Uitts Named Clinton County Commissioners President

Josh Uitts was named the new president of the Clinton County Commissioners Tuesday morning after former president Scott Shoemaker elected not to keep his position.

“I’m looking forward to it,” said Uitts. “It’ll be a little bit more responsibility, but we do a pretty good job of splitting things up. I’ll get a chance to run the meetings and that’ll be different.”

Uitts has been in charge of running the Drainage Board meetings which are held after the commissioners’ meetings.

Shoemaker nominated Uitts for the position and nominated Steve Woods for vice president. Both requests were approved.

Uitts said the priorities for the Commissioners in 2018 is getting the new buildings built for EMS, continue negotiations with the hospital for the finalization of their master facilities plan as well as making a big push to get water and sewer connections from Jefferson to Interstate 65. He added they are waiting to hear any day from American Structure Point on what the necessary upgrades will be for the Clinton County Courthouse.

The Commissioners also approved a request by Clinton County Treasurer Carol Bartley to hold a certificate sale on Wednesday, March 21, in the Commissioners meeting room at the Courthouse. The sale has been held at the Frankfort Community Public Library. However, Bartley said she thinks the Commissioners meeting room will be fine because there has been less attendance at the sale in recent times.

Bartley added there are currently 38 parcels available with a total of $113,000 gross taxes due.