By Lasca Randels
WARSAW — Kosciusko County commissioners on Tuesday, Aug. 4, announced that Ed Orsmby has been selected as the potential replacement for County Attorney Chad Miner.
Miner is running for Superior Court 3 judgeship as a Republican and will face Democrat Antony Garza on Nov. 3.
Although there is no way of knowing what the outcome of the election will be, Miner suggested to commissioners that it would be appropriate to entertain a motion to vote on a replacement county attorney in the event he is successful in the fall election and is no longer able to serve in that capacity.
This would give Miner and the potential replacement time to coordinate and prepare for 2021 “so that person can hit the ground running,” Miner said.
A motion was made to approve Ormsby as the next county attorney in the case that Miner wins the election in the fall. The motion was unanimously passed.
Miner supported the decision, saying Ormsby has a good reputation and a lot of corporate experience which would be “invaluable.”
“I have to say that it’s been a privilege to be county attorney,” Miner said. “It’s definitely something that I anticipate that I’ll miss a lot,”
Ormsby introduced himself to those in attendance and said he is looking forward to serving as county attorney.
Ormsby has lived in the area since 2006. He is originally from Terre Haute. Ormsby has a BS in finance and a law degree from Georgetown. Ormsby is a trustee on the Tippy-Chapman Sewer District.
He and his wife, Kristi, reside at Chapman Lake.
Commissioners also made a decision regarding nonprofit recommendations.
Last month representatives from area nonprofit organizations provided budget presentations and submitted 2021 funding requests to the commissioners.
Commissioner Vice-President Bob Conley said that due to the atmosphere of uncertainty, it would be prudent to maintain status quo in order for nonprofits to have a stable income to look forward to.
Conley made a motion to maintain status quo and keep the budgets the same. This was unanimously approved.
In other matters:
- Claypool resident Marvin Flanery was honored as Veteran of the Month.
- The following six members of Troop 726 were recognized for achieving Eagle Scout status: Myles Lauber, North Webster, Wesley Hays, North Webster, Taylor Fiedeke, Syracuse, Noah Beckner, Leesburg, Zack Clark, Syracuse, and Frank Sexton, Warsaw.
- The next regular meeting will be at 9 a.m. Aug. 18.