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Citizens thanked for help during storm

November 15, 2012
By Casey Houser - Staff Writer ( , The Inter-Mountain

At this week's Tucker County Commission meeting, commissioners praised the volunteer efforts of county residents during Superstorm Sandy.

"I want to thank the people of Tucker County for doing what they needed to survive," Commissioner Tom Carr said.

"It was the storm of a lifetime," Commissioner Lowell Moore said. "I want to thank everyone for pulling together."

Commissioner Mike Rosenau also had praise for Tucker citizens.

"I want to thank the people of Tucker for pulling together like they did," he said.

Carr was also vocal about his desire to see more young people in volunteer positions. He said he wants a younger generation to step up and help out where they can.

In news from the County Regional Jail, Site Supervisor Dustin Luzier said several people came to the jail and several others completed their terms of community service.

"We had three new people in the month of October and three people complete for the month," he said.

He said there has been a lot of opportunity for cleanup projects following Sandy.

"I'm sure you'll have (more) requests for cleanup," Carr said.

Carr also reported that jail fees will decrease, beginning July 1. Fees will fall from approximately $48 to approximately $47.

Luzier said this doesn't seem like much, but one dollar per person can add up.

In other county news:

-The Courthouse Facilities Grant through the state has awarded $100,000 more for the completion of the next phase of courthouse restoration. This will be matched by $20,000 given by the county.

-Katherine Kahler has been appointed to the Ambulance Authority Board.

-The original completion date of Oct. 16 for the County Courthouse Annex was not met. Commissioners said crews are working hard to finish, but a new completion date has not been set.

-A fleet card has been approved for use by county workers. This debit-style card will allow workers to fill up county vehicles at area gas stations, commissioners said. Money for fuel will be awarded from the general fund for the county.

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