Senior Center carpets kitchen

By Patricia Ann Speelman - [email protected]

SIDNEY — The Sidney-Shelby County Senior Center will get new carpet in the kitchen area, following an approval vote by its board of trustees during their regular meeting July 8.

The board also voted to increase allocations to senior clubs in Fort Loramie, Russia and Jackson Center.

The issue of rescinding part time paid benefits as part time paid leave was discussed, but tabled. The board also discussed directors and officers liability insurance and, because the current janitor is retiring, decided to contract with a cleaning company for a three-month trial period.

Executive Director Eileen Wiseman reported that 23 volunteers gave the center 682 hours of service in June. During the same month, there were 863 paid members, five new members, two deaths, 3551 visits, and an average of 148 visits per days.

Sidney City Manager Mark Cundiff reported that city finances are on target, most summer projects are ahead of schedule but street paving is slow and that proposed new laws will diminish income tax revenue to the city because people working here but living elsewhere will now pay where they live.

Shelby County Commissioner Tony Bornhorst reported that county finances are on schedule, that a celebration of the courthouse anniversary went well, that Shelby County Sheriff John Lenhart and eight deputies would travel to Cleveland to assist with security during the Republican National Convention and that there will be temporary bleachers at the fairgrounds. It is hoped that permanent grandstands can be purchased in the fall.

By Patricia Ann Speelman

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