BY DENNIS BARTLOW
COVINGTON, Ind. —
More than half of the cost of the new Fountain County Emergency Medical Services building east of U.S. Route 41 came from a grant, donations and the sale of the former Med Shed.
Richard Klage, president of the Fountain County Council, updated councilmen Monday on the status of the new building.
“We have paid for the building through gifts and the Cumulative Capital Development Fund,” Klage said.
The county received a state grant for $500,000. Donations from individuals and organizations through the community foundation was $69,625. The old Med Shed in Veedersburg was sold for $91,000. Expenditures totaled $1,246,236.85. This included $7,148.75 to Deckard Engineering and Surveying of Crawfordsville; $1,142,506 to B.D. Crain, general contractor, of Covington; $68,582.10 to Holder Design, architects, of Terre Haute; and $28,000 to Anita Carpenter, grant writer, of Crawfordsville, Ind.
In other business, councilmen approved an additional $5,000 for the chief probation officer since she supervises another probation officer and $7,124 for radio updates for the Emergency Medical Services building and ambulances.
Fountain County ended 2012 in good shape, Klage told councilmen Monday.
“We had a $105,000 surplus,” he said. Fountain County had receipts of $5.9 million in the general fund and spent $5.8 million.
“I hope 2013 turns out as well,” he said.
In county business, councilmen:
Board approves lease
The North Vermillion School Board members approved the proposed lease with the North Vermillion Building Corp. for the summer 2013 projects.
Work on both buildings will begin after school is out for the summer.
Board members approved spring sports personnel: Nate O’Neall, varsity baseball coach; Shane Bowling, assistant baseball coach; Ray Hall, varsity softball coach; Chana Brown, assistant softball coach; Bill Woodard, varsity boys track coach; Lorie Turchi, varsity girls track coach; Ben Blank, assistant track coach; Kim Clarey, junior high track coach; Debbie Chew, assistant junior high track coach; and Dennis Naylor Jr. and J.W. Potter, co-varsity golf coaches.