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Officials talk plans for future projects

Here’s a look at the future projects – beyond the day-to-day operations of the county – that the Warren County Commissioners discussed during Monday’s work session.

¯ Commissioner Ben Kafferlin said he would like to finish a “complete overhaul of the employee handbook,” an item he has been working with HR on over the last several months.

¯ Records storage.

¯ Broadband. “We’re all interested in broadband,” he said. “All three of us care about it a lot.”

¯ Housing for the mentally ill and intellectually disabled.

¯ A proposed co-working space and microloan program.

¯ Black fly spraying. Kafferlin described researching efforts in that area as something the “board should consider.”

¯ Brine treatment for oil and gas producers. Kafferlin said that is “something that is really hurting many of our conventional producers.” “And that’s across the Commonwealth,” Commissioner Tricia Durbin added.

¯ Kafferlin said he would like to focus on programming for inmate re-entry.

¯ The ongoing emergency radio project.

¯ Commissioner Jeff Eggleston said he wants to reconstitute marketing and redevelopment task forces to “carry out more of the initiatives” from their reports.

¯ The county’s comprehensive plan.

¯ Eggleston outlined maintenance issues — specifically, the parking lot is set to be redone in the spring, in addition to needed work at the Historical Society building and exterior painting at the courthouse.

¯ Eggleston indicated he wants to resolve an ongoing issue regarding the use of the baseball/softball complex at the Farm Colony.

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