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July 23, 2013

City almost throws wrench in county storage plans

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Earlier this month, the commissioners said a new storage and office building should be constructed next to the courthouse that would solve the office and storage issues the county faces. Currently, several county offices are housed in converted homes near the county courthouse, each with their own issues.

A committee comprised of Commissioner Mike Taylor and officeholders to suggest solutions to the issue started meeting last week.

Septic system

Pete Aldrich with Lighthouse Recovery Center came before the commissioners to report a problem with the septic system on the grounds of the old county home. The county helped the Lighthouse put in the septic system three years ago and has since then turned over control of the system to the Lighthouse.

Aldrich said there is an issue with trees growing in the pond near the septic system, and he was not sure how to remedy the situation without disturbing the vegetation. Some of the vegetation is needed on the pond as it acts to help digest some of the waste.

The commissioners have kept funds in their budget in case it was needed. They told Aldrich they would look into the situation on what it would take to get rid of the trees.

Summary Box: A zoning appeals board member told the Daviess County Commissioners on Monday a building that would temporarily solve storage issues may violate city zoning code. The county was later found to be in compliance.

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