WARSAW — The Kosciusko County Commissioners met in regular session Tuesday morning, Aug. 25.
Matt Sandy, assistant county planner, presented the new maps, explaining they are set to go into effect Wednesday, Sept. 30 and that they are in compliance with federal regulations. Changes to the maps include several properties that are no longer considered to be in the flood plain area.
Ed Rock, county emergency management administrator, brought a resolution before the commission, proposing changes in the required number of signatures when applying for grant assistance from the Department of Homeland Security.
After some discussion as far as wording, the board agreed that the required signatures should include the board president or the county administrator or the assistant administrator plus one member of the board of commissioners. Rock added that nothing else will change and, in the event a request is signed, all members will be notified via phone call or email.
“It just cuts down on the number of signatures needed on the actual document itself,” Rock said, adding that opportunities for grant money have been missed in the past due to the need for all signatures.
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Jo Paczkowski of the KCCRVC introduced Mark Skibowski as the candidate for executive director of the convention and visitors bureau. The board agreed unanimously.
County Attorney Chad Miner brought the resolution before the board to approve, pertaining to the issuing of bonds for the Co-op TIFF district. The resolution passed and has one more step to go through before the paperwork can be signed and the bonds approved. Miner noted he expects to be able to start issuing the bonds by the end of September.
The bonds are not to exceed $900,000, to be repaid at an interest rate not to exceed 6 percent. The repayment time on the bonds is 25 years, however, beginning Feb. 1, 2023, they can be repaid early in full.
The bonds are to help pay for projects in the Co-op TIFF district, including a fiber optic system and road upgrades.
Scott Tilden of the Kosciusko County Highway Department brought an ordinance changing the speed limit in the Hawthorn subdivision to 25 miles per hour, at the request of the board in charge of the subdivision.
The commissioners also approved vacating an 18-foot right-of-way paralleling a property along Shelf Drive. Steve Snyder explained that, with the exception of three properties, all of the right-of-ways in that area have already been vacated.
The next regular meeting of the Kosciusko County Board of Commissioners is set for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8.