Putnam Commissioners approve 2012 EDIT plan

Wednesday, August 8, 2012

The Putnam County Commissioners approved the appropriation of nearly $1 million in County Economic Development Income Tax (EDIT) money at their Monday meeting.

The total EDIT revenues for 2012 will be $961,245, with the biggest portions of that money going to the Putnam County Jail bond and to fund county roads.

The allocation to the jail bond is $458,975, while $450,000 will go toward roads.

The Greencastle-Putnam County Economic Development Center will receive $32,500. This is $2,500 more than the normal allotment, with the extra money going toward marketing to attract businesses to the region.

The West Central Economic Development Center will receive $9,000, and $8,000 will go to the war chest. The remaining $2,770 goes to miscellaneous items.

In other business, the commissioners made a pair of board appointments:

* Sheriff's deputy Doug Nally was appointed to the Putnam County Community Corrections Advisory Board. Nally has already served the advisory board as Sheriff Steve Fenwick's designee.

Fenwick is now serving on the board himself, but the board wants to keep Nally involved. He will now serve as a layperson on the board.

* A vacancy on the Warren Township Advisory Board was filled by Rex Parker. The term ends on Dec. 31, 2014.

The late Sharon Evans previously served in the position.

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