Commissioners pay last payment on Tempur Sealy water project


The last part for the Tempur Sealy water project has been completed after commissioners approved a payment of $1,314,015.37 to Indiana American Water.

The water company, along with the railroad company CSX, completed construction for infrastructure. This is the last of four payments which were generated from a Taxable Economic Development Revenue Bond.

“This is the last thing to do for the Tempur Sealy project,” Montgomery County Commission President John Frey said. “It feels good.”

Commissioners signed an resolution stating the courthouse is in need of repairs. The resolution begins the project and states the county must obtain two appraisals on the courthouse.

The Indiana Department of Transportation will be closing U.S. 136 E due to a construction project over Raccoon Creek. Commissioners approved INDOT’s request to use C.R. 600S and C.R. 1050E for a detour. The state agrees to repair any damage the roads may sustain from increased traffic.

Parkersburg resident Dwayne L. Scott petitioned the commissioners to vacate an unimproved alley and Jackson Street in Parkersburg. Commissioners conducted a public hearing before the regular meeting. No one spoke for or against the request. Commissioners will act on the petition May 28.

Commissioners approved the purchase of a new truck from York Automotive Group in the amount of $48,127 for the health department. York submitted the lowest bid. The source of funds is already in the health department’s budget.

Commissioners accepted a bid from Mark Roberts of $200 per acre on 4.77 acres the county owns near the proposed U.S. 136 East and Nucor Road overpass. The lease is for two years. The project is scheduled to begin in 2026.

The county’s Emergency Management  will contract with Resilient Strategies, Inc. for facilitation of the required annual Tabletop Exercise. The contract is in the amount of $5,495.

Due to Memorial Day, the next commissioners’ meeting is moved to 8 a.m. May 28.