The Delaware County Board of Supervisors held their first meeting of the new year on Thursday.
The Board elected Jeff Madlom as their chairperson for 2020, with Pete Buschmann elected as vice chair.
The Board also heard an update on the County Jail and Sheriff’s Office project. John Hansen with Midwest Construction Consultants discussed an option to reduce costs by making changes to the structure – specifically in regards to cutting back on the hard-shelled tornado-proof portions of the building in the control room, training room and/or exercise area. After reviewing the possible savings of 34-thousand dollars, the Board decided they shouldn’t cut costs on safety. Hansen agreed, saying they’re also looking into cutbacks and modifications elsewhere within the project that would not impact safety. The Board went on to approve a pay application for the project at just over 38-thousand dollars. They plan to start moving dirt at the new location on the far west end of Manchester in February.
And the Delaware County Board of Supervisors approved Dollar General’s application for a new cigarette and tobacco permit application. Dollar General is building a new store on the south side of Earlville, with the permit set to go into effect on March 22nd.
photos courtesy of Janelle Tucker/KMCH