Brenda Sobecki with the United Way of Daviess County briefed council members on two new programs. The first was the addition of Daviess County to a 211 system.
The 211 system, Sobecki said, will connect all the county’s resources, both government and nonprofit, into one source for information. There was no date when the telephone number will be operational.
The second program was the creation of an education initiative that will provide extra tutoring for students in the first grade at Lena Dunn Elementary school, starting later this fall.
The program, funded by the Daviess County Economic Development Foundation, will use volunteers and a paid coordinator for tutoring three nights a week and on weekends.
The initiative is set for a 10-year lifespan.
County tax abatement proceedings were begun for Shad Truelove, who wants to build a facility south of Montgomery.
Truelove said he wants to build a fiberglass filament facility that will create tanks for the gas and oil industry. He hopes to build a medium-sized plant that will hire five to six employees to start with.
The council voted to create an economic revitalization area on the property and set a public hearing for the abatement in May.
The council appointed two to the board of Daviess Community Hospital. Jo Arthur and Tyson Wagler were appointed for board. Arthur continues her appointment while Wagler replaces Ken Parsons.