Absent supers split on Horace Nye

— Still undecided

During the Aug. 1 meeting of the county board, Crown Point’s Bethany Kosmider and Lewis’ David Blades said that they were undecided on which way that were going to vote on matter, a position both still hold.

“I understand the need to be fiscally responsible,” Kosmider said. “When I look at horace Nye, there are a lot of good, valuable employees that do a real good job.”

Kosmider said that she hoped there was more “wiggle room” that could be used to decrease costs at the facility.

“I’d like to see more on the management end on if they could give up something,” Kosmider said. “It comes down to, what do we do if we go belly up as a county?”

Blades said he felt, like Connell, that there are more things that need to be discussed.

“The problem is that there is so much that didn’t come out at the meeting,” Blades said. “I have very mixed feelings on this. I have relatives that are there and have used the service, yet we need to be very fiscally responsible in 2012 because we have to live with the tax cap. There is no definitive answer.”

Blades also echoed Preston’s remarks on the need for a final decision to be made.

“It is a very hard decision for the board but in the end, it will be made,” Blades said. “It’s a very polarized topic and one that is very passionate for both sides.”

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