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June 19, 2012

Fountain commissioners approve dust control methods

COVINGTON, Ind. — Fountain County Commissioners approved a plan Monday night to allow residents of gravel roads in the county to utilize dust control methods in front of their homes.

Highway superintendent Rusty Peevler and county attorney Tom O’Connor prepared an application that residents must fill out before applying anything to the roads.

"This will allow any residents to do this," said commissioner Walt Wilson, chairman of the commissioners. "The county can’t afford it anymore."

O’Connor added: "This allows them buy from anyone after getting approval."

In other business, commissioners:

Heard a request from Carolyn Carlson to closed a road an eighth of a mile from County Road 750 North to Rob Roy Road south of Attica, Ind. Carlson owns land on both sides of the road.

Carlson must publish a legal notice requesting the road closure before the commissioners can act on it.

Will go to the county council for $65,781 for three new vehicles for the sheriff’s department and $4,657.46 for a convection oven and deep fryer for the kitchen at the jail.

Approved a request for five new computers for the treasurer’s office and to go the county council for $5,185 to fund them.

Signed the Internet publishing agreement with DoxPop for the recorder’s office that allows public access. The commissioners approved it the last meeting.

Learned from Joe Whitaker, emergency management agency director, that Fountain County is under a no-burn policy until further notice.

Will have an executive meeting at 10 a.m. EDT Wednesday to discuss possible litigation and personnel.

WHAT’S NEXT

The Fountain County Commissioners will meet at 8:30 a.m. EDT July 2 at the courthouse.

 

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