The Porter County
Council will meet for its regular meeting on Tuesday at 5:30 p.m. in Room
205 of the County Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.
The Council will
first hear requests from the Board of Commissioners to make payments for
construction of the new Animal Shelter. One of the requests is to
appropriate $963,568 from Hospital Sales Proceeds and another $1 million
from the Animal Shelter Donations fund. Next the Commissioners will ask the
Council to approve $16,250 in hospital sale interest for an invoice from
Capital Cities which is the financial advisor for the Porter County
Government Nonprofit Charitable Foundation.
highlights include an additional of $58,125 to be appropriated in a grant
fund for Brincka-Cross Gardens. The money is for a reimbursable grant to
purchase land adjacent to Brincka-Cross Gardens County Park. The Parks
Department will request to appropriate $7,750 from its non-reverting fund
for the land purchase and a transfer of $14,500 from other supplies to event
expenses for summer camp field trip expenses. It also seeks $7,500 from a
National Association of Realtors Grant to complete a community needs
Judge Roger Bradfordís Court will ask to appropriate $70,000 in the Jury Pay
Fund for expenses.
The Memorial Opera
House requests to appropriate $25,000 to advertising and $13,000 to
contractual services from funds received from the County Tourism Bureau. The
Expo Center is requesting $20,000 be appropriated for advertising from venue
funds it has received from the Bureau.
Department requests to appropriate $100,000 in its cumulative bridge fund
for bridge invoices, $1.7 million for paving roads from the Community
Crossings Grant Fund and $70,000 for bridge invoices.
Prosecutorís Office is requesting an additional appropriation of $10,000 in
its Domestic Violence Grant Fund for training and education.
Detention Office and the Health Department will ask the Council to adjust
salaries for two probation officers and a nursing supervisor in the Portage
Management Department is seeking to appropriate $1.8 million in contractual
services to pay for ditch maintenance. It also requests several transfers
totaling $110,000 for equipment and software and approval to create college
internships paying up to $12 per hour.
The Council will
hear a report from its attorney Harold Harper.