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County plan to end homelessness update on Commissioner agenda

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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 Porter County.

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 support services.

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 collection agreement.

Rich Hudson will speak with the Commissioners on a memorandum of understanding regarding the MS4 program the Commissioners are currently revamping.

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 developments.

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 litigation.

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.



Posted 8/5/2013