Marshall County Commissioners Sign Grant, Get Update from Highway Department

The Marshall County Commissioners signed grant paperwork so EMA Director Clyde Avery can order equipment. The commissioners previously approved the 2014 Department of Homeland Security grant worth $20,000 to order newer 800 MHz radios to have on hand.

Highway Administrator Laurie Baker informed the commissioners that bridge inspections are ongoing. The department has gotten a bill for $78,967 for work already completed on the first phase. The inspections are about 60 percent complete. INDOT will reimburse the county for 80 percent of the cost.

Supervisor of County Highways Jason Peters also said they are collecting bids for a new roof for the salt shed. He indicated that a tin roof may be a couple of thousand dollars cheaper than any other type of roof. He will bring any information about the bids in a future meeting.