The Porter County
Council will meet at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 24, at the Administration
Center, Suite 205, 155 Indiana Ave. in Valparaiso.
At that meeting the
council is scheduled to consider a raft of intradepartmental fund transfers.
Of particular note:
a request by the Commissioners to use $1.2 million in the Hospital Proceeds
Fund to purchase 800-megahertz radios for police and fire departments in the
county unable to afford them on their own. The radios are state-mandated,
are intended to get county PDs and FDs on the state communications grid, and
are expected to improve departments’ communications with County 911.
Other transfers on
the agenda include the following:
* $170,000 from the
Substance Abuse Council’s Grant Fund to its Local Government Remittances
Fund, for grant awards to local communities from the Counter Measure fees
received from the courts.
* $70,000 from the
Sheriff’s General Fund to Sheriff’s Overtime. Any portion of that transfer
not used this year will be returned to the General Fund.
* $10,000 from
Motor Vehicle Highway to the Highway Department’s Auto, Truck, and Equipment
Fund, for unexpected vehicle repairs and parts.
* $6,000 from the
EMA’s General Fund to EMA’s Salaries, to cover a shortage incurred by the
payout of the previous EMA director and the hiring of a new one.