PERRY COUNTY — Commissioners reviewed several items of business at their regular meeting, April 18.
The county animal shelter repairs are progressing. The building still needs roof repairs, guttering, power washing, painting and some wiring. They are looking into a security system for the building to keep shelter employees safe. Commissioner Rebecca Thorn also said the security system will help prevent people from dropping off animals while the shelter isn’t open. In a separate interview, County Auditor Kris Hammack emphasized the animal shelter is not open, currently. They are in the process of getting the building up to code with a tentative opening date of June 1. The animal shelter is now only taking pick ups by law enforcement, Hammack said.
The public safety answering points agreement between government agencies in Perry County have been paid this year. The PSAP agreement is a shared responsibility for all government agencies to fund emergency dispatch throughout the county, centralized at Tell City Police Department.
Community Corrections received approval for 2024 grants and substance abuse court. Commissioner Randy Cole proposed using opioid funds to potentially give a second chance to people in the community who have been victims of opioids. Cole asked Community Corrections if they could be involved in the process.
C-23 ordinance was approved, which will provide funding for technology upgrades and updates.
County payroll system is the planning stages for an upgrade by An Island LLC. Current county payroll uses paper documents, where the new system would be digital, saving time and streamlining the process. The system is proposed to cost the county $6,000 a year.
The Tax Increment Financing 3 bond advance has been approved for the Troy Riverview project, which county auditors and government will mitigate, taking it over from the Perry County Development Corporation.
The county highway department is sorting how to respond to an inhabited trailer sitting along a Perry County road that is within the roadside space limit. Superintendent Steve Howell reported the trailer has no sewer or water and is too close to the road for safety. Suggestions included bringing in the sheriff office or the Department of Natural Resources.
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