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January 18, 2013

Clark commissioners table 911 agreement

Agreement with Jeffersonville on animal shelter hinted at



The commissioners unanimously voted to reaffirm their support in principle for an agreement reached between the board and members of the Jeffersonville City Council in the fall relating to the funding of the J.B. Ogle Animal Shelter. 

The agreement was never ratified by the Jeffersonville City Council because of the timing, Perkins said. 

“They wanted to delay it until after the election, because at that time the election process was rolling,” Perkins said. “So it never proceeded from that. But the agreement was reached and ... it was, I feel, fair for the county and fair for the city. Some back monies were going to be paid. Monies in the future were lined out.” 

Details of the agreement were not disclosed. The Jeffersonville City Council is scheduled to meet Tuesday. 

Although a formal interlocal agreement between the county and the city of Jeffersonville to fund the shelter has not been in place since 1999, the county annually paid $66,000 through 2009. Jeffersonville Mayor Mike Moore has said at previous commissioners’ meetings that the county owes Jeffersonville $198,000.



The council unanimously approved authorization of a request for proposal for a road providing a direct route from the River Ridge Commerce Center to Clark County Regional Airport. 

The county received $2 million in credits from the Indiana Department of Transportation when it took over the Lewis and Clark Parkway overpass over Browns Station Way in Clarksville. Those credits can be applied to the 20 percent of total costs the county pays on INDOT-approved projects, which means if the road costs less than $10 million, the county would essentially pay nothing. Perkins says that’s very possible. 

“If the project is $10 million or less, we’re done,” he said. 



The commissioners made three appointments at the meeting. 

To the Clark County Board of Aviation Commissioners, the county commissioners appointed Matthew Lowe. Lowe is an employee of the Army Corps of Engineers and a graduate of the engineering program at Purdue University. 

To the Clark County Common Wage Board, the commissioners appointed Jennifer McFarland. Finally, the commissioners re-appointed Jim Becker to the Clark-Floyd Counties Convention and Tourism Bureau. 

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