Inaugural “Orange/Blue Blowout” games to be held at SCMS PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    Silver Creek Middle School is proud to present an incredible evening of fun and entertainment on Friday, February 27 at 6 p.m. in the gymnasium at the school.
    As an opportunity to raise funds for academic school trips and to make a donation to the Leukemia Foundation in honor of one of Silver Creek Middle School's former students, Jonnae Taylor, the following events will take place: first, a basketball game between the school's eighth grade girls and eighth grade boys. A trophy plaque will be given to the winner to be displayed in the school showcase; secondly, a basketball game between an “orange team” and a “blue team” of co-ed eighth grade basketball team members. A trophy plaque will be given to the winner of this game, also to be displayed in the showcase and thirdly, they will hold a basketball game between their co-ed eighth grade team members and their “teacher/staff all stars.” This game will be highlight the evening and a “Dragon Rights” trophy will be presented and showcased for the winning team.
    Entertainment at half times and between games will be provided by the Silver Creek jazz band, the Royal Sensation dance team, SCMS cheerleaders and the singing of the National Anthem and the Silver Creek fight song will be presented by “The Singing Dragons.”
    Disc jockeys from Spin Around Sound will be the Masters of Ceremonies and provide music to rock the Dragon Den.
    The concession stand will be serving Vicario's Pizza, hot dogs, nachos and snacks. The cost of the event is $3 per person.
    Each of the school's sixth, seventh and eighth grade classes are asked to show their spirit by filling the stands with their classmates and the winning grade will display a banner in its hallway showing that grade to have the true “Heart of the Dragon.”
    The public is invited to attend this great evening of fun. For more information please call the school at 246-4421.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:34
 
CASA seeking community groups to speak to PDF Print E-mail
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Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    The Court Appointed Special Advocate Program (CASA- The Voice of Clark County's Children) is seeking community and church groups in Clark County to speak to about the CASA Program. The CASA Program trains volunteers to advocate for the best interests of abused and neglected children.
    A five-minute program, a nine-minute program or a 12-minute program is available for groups interested in learning more about opportunities to volunteer in the CASA program.
    Please contact Elizabeth Wilson at 812-285-0743.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:38
 
Commissioners favor County Planning Commission PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
    Prompted by issues brought forth by Debbie Schreiber and Diana Green concerning policies and procedures for subdividing land, the Commissioners agreed that the time has come to revisit the issue of establishing a County Planning Commission.  Back in 1996, a County Planning Commission (CPC) was established but not without controversy and substantial opposition.  In April of 1997, a newly elected Board of Commissioners did away with the CPC.
    Commissioner John Mishler pointed to the issue as one of the key planks in his platform as a candidate.  “Now is the time for a County Planning Commission to be formed.” said Mishler.  As outlined in a subsequent telephone interview, a CPC would be appointed and that group would oversee the development of a county-wide land usage plan.  The makeup of the CPC is yet undetermined but one suggestion floating around is to have a representative from each of the townships in the county to be appointed.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:41
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County Council and Commissioners meet with Park Board PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
?    In a rare joint meeting involving the Washington County Council, the Washington County Board of Commissioners, and the Washington County Park Board, the financial well-being of the Delaney Park operation was the main topic of discussion on Monday, February 2.  
    According to Park Manager, Chris Strange, revenues are up over the last few years.  Furthermore, Strange told the Commissioners and Council members that the county only pays 12 per cent of the park's $465,000 yearly budget.  Strange questioned if any other county department with revenue could say the same.  Council President, Mark Manship, noted that the park is $140,000 in the red at present but much of that has to do with the late property tax distribution. Stating that Delaney Park is truly an asset for Washington County, Manship went on to say that the Council's concern is that with diminishing tax revenues, it is imperative to evaluate all county services, both essential and non-essential.
    Park Board President, Paul Jolly, indicated that all options are on the table to improve the financial condition of the park.  According to Jolly, fees have been increased for 2009 and serious consideration is being given to closing the restaurant.  In addition, the park's tax rate will increase for 2009 and thus so will the amount of property tax revenue earmarked for the park's operation.  By most estimations, the increased tax rate will generate approximately $200,000 for the park's operation.
    At the end of the joint meeting, all parties agreed that better communication need to take place and that more timely adjustments to the park's budget need to be made to offset decreases in revenue.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:45
 
County Council okays EMA/911 position PDF Print E-mail
Thursday, 12 February 2009 00:00
?    The Washington County Council met in regular session on Monday, February 2, with all members present;  the minutes of previous meetings and all claims were approved unanimously.
    As the first order of business after the conclusion of a joint meeting with the Board of Commissioners and the Park Board, the Council acted upon a recommendation from the Commissioners about combining the positions of Emergency Management Director and 911 Coordinator.  With a unanimously vote, the Council approved a request to amend the salary ordinance to reflect a salary of $35,000 for the new combined position and a $1500/year stipend for an assistant to the new director.
    In other business, the Council heard from Washington County Treasurer, Bob Woodward, about a budgetary problem recently discovered in his office.  According to Woodward, the bill for preparation of the property tax statements is nearly $6000 more than what was put into the 2009 budget for that expense.  After a discussion on the possibility of doing the process in house, it was determined that an addition would have to be made to the Treasurer’s Office’s budget and that the appropriate legal notice for that addition would be advertised.
    Manship asked if the county has a “layoff” policy.  Manship emphasized that with current economic conditions, he would prefer to look at establishing such a policy now rather than at a time if layoffs became necessary.  Apparently, no such policy exists and it was agreed that research needs to be done on the subject.
    With no further business to conduct, the Council adjourned until its next regularly scheduled meeting on March 2.
Last Updated on Thursday, 12 February 2009 13:45
 
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