County News # 1The Marshall County Commissioners has a number of items on their agenda last week.

Executive Director Janis Holiday from Older Adult Services was in for their quarterly report.  Holiday said they experienced a 26% reduction is transportation in 2020 due to COVID 19 which equates to about 7,000 trips.  She is seeing an improvement in the first quarter of this year with 5 more trips daily.  The commissioners also approved her quarterly invoice to INDOT in the amount of $90,940.

County Clerk, Deb VanDeMark presented the annual maintenance contract with Infinity Voting Systems.  The agreement is in the amount of $12,000.    While the cost has not increased it was noted that there are no elections this year but the maintenance agreement for the use of Microvote continues each year.

Sheriff Matt Hassel presented two quotes for three patrol vehicles in the 2021 budget.  He said the sheriff’s department would trade in two vehicles and the third vehicle bid would replace one totaled this summer.  Oliver Ford Lincoln bid Ford Explorers at $33,401 each and $6,000 trade in for a total cost of $94,203.  Country Auto bid three Dodge Durango’s at $34,544 and offered a trade in value of $6,500 for a total of $97,132.

The commissioners recommended going with the low bid of Oliver Ford for three new patrol vehicles.   Delivery will not be until spring.

County Auditor Julie Fox presented the 2020 Statement of Revenues and Expenditures for approval.  She reported that total revenues were $29,184,764.51 and expenditures were $27,528,521.87.  Fox was pleased that revenues exceeded expenditures.