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Decatur City Council’s final meeting of 2013 provided a major slingshot into 2014: a project that will provide a new city hall building as well as a new police station. And barring any major catastrophes, it will be done without any tax increases.
How’s that for providing a big wrapup to a year?
Adams Memorial Hospital officials have announced that information provided to hundreds of area senior citizens from United Healthcare concerning physicians covered in their Medicare Advantage Plan was partially incorrect.
AMH chief financial officer Dane Wheeler said United Healthcare members, including AARP Medicare Complete, were informed via mail recently that Adams County physicians were no longer considered providers for their plans and they would have to seek new physicians if they wished to be covered.
Decatur resident Kenny Roop has had his fill of snow — enough to last the entire winter season. Shoveling the sidewalk in front of his 11th Street home in Decatur Tuesday morning, Roop said simply, “I’m tired of it.” Area residents may be able to put their snow shovels away for awhile, with unseasonably warm temperatures and even a little rain in the forecast for later this week.
Photo by J Swygart
Data Processing Director Landon Patterson last week made another attempt at convincing the Adams County Council to consider an updated and interactive website, but was more brusquely dismissed than he was when he appeared before the council with a similar request last month.
An Amish buggy travels down an ice-covered county road Monday afternoon, just hours before a second round of snow fell on the area. After a weekend storm dropped seven inches of snow on the county, another inch of white precipitation was recorded overnight.
Photo by Mike Lamm
Ben Beer, a representative of the Indianapolis engineering firm of USI Consultants, Inc., informed Adams County Commissioners at their regular monthly meeting Monday the company’s submission of the Ceylon covered bridge rehabilitation project to the “Engineering Excellence” competition of the American Council of Engineering Companies has resulted in a State Finalist award for the firm.
From staff reports
Old Man Winter, not officially due to arrive until Dec. 21, made an early visit to Adams County over the weekend as the first substantial snowfall of the winter season left the county mostly paralyzed early Saturday morning.
Feeding our feather friends is important during times of heavy snowfall such as the county experienced over the weekend.
Photo by J Swygart
Landon Patterson, director of the Adams County Data Processing Board, requested the purchase of a software program for the scanning and storage of documents at the regular meeting of the Adams County Commissioners last week.
The program will allow for “reliable document imaging and sharing” between the clerk of courts, auditor’s and recorder’s offices, Patterson said, noting the software will not create a public portal, but is for internal use only.
The recent mention of the Indiana Innkeeper’s Tax at a meeting of the Adams County Council has spurred a Berne business to action.
Naomi Muselman, co-owner of Clock Tower Inn, appeared before the council Tuesday to express her strong opposition to any such considerations of a so-called lodging tax for Adams County.