The Rush County Commissioners met Monday and heard from Rush County Auditor Mary Ann Beard, who reported that the county treasurer’s office is expecting a brief rush as county tax bills recently were mailed to property owners.
“Property tax bills went out last week,” Beard said.
She continued by saying the first few days after they are received are usually the busiest for the treasurer’s office.
Beard next said her office is in the process of going to a computer generated system for forms.
“We were buying forms for the office, we are phasing that out thanks to a computer program conversion,” Beard said.
She continued by saying that her office hopes to initiate the new program May 1, and if all goes well she will implement it throughout the courthouse, perhaps as early as June.
According to the auditor, the system will reduce the possibility for errors and is more legible than the current handwritten forms currently used for regular claims, mileage and payroll.
Rush County Sheriff Jeff Sherwood requested a signature on the title of a RCSD 2008 Dodge Durango. Sherwood explained that he was replacing an older vehicle in the fleet.
In an unrelated matter, Sherwood said the Rush County Jail is currently home to 40 inmates. One of those incarcerated is serving Indiana Department of Correction time and four inmates are being held without bond.
In a final matter, commissioner Bruce Levi announced emergency medical service run reports for the month of March for Carthage, Raleigh and Rush Memorial Hospital. During the previous month, Carthage medical personnel responded to seven calls for assistance, Raleigh 12 and RMH Ambulance 112. RMH also made 23 transfers to medical facilities outside of Rush County.
Contact: Frank Denzler @ 765.932.2222 X106