The Bourbon Town Council entertained a presentation by Jackie Wright, from the Council on Aging. Wright said, “As Bourbon has a lot to offer those of any age, Marshall County Council on Aging is a partner and hopes to continue to assist those who need supportive services and transportation.”
According to Wright, The Marshall County Council on Aging provided 26,450 trips in 2018 to 1,178 unduplicated individuals. She said that transportation specifically for Bourbon totaled 639 trips to 21 unduplicated individuals.
Wright added, “When referring to the 2030 Bourbon Comprehensive Plan, there are a few specific statistics and goals regarding seniors and transportation.” She said 24 percent of the population is age 55 and up and that number is increasing.
She then asked the Council to help provide financial support and requested $3,000 per budget year. Wright said the Council on Aging can receive up to $200,000 from INDOT grants, but there must be a local match.
The Bourbon Council took the request under advisement with Council President P.J. Hanley saying he wanted to discuss the matter with the town’s Clerk/Treasurer.
Carol Anders Correspondent