Judy Dancy presented the one-year addendum for ARC. Dancy requested permission for the County Christmas party to be held December 17. Judy inquired about waiving the 8% reduction in pay for Sharon Rock since the county previously employed her. The consensus among the commissioners was to wave the 8% reduction.
David Clouse requested that his dogs be returned that had been taken by the Fulton County Animal Control. Greg Heller said it was not up to the commissioners and that he needed to appeal at the court hearing that is scheduled for June 24, 2010.
Recess for lunch
Reconvene at 1:06 p.m.
Shannon Shepherd discussed a property in Bellwood Acres in which the owner contacted the county to see if the county would want to take over ownership. The commissioners were not interested due to problems with the property.
Mark Rodriguez presented information from Sheriff Walker Conley on property east of the jail that is for sale. The commissioners decided to discuss with the Council the possibility of purchasing the property for future use.
There was a discussion on the job matrix for setting employee salaries. Mark Rodriguez said there is a committee forming to consider adoption of the job matrix policy.
Greg Heller discussed the need for a Home Rule ordinance to lay out the procedure that will be utilized to declare an economic recovery zone.
ORDINANCE NO. 060710
BOARD OF COMMISSIONERS OF FULTON COUNTY, INDIANA
An ordinance exercising the Home Rule powers of Fulton
County, Indiana and other matters connected therewith
WHEREAS, the Board of Commissioners (the “Board”) of Fulton County, Indiana (the “County”) may designate an economic recovery zone (the “Recovery Zone”) in accordance with Section 1401 of The American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009 (the “Stimulus Act”);
WHEREAS, the Stimulus Act authorizes counties and large municipalities to issue recovery zone economic development bonds (the “Recovery Zone Bonds”) for purposes of promoting development or other economic activity in a Recovery Zone, including to finance: (i) capital expenditures related to property located in the Recovery Zone; (ii) public infrastructure and facilities; and (iii) job training and educational programs (the “Qualified Economic Development Purpose”);