Friday, January 16, 2015
COUNTY ADMINISTRATOR'S EMAIL UPDATE ON COURTHOUSE ANNEX
To All Elected Officials and Department Heads:
Many of you have seen recent press regarding the courthouse annex discussion that was scheduled to be held at tonight’s County Council meeting.
Because this is a matter that personally impacts several department heads, I thought I would update you before leaving this evening so you get a timely update from our office.
Tonight, after some discussion, council and commissioners agreed to put together an informal group that includes Council president, Auditor, Treasurer, President of Board of Commissioners, County Administrator, and a handful of other key individuals to meet to review the progress to-date, options researched, open issues/questions, status of finances, funding options, and general consensus on how to proceed. There was general agreement that the space issues need to be addressed and a commitment to keep the matter moving forward to a decision. Some members of council voiced their position that, ultimately, Commissioners will have to take all under advisement and provide a recommendation and funding request for a solution in the near future. However, this will be a productive next step to allow all issues and questions to be discussed and brought to the Commissioners as they make that recommendation. It was agreed that this meeting would be scheduled in the very near future.
Also, the Commissioners want to thank Dennis Kraus, Sr. for his service to Dearborn County in his role as County Council President these many years. Due to health concerns, Mr. Kraus suggested the board nominate another member to serve as president. The board elected Randy Lyness as president and Dennis Kraus, Sr. will serve as vice president. I know you join the Commissioners in thanking Mr. Kraus for his leadership, commitment, and contributions as president. We also hope this gives him a well-deserved opportunity to put his health and family first.
Dearborn County Administrator
215B West High Street
Lawrenceburg, IN 47025
Office: (812) 532-2085
Cell: (812) 584-8761
Fax: (812) 532-2003
“You get the best efforts from others not by lighting a fire beneath them,
but by building a fire within.” --- Bob Nelson