Now that operations have ceased at the Pleasant View Rest Home in Winamac, officials are working to keep the building secure.
Maintenance Director Jeff Johnston told the commissioners that slide bolts with padlocks have been installed to tighten up security. Johnston asked about itemized inventory, and Commissioner Terry Young commented that a partial list has been drafted. The commissioners, Johnston, and the remaining workers at the Pleasant View Rest Home will make a list and decide what to do with those items. The commissioners talked about holding an auction to get rid of the equipment that will not be utilized by other county offices.
Commissioner Bud Krohn, Jr. questioned the upkeep of the grounds now that the building is not occupied. Johnston said his department will make sure the lawn is manicured, and other outdoor needs are addressed.
The commissioners approved the final payment for Marshall County area attorney Jere Humphrey. Humphrey was hired by the county to complete the necessary paperwork to close down the county home. He assisted in the paperwork necessary to satisfy state and federal requirements. He also helped keep track of movement of the residents. His total bill came to $5,323.26. The commissioners expressed their gratitude for his service.