?Board of Commissioners discuss a compromise for CEDIT Plan PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
    The Washington County Board of Commissioners met in regular session on Wednesday afternoon with all members present. The minutes of previous meetings, payroll, and all claims were approved unanimously.
    While giving a summary of the September 9 Washington County Council meeting. Commissioner Mike Goering outlined a proposal to remedy the current impasse between the Commissioners and the Council over the use of County Economic Development Income Tax (CEDIT) revenue.  Last month, the Council declined to appropriate the CEDIT and Special CEDIT funding until the much reported overspending issues uncovered by the Indiana State Board of Accounts could be resolved.  
    Citing the minutes of a March, 1989 Council meeting, Goering said that the CEDIT tax was set up with the understanding that the revenue would be used for road paving.
    However, in a surprise move, Goering suggested that it may be time to revisit that concept and to revise it to a point where 75 percent of CEDIT and Special CEDIT revenues would be earmarked for road work and 25 percent left to be used for other economic development activities.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 10:31
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?West Washington School Board adopts 2009 budget PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
    At the West Washington School Board meeting held on Monday, September 15, Superintendent Jackson recommended the approval to adopt the 2009 budget, capital projects, debt service, transportation, bus replacement, Special Ed Preschool and retirement severance bond pension fund.
    The board passed the recommendation 6-0.
    Brain Farmer took the oath of office to become the newest member of the West Washington School Board.
    All minutes and claims were approved.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 10:39
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?Mississippi State names student housing complex for Zacharias, formerly of Salem PDF Print E-mail
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Wednesday, 24 September 2008 00:00
     Mississippi State recently dedicated its newest residence hall community in honor of president emeritus Donald W. Zacharias.
    In ceremonies Sept. 5, the university formally dedicated Zacharias Village, a complex of four student residences opened over the past few years.
    Zacharias, who continues to reside in Starkville, led the university 1985-97, the second-longest tenure in the land-grant institution’s 130-year history. Enrollment soared, growing from 12,000 to more than 15,600, and research and technology contracts more than doubled during his 12 years of leadership.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 24 September 2008 10:44
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?Salem Common Council fails to support concept of airport PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
    The City of Salem Common Council met in regular session on Monday, September 8, with all members present.
The minutes of previous meetings and all claims were approved unanimously.
    Citing a lack of specific details in a request by Salem Municipal Airport Board of Aviation Commissioners (BOAC) President, Bill Barnett, for the Council to grant the BOAC the authority to begin negotiating a lease/purchase of the existing airport for special weekend events and the eventual sale of the facility, Salem Mayor David Bower said that the Council would have to take the request under advisement.
    In telephone interviews with members of the BOAC, it was learned that multiple meetings between Bower,
Common Council President, Wally Turkhorn, different BOAC members, and the respective attorneys for the BOAC
and the Common Council have taken place in preparation for Barnett’s request on Monday night.
    “I’m not quite sure what happened Monday night,”said Barnett in a Wednesday morning interview, “I thought
we had an understanding--an agreement in concept.  All we were requesting was the support of the Council to begin
the negotiation process.”
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 14:32
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?Plans are moving forward for new HVAC system at Bradie Shrum PDF Print E-mail
Wednesday, 17 September 2008 00:00
???     The Salem Community School Board approved plans to move forward with a new HVAC system at Bradie Shrum Upper Elementary at the school board meeting held on Monday, September 8, with all members present.
    Tom Durkin with Durkin & Villalta Partners Engineering gave a presentation for the reasons to continue with this project.
    According to Durkin the school would see a significant change in the education environment and a huge decrease in the gas bill. “Usually infrastructure as to the one that is existing at Bradie Shrum  usually last 20-25 years. This one is 45 years old. You have gotten your money out of the old system.” stated Durkin.
    Also according to Durkin the total project would be started in May of 2009 and completed by the first of the 2009 school year with a cost of $1.3 to 1.6 million.
Last Updated on Wednesday, 17 September 2008 14:38
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