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County wants to share cost of bridge

Staff writer

Marion and Chase County commissions discussed bud did not make a decision about replacing a county line bridge on Clover Road north of U.S.-50.

Chase County expects traffic on the road to decrease because of another dilapidated bridge.

Replacement would cost about $512,000, but the state would pay about $368,000.

Clerk Carol Maggard suggested Marion County paying 61 percent, or $87,000, of the difference.

In other business:

  • Extension agent Ricky Roberts presented the department’s 2010 budget request of $123,000, a 2.38 percent reduction. Wages and salaries will be frozen.
  • Marion County Park and Lake was busy Memorial Day weekend, director Steve Hudson said. Visitors bought 37 camping permits with electric hook-ups, 83 tent camping permits, and 51 boat permits. Staff conducted 216 zebra mussel checks.
  • Hudson met with commissioners in closed session for five minutes to discuss personnel.
  • Florey Roofing and Construction of Halstead tentatively was selected to replace shingles on damaged roofs at county property at the lake. It bid $5,600. Other bids exceeded $10,000.
  • The county will pay $6,792 to store rescue equipment on a Marion Fire Department truck. The department will guarantee use of the truck for county rescue calls for 10 years.
  • Economic Development Director Teresa Huffman will seek bids for a minivan. Her department’s car doesn’t have enough room for materials needed at events. The appraiser’s office needs a good vehicle and would be willing to take over payments on the car, Huffman said.
  • Commissioners met behind closed doors with Huffman for 20 minutes to discuss personnel.

Last modified June 11, 2009