The Commercial-News, Danville, IL

November 19, 2012

Fountain OKs nepotism rule


COVINGTON, Ind. — Hiring relatives will be forbidden in Indiana government.

The Fountain County Council signed the agreement Monday. The state law went into effect July 1, and councilmen were required to sign it by Dec. 31.

Current employees are “grandfathered in,” but no future employees can be relatives, and councilmen cannot approve contracts where they have family connections.

In other business, councilmen:

“Everything is going real well,” said council president Richard Klage.

“It is pretty exciting,” said Virginia Schrerer, ambulance director.

What’s next

The Fountain County Council will meet at 9 a.m. EST Dec. 10 at the courthouse.