Marshall County Commissioners Discuss Emergency Fund Procedure for EMA Dept.


The Marshall County Commissioners will be approving resolution spelling out the procedure in obtaining emergency funds for the Emergency Management Agency.

In the case of a disaster, a way to appropriate emergency funds to the EMA Department will follow the state guidelines and will mirror the same procedure that the health department follows. The resolution will be ratified by both the commissioners and the county council.

The issue will be discussed at the commissioner’s next meeting on May 20 when EMA Director Clyde Avery will be present to discuss the specifics in the document. A public hearing on the matter may be set for June.

In other business, County Attorney Jim Clevenger told the commissioners that the town of Culver accepted the board’s agreement regarding the free use of the county’s GIS data. The data will be used as part of the town of Culver’s comprehensive plan. The Culver Town Board agreed that any information obtained by the company drawing up the comprehensive plan shall not be distributed in any other way, or a penalty will be assessed. The town would be responsible for the breach of contract which is several thousand dollars.

The commissioners also approved the agreement.