Commissioners Renew Transportation Contract, Accept JFS Funds

The Marion County Commissioners on Thursday accepted excess funds from Wood County Department of Job and Family Services, renewed a contract for transportation services with two local companies, and heard a reminder about dog licensing.

Commissioners Report for June 21

At their regular meeting on Thursday, June 21, the Marion County Commissioners approved the employment of Shirley Harper as a full-time case manager at Marion County Job and Family Services. She will fill a vacancy in the Income Maintenance Unit.

Government Offices Closing for Holiday

In observation of the Memorial Day holiday, all divisions of Marion Public Health will be closed on Monday, May 28, 2012. The closing will include the WIC office and the Environmental Health, Public Health Nursing, Vital Statistics and Administrative Divisions.

Commissioners Look at CDBG Project Proposals

The Marion County Commissioners last week got their first look at the projects proposed for funding through Community Development Block Grant (CDBG) monies. The proposals include projects in the villages of LaRue, Morral, Prospect, and Green Camp, as well as Marion Township.

County Revenue’s Outpacing Expenses

The latest figures show that Marion County is bringing in more money than it is spending. While these numbers can and do change daily, the Marion County Commissioners Tuesday expressed cautious hope that 2010 will continue on this course and end with a surplus in the General Fund.

Commissioners Honor Watts for Service

The Marion County Commissioners approved a resolution to posthumously honor a former school teacher, dog warden, and village mayor who died in a car crash earlier this week. The Commissioners also orders County flags to be flown at half-staff.

Lodging Taxes and Burial Expenses at Commissioners’ Meeting

The Marion County Commissioners Tuesday approved the transfer of lodging taxes to the Marion Area Convention and Visitors Bureau (CVB) and funding a portion of burial costs for an indigent veteran.

Commissioners Approve Several Agreements

The Marion County Commissioners approved several agreements during their meeting today (Tuesday, June 22) including with the Popcorn Festival, Family and Children First Council, and Job and Family Services.

Commissioners – New Bridge for Bid, Grant Funds Advanced

The Marion County Commissioners Tuesday approved bidding out the construction of a bridge replacement and advanced funds for a court program that will be paid back with grant funds.

Commissioners Approve Parking Lot Paving

The Marion County Commissioners Thursday approved a bid to pave a parking lot at the Beidler Center, part of the Marion County Board of Developmental Disabilities.