County Commissioners discuss road bills and approve computer software upgrades

–  The Daviess County Commissioners on Tuesday approved contracts with CSI for computer maintenance and software upgrades in the Clerk’s Office and an application from Community Corrections for a state grant to cover project income and funding for additional programming.  Altogether the grant request totals $803,000.  Community Corrections Director Diana Snyder said she was not sure they would receive everything requested.

     In a separate matter, there were were no surprises in the latest county bridge inspection report.  The County Engineer told the commissioners that Washington’s 15th Street overhead bridge was still listed as bad and will present recommendations on upgrading the bridge at the February 9th Commissioners meeting.

Daviess County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius reported to the county commissioners on Tuesday on discussions on road funding bills being considered by the Indiana General Assembly.  Cornelius said a reliable funding source for the upgrade and maintenance of county roads is necessary.  He asked local residents concerned about county roads to call their state legislators in support of House Bill 1001 and Senate Bill 167.  Both bills are focused on funding of local roads. 

In other action    Commission President Michael Taylor reported the County Seal was being upgraded and digitized for use on computer communications.  A copy of the upgrade will be available for the public to inspect at the Auditor’s Office. 

Also, at Tuesday’s meeting, the Commissioners appointed Duffy Stradtner to the Washington Plan Commission.