Kosciusko County plans to send letter of support for funding bill

Kosciusko County Courthouse. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)

A request to support an upcoming Senate Bill was discussed at Tuesday’s Kosciusko County commissioners meeting.

Highway Superintendent Steve Moriarty brought forward a letter to the commissioners that support SB 207, which would change the 50/50 split of money into restricted and unrestricted motor vehicle funds to a 60/40 split. Restricted funds are used for roadway construction, reconstruction and preservation, while unrestricted funds go toward things such as plowing snow, pothole patching, signage and more.

READ: See more about Senate Bill 207 here

Moriarty said the change could help the department be more flexible in how dollars are spent, which right now are showing a shortfall in the unrestricted funds. The commissioners unanimously approved the request and the letters will be sent to Representatives Craig Snow and Curt Nisly.

A copy of one of the letters that the Kosciusko County Commissioners will send to Representative Curt Nisly, showing support of Senate Bill 207. (Photo: Nick Deranek/News Now Warsaw)