By Joe LaRue
joe@thepaper24-7.com
With the changes that have been ongoing in county government, it makes the various appoint committees and commissions all that much more important.
That’s why an appointment to the Montgomery County Plan Commission has the attention of Commissioner John Frey.
“It’s time to bring the next generation of leaders in on the process of what we do,” Frey told The Paper Friday.
That next generation is Jordan Burkett, the agricultural loan officer for Hoosier Heartland State Bank. Burkett is on the agenda for Monday morning’s meeting as the newest member of the Plan Commission.
“We’re really excited about this, he works at HHSB and he’s an up and coming young man,” Frey said.
Other than that, Frey said it should be a fairly routine meeting. The Paper attempted to reach Commissioner President Jim Fulwider but was unsuccessful.
The rest of the agenda calls for routine requests from different areas. County Engineer Jim Peck, will ask for signage and barricades to be place on County Road 425E during the upcoming closure scheduled for State Road 32, east of Crawfordsville. Highway Director Jeremy Phillips will request approval for a road striping bid.
Commissioners will discuss and consider a resolution to confirm the leasing of the public defender’s office at 127 E. Main St. Frey said this is, “A routine resolution. We’ve passed it every year with no trouble.”
A few more items will include an item where the highway department has placed a three-fourths ton truck up for lease and as such have placed a notice to bidders for the meeting. An ordinance, 2019-23, will be introduced. It is an amendment to the building code. A Resolution, 2019-13, will be discussed. It calls for the declaration of certain properties as worthless.
The commissioners are scheduled to meet in room 103 at the Courthouse at 8 a.m. The commissioners meet twice a month. The next meeting is scheduled for Monday, Aug. 12, at 8 a.m. in the same location.