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Commission Looks At Committee Assignments, Rescue Funding

EL DORADO – The Butler County Commission concluded their meeting Tuesday after several lengthy discussions.

While the discussions mostly revolved around retention within the sheriff’s department, other issues of business were discussed as well.

The first order of the day was a happy one as Myrna Rogers of the American Legion presented commissioners and several others with certificates of thanks for hosting and participating in Government Day earlier this month.

Rogers reported that 255 students from five county high schools attended with 65 students registering to vote.

Discussion then ensued with county engineer Daryl Lutz seeking commission input on changing the size of the Butler County Solid Waste Management Planning Committee. Currently the committee has 27 members. Lutz said in recent meetings the committee has not been able to do business due to a lack of a quorum.

Lutz proposed shrinking that number to 13 or 15 members. Commissioners encouraged Lutz to fill a 15 member group made up of representatives from the counties’ largest cities, five geographical regions, school districts, and businesses.

In other business

  • Funding for the Rescue Squad in the amount of $60,000 was approved for new rescue tools including hydraulics for vehicles to help with lifting.
  • It was approved to send Michaelson to attend a NJLCA four day training course in leadership in June or November of 2017.
  • Bids were advertised for the replacement of the Henry Creek Bridge on Meadowlark Rd for next year. They are due by Nov. 22 for approval by the commission.
  • A hearing was set for Nov. 8 for the request to close a ½ mile stretch of 140th east of Santa Fe Lake Rd., in Walnut Township.
  • The commission was advised that 300 mail in ballots were missent to residents. Clerk Don Engels said the problem was identified quickly and the right ballots are being mailed off this week as soon as election workers contact those effected.




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