The Allen County Ethics Commission is scheduled to meet today to discuss a citizens ethics complaint against Allen County Councilman Paul Moss and Allen County Sheriff Ken Fries over an eyebrow-raising early-morning traffic stop.
The complaint alleges Moss and Fries violated the countys ethics policy in June when Moss refused a portable breath test and then called Fries. Moss was then allowed to get a ride home, and the sheriffs department filed no report about the stop.
Because of the heightened interest, county officials are holding the meeting in the council chambers on the garden level of Citizens Square.
The Allen County Council conducts its annual budget hearings this week by starting with a look at other government budgets.
The council, by law, now reviews the budgets of other government entities within the county, including Fort Wayne, the 20 townships and the library. The council can recommend changes, but the suggestions are non-binding.
On Thursday, expect a heated debate over Fries request for more money. The council directed county departments to cut their budgets by about 2 percent, but Fries is seeking $400,000 for new squad cars and about $1 million for inmate health care costs. The county has no choice but to pay for the medical care inmates receive.
Parks leaders want to hear residents opinions. The Board of Park Commissioners is holding a public meeting on Tuesday.
The opinions and concerns gathered will be used to prepare a comprehensive master plan. That plan will determine park improvements and programming.
City Utilities officials will present an update to City Council on the progress of the utilitys $240 million project to meet the federal mandate to improve the citys sewer system and reduce the raw sewage overflowing into city rivers.