JAY –Delaware County Commissioners voted not to enter into an intergovernmental agreement between Delaware County Emergency Management and City of Grove Emergency Management at a regular meeting Monday.
The motion, mad by District #1 Commissioner Ken Crowder died on the floor. Neither District #2 Commissioner Billy Cornell, nor District #3 Commissioner Dave Kendrick seconded the motion.
Kendrick asked Emergency Management Director Robert Real what had changed, since the last time he heard about the agreement it had been called off.
Real responded that there was some possible misunderstanding about inventory with Grove Emergency Management, but that matters had been settled.
Crowder said, “I think it’s a mistake not to pass it.”
Cornell countered, “We’ve made mistakes before and probably will again.”
He added that he did not like some of the wording in the agreement and did not feel the agreement would be good for the county.
In other matters:
• Costs involved an archaeological survey will keep the Spavinaw bridge project on hold a little longer. The project was stalled five years ago when possible Indian artifacts were discovered at the site. The item was tabled to provide time for the archaeological firm to confer with the Bureau of Indian Affairs over the matter.
• The county budget was approved for fiscal year 08-09. The budget came in at $4,524,192.55.
• An amended five-year plan for all three districts on road construction was approved.
• A cargo trailer was transferred from Delaware County E-911 to the Delaware County Emergency Management.
• A mixed beverage license was approved for La Casita De Martin.
• A subdivision on Monkey Island to be known as Knob Hill was approved.
• An amended contract agreement between Andy Jones and the Delaware County Health Department of an abstinence program at a cost not to exceed, $1,100 for a six-month program was given the nod.
• The signing of a claim for the completion of the Grigging Road project was approved for Districts #2 and #3.
• A motion to meet with Phil Thompson, legal advisor to the board to discuss and possibly enter into an agreement with Ottawa County to house Delaware County prisoners was tabled. According to Thompson, the contract has been revised three times by Ottawa County attorneys and he has not seen a final contract for review.
The next meeting of the Delaware County Commissioners will be held Mon., Nov. 17 starting at 9 a.m. in the Commissioners Office of the Delaware County Courthouse.