, area planning director, discussed the sign ordinance concerning off-premise real estate and directional real estate signs and the effect of a recent Supreme Court decision that gave a definition of signs. Richard said all types of signs have been thrown into the mix and more studying needs to be done concerning precedents that have been set with the Supreme Court decision.
Richard said, “We are going to proceed very cautiously and not jump to anything here. We do have a sign ordinance in effect in Kosciusko County and it’s a good one.”
Chad Miner, county attorney, read accepted bids for the purchase of single-axle trucks and tandem axle trucks from; Selking International, $312,889.40 and $408,331.40; VoMac Truck Sales and Service, Inc.,$324,526 and $490,303; Stoops, $354,318 and $474,948; Wiers International, $313,200 and $459,330; JX Peterbilt, $473,103 and $473,646 and Truck City, $456,589.
The decision on which bid will be accepted will take place in the next meeting.
In other business:
- Miner received unanimous approval when he asked for a resolution concerning the auctioning off of a lot of county property located located near Beyer Street and Hillside Drive. No date for the hearing was given.
- Richard asked the commissioners for approval to rezone a lot of commercial property to agricultural II on behalf of petitioners; Chad and Annie Zartman. It was unanimously approved.
- Michelle Puckett, county auditor, brought forth the option to renew a contract with Maximus, who does the county’s cost allocation planning. To remain with this company the contract needs renewed every three to four years. It was unanimously approved.
The next commissioner’s meeting will be 9 a.m. March 8.