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12/26/2013 3:00:00 PM
Commissioners OK emergency siren tests

The Switzerland County Commissioners met on Monday, December 16th in a regular scheduled meeting.

Switzerland County Emergency Management Agency director Connie Wallace asked the commissioners to approve the testing of the emergency siren system for the towns of Vevay and Patriot.

The testing will be done on the first Wednesday of every month, and will begin on Wednesday, January 8th.

The commissioners approved this request.


In other business discussed by the commissioners:

- A letter to the Commissioners from Switzerland County Tourism was read.

The letter stated that Tourism has planned to have Sleepy Hollow on the first weekend of October, 2014. This would be a conflict with the Bavarian Beer Bash that is being organized.

Some discussion followed be a few people in the crowd and the Commissioners. The commissioners advised the Bavarian Beer Bash group to try to work things out with Tourism.

No action was taken at this time.

- The redistricting contract was on the agenda. The Commissioners were hesitant to spend $12,000 to establish new districts so no action was taken.

- Switzerland County EMS director Randy See presented the 2014 EMS contract, and it was approved by the commissioners.

- It was announced that the surplus of three county-owned vehicles have been sold. The Durango was sold for $500; the S-10 for $350; and the Crown Vic brought $700.

- There is an opening on the Southeastern Indiana Regional Planning Commission board of directors. The board meets one time a month at 10 a.m. in Versailles. If anyone is interested please contact the Commissioners.

- The commissioners approved the purchase of new signs to be placed on both ends of Markland Pike. The new signs will inform the restriction of semi traffic on the road.

- Rosemary Bovard

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