gradient
goingon
TODAY IS Monday September 24th
LaGrange County Weighs New Employee Requests
Tuesday Sep 11, 2018 3:40am
LaGrange, IN

The public hearing on LaGrange County’s proposed 2019 budget resumed Monday morning with personnel requests taking center stage.

Councilman Mike Strawser said he has a hard time adding $500-thousand dollars in new employees requested and wondered, "I'd like to bring up the subject of moving the work week from 35 hours a week to 40 hours a week in various departments. Would that help eliminate some of the needs for additional staffing?"

One of the first new positions questioned was for the Information and Technology Department. I-T Director Bob Murphy defended the requested position.

"It's absolutely ludicrous to me, the way this keeps expanding, as far as personnel, and equipment and everything else. If you look at it historically over the past ten years and you expect us to support that on a 40 hour work week."

County Commissioner Terry Martin supported Murphy’s request – saying that using outside contract help will cost the county more than the new position. He also thought it was important to keep a skilled staff person.

Afterwards the council voted to keep the new position in the budget and reduce the professional services line item.

Council also voted to include three of the four positions requested by the sheriff’s department and an additional maintenance position for the parks department.

(09-21-2018) • Home Invasion and Assault Suspect Caught
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Tamarac Trails, 30 E near CR 400N • Angola, IN
(09-20-2018) • Home Invasion and Assault Incident in Steuben County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: 30 E near CR 400N • Angola, IN
(09-20-2018) • Quincy Fire Department Puts Out Fire In Kitchen
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Quincy, MI
(09-20-2018) • Banks Staff to Hold Mobile Office Hours Locally
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-20-2018) • Accident Closes Southbound I-69 Thursday Morning
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Auburn, IN
(09-19-2018) • Cast Announced for 'The Undeniable Sound of Right Now' at Trine
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN
(09-19-2018) • OSHA Investigates Northwest Ohio Company
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Archbold, OH
(09-19-2018) • Noble County Teen Dies in Car Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Ligonier, IN
(09-19-2018) • Emergency Personnel Locate Lost Woman
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-19-2018) • MSD School Board Updates Policies
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Woman Found After Missing From Pokagon State Park
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Angola Officials Review Public Fire Protection Surcharge Calculations
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Building Improvements Approved for Local Angola Business
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola Common Council, Angola City Hall • Angola, IN
(09-18-2018) • Edon Looks At Charter Designation
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Edon, OH
(09-18-2018) • Trine Offers Easy Transfer for former Harrison College Students
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-17-2018) • Jury Finds Combs Guilty of Involuntary Manslaughter, Not Murder
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-17-2018) • Combs Trial in Progress Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-17-2018) • New Hampshire Woman Flees From Area Authorities
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Archbold, OH
(09-17-2018) • Murder Trial Resumes Monday
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-17-2018) • Trine Faculty Member's Article Published in History of Universities
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-17-2018) • Bryan Man Indicted On Drug Charges
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Bryan, OH
(09-14-2018) • Glendarin Access Is Challeged by Construction
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Albion, IN
(09-14-2018) • Traffic Stop on Toll Road Yields Cocaine and Marijuana
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Howe, IN
(09-13-2018) • Murder trial begins in Lagrange
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: LaGrange, IN
(09-13-2018) • Thursday US 30 Fatal Accident
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: US 30 at 250 South - Pierceton - Kosciusko County, IN
(09-13-2018) • Steuben County’s 2019 Budget Approved
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Angola, IN
(09-13-2018) • Fire Department Increase Staff With Grant
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Defiance, OH
(09-13-2018) • Candidate for Ohio Governor Visits Williams County
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Montpelier, OH
(09-13-2018) • Stabbing Suspect Enters No Contest Plea
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(09-13-2018) • Vehicles Destroyed By Fire
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Coldwater, MI
(09-13-2018) • As Many As 100,000 People May Need Emergency Shelter
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(09-13-2018) • 'Messiah' Tickets on Sale Beginning September 21
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University - T. Furth Center - 500 West Maumee Street • Angola, IN
(09-12-2018) • Red Cross Deploys
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Indianapolis, IN
(09-12-2018) • Banks Urges Students to Honor 9/11 Victims Through Support & Service
LOCATION OF NEWS ITEM: Trine University • Angola, IN