Decatur County Commissioners

The Decatur County Commissioners met on Monday.

Todd Houk gave an update on the highway department. They are continuing work on CCG stone shoulders as well as mowing and patching work.

Gregg Marts with GM Development came to the board to request the end of the scoping period and to give a definitive budget for the new highway department. The budget is $11.5 million and while they guarantee it will not go over this budget, it could come in under that amount and all savings will go back to the county. They have been working with the county financial advisor on the project financing and the contract is subject to the county attorney’s final review. The budget of $11.5 million was approved.

Krista Duvall presented ordinance 2022-18 which was approved.

Kenny Buening gave an update. There have been 32 building inspections, 5 new building permits, 3 permit renewals, and 3 red tags all of which have been corrected.

The board voted to amend the motion on the sale of the St. Omar property. This is to change the wording to read “the property will be sold for $1,200” rather than specify an owner. This was approved.

The commissioners have received 2 new quotes for the clock tower repair. The 3 total quotes will be under review.

The board tabled 2 facility use requests for further information. One was for New Directions to have a display on the lawn from October 1-31. The other was for the Jaylin Strong Turkey Noodle drive thru, as they did not have a definitive date set.

The applications for the 2022 community awards through the Greensburg Decatur County Chamber of Commerce are now open until October 7.

Nora Bruns was introduced as the new 4-H educator.

There was a community member who came to the board requesting they pay their attorney fees they incurred while fighting the rezone of Hillbilly Corner. This was denied.

Morgan Schofield


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