During Monday’s Marshall County Commissioners meeting, Commissioner Kevin Overmyer presented to the board of commissioners a Conflict-of-Interest statement.

Overmyer explained that he and his wife signed an agreement with Tenaska Swift Energy on October 21, 2021, to lease ground they own for energy storage. He said the option is for 5 years and the extent of the lease term is for 20 years. The Overmyers expect to receive option payments and after the option period ends they will receive annual lease payments.

Commissioner Overmyer said during the meeting, “Up to this point there was no need for me to sign this at that time.  I understand that there is going to be action taken by the Marshall County Plan Commission this month on this, so I just wanted to put this out to the public that I have signed a Conflict of Interest.” 

Commissioner Stan Klotz asked Overmyer if he was filing the Conflict of Interest with the Marshall County Clerks’ Office and he said he was.  Overmyer also shared the paperwork with the County Plan Director, HR Administrator, and County Auditor.

The reason Overmyer filed a Conflict of Interest is due to the battery energy storage project looking to locate near the Burr Oak NIPSCO substation.  Overmyer has property Tenaska has interest in for the battery storage facility and he is also a member of the Marshall County Plan Commission.