Council candidates weigh building maintenance plans

Bartholomew County Commissioners are proposing a $3 million dollar a year capital projects plan, that would maintain and repair county buildings and roads.

We asked candidates for Bartholomew County Council districts 3 & 4 what they thought of the commissioners plan and if the county has been underfunding maintenance..

In Council District 3 Councilman Mark Gorbett is being challenged by Dave Jones.

All county departments should be looking further ahead, Gorbett says.

Jones laid the blame for a lack of previous planning on the commissioners.


In Council District 4 Councilman Jorge Morales is facing Tom Owens.

Morales said the county has not had enough money for regular maintenance.

Owens says the county has definitely been underfunding maintenance.