The Porter County Commissioners will convene for their regular meeting on
Tuesday at 1 p.m. inside the Commissioners Chambers, Room 205 of the County
Administration Building, 155 Indiana Ave., Valparaiso.
According to the agenda, the board will be presented an update from the
Porter County Community Foundation on its effort to end homelessness in
The Community Foundation launched the ten-year initiative called No Place
Like Home in early 2012 along with the Porter County Coalition for
Affordable Housing aiming to provide all residents with a safe home and
Giving the update will be Barb Young of the Community Foundation and
Caroline Shook of Housing Opportunities.
Also, in requests from department heads, the Commissioners will hear from
Recycling and Waste Reduction Executive Director Therese Davis on a fee
Rich Hudson will speak with the Commissioners on a memorandum of
understanding regarding the MS4 program the Commissioners are currently
Sheriff David Lain will ask the board to approve an equipment purchase and
receive repair quotes, as well as a maintenance contract.
E-911 Communications Director John Jokantas will also have maintenance
contracts to ask the Commissionersí approval for and will discuss an
emergency medical dispatch protocol sales quote.
County Parks Superintendent Walter Lenckos will ask the Commissioners to
approve CEDIT funding for stone and asphalt to complete the new parking area
at Brincka-Cross Gardens Park.
In Plan Commission business, the Commissioners will give a first reading on
an amendment to the County Unified Development Ordinance on planned unit
Prior to the regular meeting, the Commissioners have also announced they
will be meeting in closed executive session at 12:45 p.m. to discuss
Joint meeting canceled
The Commissioners will forgo holding their 6 p.m. joint session on Tuesday
to discuss with members of the County Council the possibility of placing the
$160 million hospital sale principal into an endowment with the Porter
County Community Foundation as they wish to gather more information.