The Marshall County Council will conduct its first meeting of 2023 on Thursday, evening beginning at 6 p.m. in the second-floor meeting room of the County Building. This is a change in date and time from their prior meetings.
The first order of business will be the reorganization of the board with officers and liaison assignments and appointments to various boards.
Marshall Superior Court III Judge Matt Sarber will be back before the council again seeking approval of a $5,000 stipend for the Drug Court Coordinator through Community Corrections. The stipend was discussed during the budget process but when the salary ordinance was approved it was removed. In December he approached the county about the additional funds for additional work, but the council believed he should seek a modification of the job description and possibly move the position to a higher-paying job classification.
The County Council will hear a request from the County Health Dept. to apply for a Vaccination Insurance Reimbursement Grant and County Highway Superintendent Jason Peters will discuss the 2023 Community Crossing projects, additional adjacent paving projects, and local bridge preservation.
Liza Letsinger from WIC will bring a grant update from the WIC program and citizen Don Nunemaker wants to discuss a surplus tax study. County Sheriff Matt Hassel will present the 2023 Commissary Budget while Greg Hildebrand and Adam Thada from the County Park Department will seek approval to apply for a Community Foundation Grant.
The county council will also consider additional appropriations and transfer requests from 2022 and 2023. Also on their agenda is the first amendment to the 2023 Salary Ordinance and a resolution on the LIT (Local Income Tax) Special Purpose tax.
The County Council meeting is open to the public and comments and questions are welcome at the beginning and end of the meeting. The meeting can also be viewed online by going to the county’s webpage at www.co.marshall.in.us and scrolling down to the Watch Live Meetings link.