During Monday’s County Commissioner meeting they handled a variety of issues. 

Janis Holiday from Older Adult Services presented the reimbursement claim for the new bus they received last week. The claim to be submitted to INDOT was in the amount of $105,500 and the total cost for the bus was $117,000. Holiday told the commissioners, “This is the bus that should have arrived in 2021.” 

Marshall County Sheriff Matt Hassel presented a revised INdigital contract for the premier version of RapidSOS.  The program securely links life-saving data from connected devices, apps, and sensors to 911 and first responders globally.  The program takes the antiquated analog-based 911 system and moves it into the digital era. 

The contract is for a term of 3 years and the renewal clause was modified and now requires the signature of the next sheriff to extend the agreement. 

The County Commissioners approved the modified agreement and motioned to allow Sheriff Hassle to sign the agreement.

During Monday’s meeting County Clerk Jenny Bennitt also presented an addendum to the SBS contract.  She told the commissioners it was strongly encouraged by the county’s IT Department to move forward with the portal.

The agreement is $2,000 for the training and transfer fees and then $600 monthly.  Bennitt said she doesn’t have the money in this year’s budget, but she would seek an additional appropriation from the perpetuation fund to cover this year’s expenses and could budget the amount in her 2024 budget.

Since the County Attorney didn’t have time to review the contract received on Friday, the commissioners motioned to approve the agreement subject to review by the County Attorney and funding by the County Council.