Port authority requests support with dock costs

John Bunger, representing the Rising Sun Ohio County Port Authority, appeared before Rising Sun City Council this month to update council on the board’s ongoing plans.

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John Bunger, representing the Rising Sun Ohio County Port Authority, appeared before Rising Sun City Council this month to update council on the board’s ongoing plans. 

   Don Thomason, port authority president, sent a report of funds used in hiring the GRW engineering firm. Thomason requested the city budget  $23,555 in 2019 to cover GRW costs. GRW is working on developing a debris deflector as part of boat dock improvements on the city’s riverfront.

   City council approved an additional $1500 of a $3000 request by county historian Cliff Thies. The money is in additional to previous funds approved for renovation of the civil war monument at Union Cemetery. Thies had put in for a grant but received just $5000. He was told to ask the county to match the $1500.

   A thank you was received from Denise Singler, retiring as administrator at the police department.

   Resolution 2018-10 was approved for establishing parameters for city employee Health Reimbursement Accounts. 

   Furnace and roof work bids were reviewed.

   Additional appropriations of $40,000 was approved for use as part of an LED grant from the Rising Sun Regional Foundation.

  Resident Bob White expressed concern over the length of leaf collection as many trees did not lose their leaves until after the city leaf pick up deadline.