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The Barry County Commission’s committee of the whole had a full agenda Tuesday, recommending approval for a variety of requests, including two from Barry County Undersheriff Matt Houchlei.

 

The first was for two Armor Express Vortex Level 11 bullet resistant vests for $905 each, or total of $1,810, to replace one vest passing the five year time limit and one for a new employee.

A second was for ten sets of Armor Express Threat Level 11 bullet resistant panels only at $499 each, or $4,990. The panels can be trimmed to fit into slots in the vest for added protection

 

Houchlei said the purchases are the second phase of replacing vests, this time for corrections officers, part of a general upgrade over time. The corrections officers wear the protective vests only when outside the jail transporting or guarding inmates, so last longer periods of time, Houchlei said. Funding will come from the Diverted Felons Fund.

 

The number of appointments recommended was long. They include recommendations:

 

*To appoint Nancy Kinney and Barbra Scott to one-year terms, and Patricia Giar to a two-year term on the Animal Shelter Advisory Board, all in Citizens at Large positions.

 

*To re-appoint Don Bowers and Ruth Perino to the Community Health Authority Board for three-year terms and re-appoint Jack Nadwornik to the Planning Commission for a three-year term.

 

*To re-appoint Craig Stolsonburg Citizen at Large and Commissioner David Jackson as a commission representative to the Tax Allocation Board for one year terms. Jackson was also recommended for re-appointment to the Brownfield Development Authority for a three-year term.

 

*To appoint Hastings Township Supervisor Jim Brown as General Public and Stuart Cowan from the solid waste industry on the Solid Waste Oversight Committee for the remainder of three-year terms that expire on Oct. 31, 2020.

 

*To approve the fourth year of a five-year contract of Monumentation Surveyor Agreements between the county and Reynolds Land Surveying and Mapping P.C, Arrow Land Survey, Pathfinder Engineering, Inc, Crane Land Survey, Carr & Associates LLC, Exxel Engineering and Jonker Land Surveys PC for 2019, requested by County Surveyor Brian Reynolds.

 

*to approve appointments of Robert Carr, Michael Pratt, Ken Vierzen, Steven Koerber, Randall Jonker and Cindy Koster to the Barry County Remonumentation Peer Review Board and authorize the 2019 peer review agreements for state reimbursement, also requested by Reynolds.

 

 

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