The Christian County Board met on Tuesday evening to discuss ordinances, new and old business, and to say goodbye to some old friends of the board. One of the major topics that was up for discussion was the dissolvement of the Christian Montgomery Emergency Management Agency Agreements. With the resignation of ChrisMont EMA Director Greg Niemmo, Chairman Matt Wells asked the board if they wanted to get out of the agreement by giving the 90-day notice to dissolve the intergovernmental agreement. Treasurer Betty Asmussen spoke to the board on some concerns that she had including both counties thinking the other county owed the other money.
Matt Wells says that he is going to try to find out if they have any grants that haven’t been applied for and to communicate with Montgomery County. Asmussen says there is a lot of money that needs to be reimbursed but Wells says that he is working hard to get to the bottom of what is going on.
Wells says that he believed that Christian County got shortchanged and they want to make sure that Montgomery County got some of the bills and that things were even.
The motion to approve and recommend that County board Chairman Matt Wells to dissolve the consolidated EMA Services passed unanimously.
In other news; a moment of silence was held for former longtime board Chairman John Curtin. Mike Gianasi was recognized as well for his time with the board. Longtime assistant Jan Bland announced her retirement and was recognized by the board for her long service. A proclamation was issued that March 16 is Jan Bland day in Christian County. The next county board meeting is set for April 20th.