INDOT Representative to Visit

Representatives of the Indiana Department of Transportation will be coming to Jay County to discuss concerns about the state of local highways.

Portland Mayor Randy Geesaman told Jay County Commissioners on Monday that after an editorial critical of INDOT appeared in The Commercial Review, state officials suggested a meeting to hear local concerns.

Geesaman said Brandye Hendrickson, INDOT Deputy Commissioner for the Greenfield District, offered to set up the meeting.

Though no date has been set, commissioners decided Monday that county engineer Dan Watson should attend to represent the county’s interests.

Commissioners also met with Craig Frazee of Dynamic Business Solutions of Portland to discuss a complete overhaul of the county’s website. Frazee is expected to return to the commissioners next week with a proposal.

In other business, the commissioners:

•Agreed to look into options to repair or replace the doors on the barn at the Jay County Retirement Center. County council president Mike Leonhard told commissioners he believes the doors should be replaced as soon as possible.

•Asked county auditor Anna Culy to get quotes for a new server for the courthouse computer system.

•Approved use of courthouse restroom facilities during a May 16 cruise-in sponsored by Arch Bridge Kroozers.

•Suggested county surveyor Brad Daniels meet with members of the Jay County Fair Board, the Jayland Trotters Association and Tri-State Gas Engine and Tractor Association to discuss drainage issues at Jay County Fairgrounds. Daniels said about 500 feet of 15-inch tile needs to be replaced.