August 17, 2022


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County Commissioners Asked for ARP Funds from 3 Non-Profits

The Marshall County Commissioners listened to various requests for fiscal aid using the county’s ARPA Resources for the duration of their assembly Monday.

The first ask for came from the County Council for a shortfall in the in-property 2022 Highway System for the Marshall County Freeway Office.  Past week Highway Superintendent Jason Peters explained to the Council he was quick $1.2 million in the Community Crossing jobs and the adjacent initiatives.  Previously this thirty day period the commissioners advisable the council correct the desired funds from the county’s ARP resources.  He also instructed the council he was short $1.7 million in the nearby road task accomplished by his staff.  The council proposed using the ARP money but also stated they would be prepared to suitable $1 million front the Standard Fund to enable cover the shortfall.

The commissioners discussed the shortfall and determined the greatest way to break up the money would be involving the ARP Resources and the Typical Fund.  Their suggestion to the Council will be to suitable $890,000 of the ARP Cash and deal with the remainder from the General Fund. 

The second request for ARP Money arrived from Rick Thompson from Marshall Starke Progress Middle. 

Commissioner Kevin Overmyer experienced stopped at the Centre and toured the amenities.  For the duration of his stop by, he recognized they experienced no cameras or locked doors. When he asked Thompson about that he said they are a not-for-earnings business, and the resources just aren’t obtainable.  Overmyer prompt they request some ARP Funds to aid make the youngsters and team protected in the new space we reside in. 

When they really do not have all their estimates yet it was proposed they make guaranteed the estimates include automatic notification to regulation enforcement if there was an concern. 

All 3 County Commissioners have been supportive of extra protection for Marshall Starke and prompt Thompson just take the quotations to their board of directors and have them make a suggestion to the commissioners.

The 3rd request came from the Beaman Dwelling in Warsaw.  Renae Salyer, Government Director of the domestic violence shelter advised the commissioners they had a 13% reduction in the VOCA funding which is equivalent to $42,000 to $43,000. 

Salyer said the cash asked for would give extra outreach in Marshall County, support with utilities and food stuff assistance and offer courses these types of as parenting classes, healthy marriage classes, and domestic violence classes.

The commissioners had a lot of inquiries and mentioned they wanted to finish some research.  They instructed Salyer they would search at the request and make your mind up in the subsequent various weeks.

The remaining request for ARP Funds came from Chris Garner, Executive Director of the Marshall County Community Center.

Commissioner Stan Klotz experienced pointed out helping the foods pantries with a part of the ARP Resources.  Commissioner Overmyer stopped by the Neighborhood Center and questioned if they needed assistance. 

Garner mentioned they necessary to switch the many fridges and freezers in the pantry with an outdoor combo fridge/freezer.  She claimed they approach to have the structure enclosed and it will free of charge up space in the pantry and allow for much more house in the clothes closet also. 

Garner spelled out that because COVID the way the Middle will get food donations has improved.  She mentioned they are available big provides, but their chilly and frozen house are minimal so they can only take a partial or none at all.  One particular illustration she gave was a donation of 170 turkeys for thanksgiving. She explained storing them had to be unfold out between a number of places and then they had to obtain them once again when they handed out the 200-moreover foodstuff baskets. 

The Community Center requested for $35,000 to $45,000 for the project noting that overall the overall charge would be about $120,000.  The Heart would cover the remainder of the job expenditure with cash from their Building Fund and by grants. 

The three commissioners were being supportive of the ask for for ARP funds to help with the venture.

County Auditor Julie Fox explained to the commissioner they received their 2nd and closing ARPA fund payment in the total of $4,492,537. 

The Commissioners will ask the County Council to proper half of the community in-dwelling 2022 Highway Program using ARP Cash.  The other ask for will be introduced when the ultimate figures are been given.