In contrast to
their two previous meetings which exceeded two hours in length, the Porter
County Commissioners wrapped up their business Tuesday in less than eight
without discussion, unanimously signed off on second readings to rezone 63.5
acres between CR 650S and CR 700S and to officially raise the Jail Inmate
Booking fee from $25 to $75.
The booking fee for
the Jail will be collected once an offender is found guilty on criminal
charges. The increase is to help the County pay for its $110,000 yearly
contract with Porter-Starke Services, which offers substance abuse
David Reynolds had said that the County judges have supported the new fee
and will include it in their court orders to ensure the inmates pay it.
In other matters,
the Commissioners approved a grant agreement with the Indiana Department of
Corrections for the County Juvenile Service Center. The grant of $55,000
will help fund assessing juveniles for the Centerís alternatives initiative.
that the County Juvenile Services offer include two levels of house arrest,
day reporting and after school programs in lieu of detainment
Commissioners voted 3-0 to replace a copier in the Plan Commission office
that will reduce maintenance costs and also a new print and mail agreement
for the County Treasurerís office.
Office has selected The Masterís Touch, of Spokane, Wash. to do its mailing
for the upcoming spring tax bills.
Clancy said the price for Masters Touch is a little more than the previous
vendor but it will provide a better e-billing component which will
eventually make up the cost difference.