Warsaw Board of Works approves documents for Safe Haven Baby Box

(Photo supplied/LaPorte County Sheriff's Office)

Warsaw’s baby drop-off box took another step toward becoming a reality Friday morning at the city’s Board of Works meeting.

The board approved a pair of documents that ensure the box’s installation at Warsaw-Wayne Fire Territory’s Station No. 2 on East Center Street. The first document, a memo of understanding, included language that assures the city will not incur costs for the installation or maintenance of the Safe Haven Baby Box. The second was an agreement with Right to Life of Northeast Indiana, who will pay for the box and its costs in perpetuity.

A schedule for the installation of the box has not been released.

Fire Chief Mike Wilson had two items of business with the board. The first was asking the board to sign off on the department’s attorney retainer at the same cost as last year, which the board approved.