WARSAW — At the Kosciusko Commissioners meeting held Tuesday, Aug. 20, County Attorney Chad Miner told commissioners he was recently contacted by Warsaw city Attorney Scott Reust about the old Arnolt property receivership.
The city is seeking to take ownership of the Arnolt property near Argonne Road, with potential plans to have the building demolished. The building has been in receivership for years as a way to keep current with property taxes, but the receivership is about to expire.
The only interest the county has at this point is the property taxes, said Miner, who told commissioners that the city is requesting that the 2019 taxes be released by the county.
“In looking at past property taxes, it looks like they were in the range of somewhere between $250 and $400 a year,” Miner said.
The commissioners agreed to release the 2019 taxes and signed off on the city’s plan to acquire the land.
On Friday, the city board of works took a step toward acquiring the property..
In other matters, the commissioners approved a quote from Core Mechanical, Atwood, in the amount of $9,721 to replace an existing chiller condensing coil at the courthouse and a quote from Dilling Group, Warsaw, in the amount of $34,215, for venting work due to damage to the chimney and the outside of the courthouse.
Bob Weaver, administrator of the Kosciusko County Health Department, requested permission to apply for three grants: a Public Health Emergency Preparedness request in the amount of $15,454; a local health maintenance request for $48,859; and an Indiana local health department trust account request for $34,816. Commissioners gave approval for Weaver for all three grants.
County Clerk Ann Torpy presented the Maximus agreement and requested permission to continue using Maximus’ services for the Title IV-D program involving child support enforcement. This request was approved.
Area Plan Director Dan Richard presented two rezoning requests, both recommended by the APC. Carl and Tammy Kendrick were given approval to rezone an 8-acre tract of property on the south side of Union Street, west of SR 15. The property was previously an Agricultural District and is now zoned as an Agriculture II District.
Debra Pilcher’s request to rezone a property on the south side of CR 400N, east of EMS B1 Lane, Leesburg, was approved. The property, formerly the site of the Barbee Christian Camp, was rezoned from a Public Use District to an Agricultural District.
In Other News:
- Rory Zimpelman was honored as Veteran of the Month.
- The next regular meeting will be held at 9 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 3.