The Hancock County Commission will submit a grant to the Courthouse Facilities Grant to put a new roof on the Magistrate Office on North Chester Street. The Commission approved applying for the 80/20 match grant. The Magistrates’ Court building, was refurbished from an existing Dollar General Store and has experienced problems with the existing roof leaking.
The Commission approved hiring 5 full-time employees at the Animal Shelter, effective October 1. A Rabies and Microchip clinic will be held on Saturday, October 14 from 1:00 to 4:00 p.m. at the Hancock County Dog Park.
In other business, the Commission:
**Reappointed Garrett Nichols to the Hancock County Parks & Recreation Board;
**Approved a provider agreement on behalf of Juvenile Mediation Services;
**Heard from Mike Seckman, area representative of Congressman Alex Mooney, who told the Commissioners he was available to provide any assistance to them necessary;
**Reappointed April Manypenny Raines as Fiduciary Commissioner for Hancock County, effective September 2, 2023 to October 14, 2023;
**Approved 90 sick days to be used towards Thomas R. Cox’s resignation.
**The Commission will meet again Oct. 12 at 2:30 p.m.