Neighborhood stabilization program, revenue plan approved

Cheryl Curry from the Regional Port Authority (PA) presented the Neighborhood Stabilization Program Revenue Plan to the commissioners for approval.

The PA administers the program which enables the refurbishing and selling of vacant and foreclosed homes to qualified buyers.

Janice Hoppes, Clerk and Recorder presented two tax abatement/add-ons which were approved.

One was for the cancelation of $1,417.57 for a transfer split that was not processed correctly; and the second, an add-on for $1,422.79 also a transfer/split not processed correctly. The motion to approve passed on a 2-0 vote.

The commissioners authorized R-17, an amendment to the WIC Program (Women, Infants and Children). The budget for the WIC program remains the same, $17,404, just the distribution of various funds have changed.

Resolution-18 was passed as well. It deals with authorizing budget amendments to the general fund where the budget for the county health nurse, be corrected for vaccines, with the prior amount being $3,000 to the new amount of $37,000.

The measure passed on a vote of 2-0 with commissioners Cynthia Johnson and Sandy Broesder voting. Commissioner Joe Christiaens was absent due to an illness.

The commissioners OK’d R-20, declaring a snowplow as surplus property and that it is in the best interest of the county to conduct a sale.

The plow is valued at $200 and will be sold at a public sale by sealed bid, to be opened on Dec. 19 at 10 a.m. in the commissioner’s office of the courthouse.

In other business, Broesder moved to designate Stockman Bank as the depository for direct deposit CDBG (Community Development Block Grant) funds and to certify commissioners Johnson, Broesder, Christiaens, and Clerk and Recorder Janice Hoppes as the authorized signors for requests for payment of the CDBG grant funds for the Brady County Water and Sewer District.

The motion passed on a vote of 2-0.

The commissioners meet every Wednesday at 10 a.m. in their office at the courthouse.

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