Public safety issues dominated a meeting of the Boone County Commissioners on Tuesday.
Also at the meeting, the county’s purchasing department recommended buying 12 tactical body armor vests for the Sheriff’s Department from Precinct Police Products at a cost of $24,540. The commission did not vote on the recommendation, which was presented as a first reading.
On second reading, the commissioners approved a $3,770 budget amendment to build a deck and install a water hydrant at the Boone County Sheriff’s Department North Substation.
The commissioners also agreed to renew the 2 percent tax rate for the county’s 911 services.
In other action, the commissioners voted to allow Courtyard Square to be used for an arts showcase, sponsored by Leswood Ministries, from 5 to 11 p.m. on Sept. 30.
Keith Schnarre, presiding commissioner, alerted the body of two areas interested in voluntary annexation. The first is 2.78 acres at the southwest corner of south Route K and South Nursery Road. The other is 14.08 acres at the southeast corner of Bethel Church and Old Plank roads.
Five appointments were confirmed at the meeting. Deborah K. Schnedler was reappointed to the Boone County Regional Sewer Board of Trustees, Jessica Robinson was put on the Boone County Library Board, James D. Schepers was reappointed to the Industrial Development Authority, J. Scott Christianson was appointed to the Industrial Development Authority, Nathan D. Voris is now a member of the Board of Health, and Jerry C. Olson was put on the Building Code Commission on an interim basis.