County OKs Fair Board request



January 18, 2017 - 12:00 AM

Allen County commissioners voted unanimously Tuesday to obligate up to $30,000 for each of the next five years to make improvements to Allen County Fair buildings.

Fair board members proposed a five-year plan several months ago, and a week ago asked commissioners to provide $30,000 for roof improvements to several livestock barns.

Commissioner Jerry Daniels suggested a capital improvement fund and, in a bow to Commissioner Jim Talkington, added commissioners would have final say on bids. Talkington worried that handing over $30,000 a year might lead to a slush fund, and an urge to spend the excess without identifying need.

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