Utility Permits approved at Commissioners meeting

By Josh Sigler

Wabash County Commissioners approved two utility permits during the June 24 meeting at the Wabash County Courthouse.

The first permit was from Indiana Fiber Network, for a new fiber line along the southside of County Road 1100 North from State Road 13 to the railroad right of way.

The second permit was from Century Link, to replace 2,100 feet of cable along the southside of County Road 400 North, starting at County Road 800 West.

Sheriff Ryan Baker delivered his weekly jail report.

The Wabash County Jail’s average daily population for the last week was 123, with 27 new bookings and 12 transports.

The county was holding 39 prisoners in Miami County and five in Noble County.

The jail’s peak population was 127. The jail’s current population was 127, with 173 prisoners total.

That number included 48 Level 6 felons.

Baker also presented a memorandum of understanding between the county and MSD of Wabash County schools regarding the school resource officer positions.

The memorandum provides for the county to be reimbursed 70 percent of the salaries of the officers by MSD, as well as a percentage of fringe benefits.

The officers will spend all of their time during school hours at the schools, and then the county will have them available to perform services the remainder of the time.

The officers will be full time, with about 70 percent of their time being spent at the schools, county attorney Steve Downs explained.

The commissioners approved the memorandum and authorized the sheriff to sign the document.

Commissioner Brian Haupert announced that county EMA director Keith Walters received an award from the Indiana Association of Emergency Managers, giving him the title of Associate Emergency Manager.

And, County Auditor Marcie Shepherd announced that the county had been approved to re-establish its cumulative capital development fund.

Posted on 2019 Jul 02