Dearborn County Commissioners’ Proceedings – Dec 1880

Proceedings of the December 1880 Session of the Dearborn County, Indiana Commissioners appeared in:
Lawrenceburg Register – 16 Dec 1880 – Page 4, Column 2


The Commissioners have abated the delinquent taxes on church parsonages.

William Ritter is allowed $40 per year regular allowance.

H. H. Sutton appointed physician for the poor of Washington township at a yearly salary of $35.

The contract for the use of the Selden bookkeeping is renewed, and the county is given the perpetual right to use the same for $700.

The County Commissioners are almost buried under petitions for the opening of new and repairing of old highways.

All order was made that in no case would any compensation be allowed for medical attention rendered other than by the regular township physician, unless it was in a very desperate case. Another leak stopped.

The Commissioners have had under consideration for several years the feasibility of erecting a suitable Poor Asylum for the paupers of our county. The expense of providing for the poor under the present system has grown to be cumbersome and expensive. The Board on Tuesday took under advisement the propriety of erecting a new building on the poor farm, believing that in so doing it would be a matter of economy to the taxpayers, and the poor could be better cared for than at present. Mr. Bosse, the new Commissioner, thinks that we need a poor Asylum, but at this time it would not be economical to build. Mr. Briggs and Mr. Hoff are of a different turn of mind and think it is economy to build. Auditor Pattison was ordered to go to Floyd county and prepare a plan for a building similar to the poor building of that county. The cost of the building, if erected, will not exceed $9,000. The Board will meet in special session on January 24th for the further consideration of the subject.