More Information Needed Before Striking Tax Listings Off County Revenue, Concrete Price Approved For Courthouse Restoration Project

WAYNE – Members with the Wayne County Board of Commissioners addressed delinquent taxes while hearing road/bridge as well as wind energy projects Tuesday morning during their September regularly scheduled meeting.

From the Wayne County Courthouse courtroom, Wayne County Treasurer, Tammy Paustian brought information to the board about cleaning up the delinquent personal taxes from the tax list. Her goal is to only have to worry about a year’s worth of unpaid taxes instead of the listing she currently has from 2005 – 2018.

The county has sent out letters and even sent Sheriff Jason Dwinell to attempt to reach out to those who are around town. Paustian will work with county attorney, Amy Miller and bring more information back to the board during their next regularly scheduled meeting in October.

Board members also approved the personal property inventories for the 2019-20 fiscal year and set a dollar value at $200 for 2020-21.

Highway superintendent, Mark Casey informed the board they will re-advertise for the track skid loader bids that were opened earlier in the month. Some of the specs that the commissioners wanted were left out. The new bid opening time will be on Tuesday, October 6 at 9:45 a.m.

Casey is also looking to move forward about setting a scrap tire event next summer. He put in for a bid of up to 400 tons at $125 per ton through Butler County. The cost could be $50,764 which includes some working costs and advertising. Wayne County will know prior to December if their bid would be accepted.

Commissioners then ended the meeting by approving the amount of $621 for the courthouse restoration project proposal request. This would be for the request of replacing the concrete under the new door on the east entrance.

The next Wayne County Board of Commissioners meeting will be on Tuesday, October 6.