Tuesday, January 19, 2010

Putnam County OKs Voing Precinct Upgrades

Almost every vote was unanimous as the Putnam County commission met Monday night. Commissioners voted 21-to-0 to take $10,000 from the county's fund balance in order to pay for upgrades needed to bring voting precincts into compliance with handicapped accessbility standards. They also voted unanimously to approve the application for a $300,000 community development block grant, which -- if approved -- would help pay for the purchase of a new fire truck. Any excess funds from the grant could be used to purchase other fire equipment. There was, however, some disagreement over the appointment of a member to the Parks and Recreation board, as one commissioner cast a "no" vote. Meanwhile, a separate commissioner voted "no" on the ratification of the county's budget committee, which began their work with an organizational session after the commission meeting.