County Commission

County commission makes hiring freeze exceptions

Four exceptions were made to the county’s hiring freeze Dec. 15. St. Joseph County commissioners granted permission for District Court to fill two deputy clerk positions, Juvenile Court to fill its director/referee position and treasurer’s office to hire a deputy treasurer. In a separate matter, the board heard from emergency services director Erin Goff regarding an update on the 2020 …

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County commissioner recognized after 10 years on board

St. Joseph County officials said goodbye to the dean of the five-member county commission board Tuesday. Allen Balog is wrapping up his 10th year on the panel. That follows a four-year tenure as mayor of the Three Rivers City Commission. A resolution recognizing Balog and his contributions to the county board was approved by commissioners. Balog, a 64-year-old Three Rivers …

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Executive committee recommends several appointments

St. Joseph County commissioners recommended appointing Sarah Apwisch to the county’s Transportation Authority Board. The matter was brought up at Wednesday’s executive committee meeting. Other loose ends addressed at the meeting include the recommended re-appointments of Rick Shaffer, Dan Czajkowski and Ken Malone to the county’s Parks and Recreation Commission. Commissioners also agreed to continue meeting via Zoom as long …

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County commission approves board appointments

St. Joseph County commissioners this week approved several nominations and appointments to various boards and commissions in advance of new terms starting in 2021. They are: *Animal Control Advisory Board: Lori Lammon, Suzanne Lee and Dan Czajkowski, three-year terms. *Board of Public Works: Robert Horton, three years. *Building Authority Board: Kathy Humphreys, term expires in August. *Central Dispatch Policy Board: …

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County commission updated on committee appointments

St. Joseph County officials heard an update this week on committee appointments. During Tuesday’s executive committee meeting, board chairman Dennis Allen noted the St. Joseph County Road Commission Board has one member whose term expires at the end of the year. Allen noted two people have applied for the six-year position. He and commissioner Dan Czajkowski will represent the county …

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County commission plans in person meeting

St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners plans to hold an in-person commission meeting next month. During their executive committee meeting earlier this week, county administrator Teresa Doehring and commissioners targeted Oct. 6 as their first in-person board meeting since Feb. 18. Doerhing said the spacious commissioners’ room would allow up to 35 people to attend while still safely observe social …

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COVID-19 update on county commission agenda

Three items of new business will be discussed by the St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners today. During their twice-a-month meeting at 5 o’clock, commissioners will consider approving a grant for animal control. Other agenda items center on an Emergency Management/COVID-19 update from Emergency Management Services director Erin Goff and potential approval of a COVID-19 Preparedness and Response plan. The …

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Appointments made by county commission

Appointments to two county panels were approved during Tuesday’s St. Joseph County Board of Commissioners meeting. John Gelvin and Sarah Apwisch were appointed to the Commission On Aging Board. Commissioner Al Balog said he and Commissioner Ken Malone, along with COA director Tim Stoll, interviewed both candidates. Balog said Gelvin and Apwisch will be great additions to the COA board. …

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County commission meeting canceled

Teresa Doehring, St. Joseph County administrator, announced that Tuesday’s county commission meeting has been canceled. County officials are scheduled to not meet again until their March 11 executive committee meeting, followed by the next regularly scheduled county commission meeting March 17.

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County commission makes hiring freeze exceptions

Two exceptions were made this week to St. Joseph County’s self-imposed hiring freeze. County commissioners Tuesday granted requests from district court and the prosecutor’s office to fill vacancies considered essential. District court was in need of a probation officer, a position vacant since the start of the month. Officials said the job is critical because a probation officer provides a …

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