The Rush County Commissioners met Monday and were introduced to the new Area Plan Commission director, Kevin Tolloty, by interim director, David Rogier.
Rogier has served the county APC and Board of Zoning Appeals for many years as a consultant and is familiar with the inner workings of the position and duties of the office.
Following the June resignation of then director Kate Meyer, Rogier was named interim director until a new director was hired.
It was announced Monday that Rogier will tutor Tolloty for the remainder of the month with the new APC director assuming his full duties Sept. 1.
In other matters, Rush County Sheriff Jeff Sherwood reported the inmate count at the Rush County Jail is the lowest it has been in some time, with 34 individuals currently housed at the facility.
Sherwood explained that the Indiana Department of Correction relocated a number of prisoners last week, which helped to alleviate the over-crowding problem experienced in recent months.
Sherwood next turned his attention to a recently completed jail staff analysis and jail inspection. After giving each of the county leaders a copy of the independent findings, Sherwood said the study would be discussed publicly at Wednesday’s Rush County Council meeting.
Commissioner Bruce Levi shared EMS run reports from three of the county’s ambulance services. During July, Raleigh EMS responded to 19 calls; Carthage, 16; and Rush Memorial Hospital made 103 medical runs.
Rush County Highway Superintendent Jerry Sitton was next to speak and revisited an issue from the July15 meeting regarding the idea of placing four-way stop signs at two locations in the county: the intersections of CR 365E and CR 450S and at CR 250E and CR 450S.
According to Sitton, neither of the intersections meets requirements regarding blind spots to approaching traffic, past history of accidents or residential homes in the area.