Darke County Commissioners
Get ready for
By Bob Robinson
candidates for public office in the Republican primary have been
invited to speak at the Republican Mens Club Saturday morning, 8 a.m.,
Brethren Retirement Community Employee Cafeteria. This includes
individuals in three contested races: Darke County Commissioner, Clerk
of Courts and Juvenile Probate Judge. The public is welcome.
Minutes from the last two weeks of publicly announced meetings of the
Darke County Commissioners have been posted.
County News Online began posting minutes from these meetings in April
2011. How many of you have paid any attention to them. Raise your hands.
I thought so.
Other than knowing what the people you elect are doing with your tax
money, there are two very good reasons for checking out these minutes
on a regular basis…
1. You will be asked to choose two Commissioners in the fall to serve
you for the next four years. Mike Rhoades is up for reelection, but he
is running unopposed. He will serve another four years. Diane Delaplane
is up for reelection and IS opposed. Her challenger is Aaron Ward. One
of them will prevail in March. The winner will be unopposed in
November. That individual will serve you for the next four years.
2. The other reason is the subject of Friday’s and today’s lead
stories. A new tax increase. Find out the reasons for them so that when
the time comes you can provide your local representatives with
reasoned, informed answers to their question: Will you support it if it
is put on the ballot?
When I ran for County Commissioner two years ago, one of the things I
heard constantly was “I don’t know what’s going on because
Commissioners meet on weekday afternoons and I have to work.” With the
cooperation of the Commissioners Office, County News Online posts the
minutes of those meetings. You can read them at your leisure. And
Commissioners are available to answer questions you may have after
reading them. Simply call 547-7370 Monday, Wednesday or Friday.
Regularly scheduled meetings are Mondays and Wednesdays at 1:30 p.m.
You have no excuse. Get informed. Get ready for March 6.
For Monday, January 30, 2012, click here
For Tuesday, February 1, 2012, click here
For Monday, February 6, 2012, click here
For Wednesday, February 8, 2012, click here
For a listing of all regularly scheduled public meetings, click here
To see the story, Commissioners considering sale tax for 911 Service,