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Floyd County

May 9, 2013

Floyd County moves forward with plans for park

Council approves new budget

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NEW ALBANY —

Floyd County Prosecutor Keith Henderson swore Clark into office on Tuesday, and Fox said there are no issues surrounding the new auditor’s bond coverage. 

“He met with our bonding agent on Tuesday and the bonding agent had him approved on Tuesday and transferred the bond,” Fox said, and added Clark’s bond didn’t cost the county any more than Coddington’s. 

“It was never an issue,” Fox said. 

Clark was selected by the Floyd County Republican Party during a caucus last month to finish the remainder of Coddington’s term. Coddington stepped down in the midst of a budget shortfall and claims that his department failed to accurately report financial information to county officials. 

 

WATER BASIN AT 4-H?

Floyd County Director of Operations Don Lopp said he plans to schedule a meeting with New Albany Stormwater Board members to discuss a proposed water basin which would be built on the 4-H Fairgrounds property off Green Valley Road to help alleviate drainage issues in the area.

While the property is owned by the county, the city has authority over stormwater issues.

The storm basin would be constructed in the rear of the property and be four to five acres in size.

“I have some very big concerns with this,” Freiberger said. “That could make it that much harder for the 4-H to grow its programs and may be detrimental to what they are doing out there.”

Lopp said members of the 4-H fair board are concerned with parking space being taken up by the basin.

“That is taking away a lot of space for a retention pond,” Bush said. “This is coming at a time when we are trying to build up programs out there and make it grow.”

 

COUNCIL APPROVES BUDGET

Prior to the commissioners’ meeting, the Floyd County Council voted on several appropriations, according to Council President John Schellenberger. Now that the additional appropriations have been made, the council will send them to the Department of Local Government Finance for certification. The appropriations total around $12.3 million.

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