The Morgan County Commission, in their meeting Monday, Nov. 25, chose local solutions and ended up saving the county money, as they voted to change suppliers for their bottled water and commercial floor mats.
Lindyspring, a locally owned bottled water distributor, offered to start providing water for the county at a lower rate per bottle and per cooler. They will also be waiving their monthly deposit. This will save the county approximately $250 per year. The change will go into effect approximately Jan. 1. The county’s current water provider is Culligan.
In another cost-saving move, the county will be dropping their current commercial floor mat provider, Aramark, which costs the county $1,400 per month. They will purchase 11 mats locally and use the county’s own custodian to regularly clean the rugs.
SB40 Board Re-appointment
Karla Yeary Lent submitted a letter of consideration for re-appointment to remain as a member on the Morgan County SB40 Board for the Developmentally Disabled. The commission approved the re-appointment.
Disposal Items
A list of items to be disposed of, including “voted” and “not voted” ballots, absentee applications, and test ballots, from he April 4, 2017 and Nov. 7, 2017 elections.
Siren Testing
Emergency Management Director Bill DiMarsico reported regular monthly siren testing will begin in 2020. Testing will take place noon the first Thursday of every month, weather permitting.
The next meetings of the Morgan County Commission are scheduled 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dec. 10 and Tuesday, Dec. 17 at the courthouse in Versailles.
Nov. 15 Commission Meeting
The Morgan County Commission Friday, Nov. 15 approved an amendment for a vacation of part of a road in the county. Attorney Ken McCutcheon spoke with the surveyor about the Order to Vacate part of Loop Road in Mill Creek Subdivision and the petition and order “failed to except all that part lying within the right of way of Clark Road.”
Personnel issues were discussed in closed session. The commission accepted the resignation of Jon Daniels resignation from his building maintenance position.
Nov. 7 Commission Meeting
The Morgan County Commission Thursday, Nov. 7 approved the appointment of Janis Brandt to serve as a member of the Morgan County SB40 Board for the Developmentally Disabled.
Dina Dunklee, executive director of the Versailles Area Chamber of Commerce, advised the chamber is gearing up for Christmas and she would like the courthouse to participate in decorating. They have also moved the Christmas tree lighting to the park. She said they are hoping to collaborate with the other cities and get the community more involved in events like these. The Christmas tree lighting is scheduled Saturday, Dec. 7 and will have events from noon- to 5 p.m. The tree lighting will be at 5:30 pm.
The commission listened to a proposal from Allen Kimberling and Mark Black from Laurie for the upcoming budget. No action was taken.