Marshall County Supervisor Jason Peters presented a contract with Walsh and Kelly to the Marshall County Commissioners for a paving project on North Michigan Street in Plymouth.
Peters reminded the commissioners that three projects were awarded Community Crossings funds but when the bids came back the county could only fund two projects with the grant money. Those projects included Beech Road from U.S. 6 to 3B Road and South Michigan Street from Dewey Street to State Road 110.
The Marshall County Council members voted to appropriate money toward the Beech Road paving project as a Community Crossings project.
E&B Paving worked on resurfacing Beech Road from U.S. 6 to 3B Road last year. The project was included in the 2017 projects to be done in 2018, but the project was complete in 2017 as Highway Supervisor Jason Peters preferred that work to be done as soon as possible.
The Culver Town Council members discussed grant funds that were appropriated during the year at their meeting this week.
Clerk-Treasurer Karen Heim commented that the town was fortunate to receive several grants in 2017 that weren’t recognized in the budget. She recommended that the list be available to inform the public of all funds awarded and spent, and on the record for the Department of Local Government Finance.
Bremen officials are putting together all of the details to include in bid packets for the projects listed within the Community Crossings grant award.
Bremen Director of Operations Trend Weldy said the projects will go out for bid in December.
Marshall County Highway Supervisor Jason Peters and Commissioner Kurt Garner went before the county council Monday morning to request funds to complete funding for three Community Crossings grant projects.
Three projects were approved for funding, but with the way the bidding numbers came in only two projects could be fully funded. The highway department is seeking funding for a third project to be funded solely by the county council. Continue reading
Marshall County Highway Supervisor Jason Peters presented the proposed 2018 road program to the commissioners on Monday morning.
Commissioner Mike Delp asked Peters if there are plans to grind up more roads next year.
“Winter can determine a lot of that come March or April when things start falling out,” said Peters. “At that point, we’ll review a lot of our roads – if we’re going to grind them and put them back. I’m sure there will be a few.” Continue reading
Work will begin soon on a Marshall County Community Crossings grant project.
Highway Supervisor Jason Peters said paving on Beech Road could start either on Friday, Nov. 10 or Monday, Nov. 13. Inclement weather could play a factor on the start of the project and the overall completion. Continue reading
Bids were opened Monday morning for the three projects awarded Community Crossings grant funds for Marshall County.
After the bids were opened, the Marshall County Commissioners, Highway Administrator Laurie Baker and Highway Supervisor Jason Peters learned that the $518,322.87 grant along with the $129,580.72 match for the grant will only cover two projects. The grant plus the match will total $647,903.59 and the lowest bids for the two projects that would be the biggest priority will total $642,626.25.
Culver Town Manager Jonathan Leist presented quotes for town council approval this week on two of the three projects approved for Community Crossings grant funds.
The Marshall County Commissioners and highway department personnel did a final walk through of the Apple Road bridge project Tuesday afternoon. Highway Administrator Laurie Baker told the commissioners Monday that this will close out the project.
“Once all of the bills are in on that I can do my closeout on last year’s Community Crossings,” said Baker. “A rough estimate – I think we’re going to be over about $212,000. I don’t have my final bills so don’t hold me to that. It looks like we’ll be returning a little bit over $100,000 back to INDOT. We’ll still have $100,000 to work with for next year’s match.”
Local communities are learning how much money they’ll get for street projects, as part of the second round of Community Crossings grants.
The City of Plymouth is a step closer to getting state funding for street improvements. An updated pavement asset management plan was approved by the board of works Monday.
Plymouth Police officers are a step closer to getting a raise, but not without some concerns from city council members. An updated salary ordinance was introduced to the city council Monday by City Attorney Sean Surrisi. Continue reading
The Marshall County Commissioners and Highway Supervisor Jason Peters have been working on prioritizing projects to submit for INDOT’s Community Crossings Grant. Continue reading
The Plymouth Board of Works got an update Monday on a few street projects taking place in the city. Continue reading
Some street and alley projects continue to move ahead in Plymouth. On Monday, the board of works approved a $750 property purchase to solve a migrating alley issue. Continue reading
The Culver Town Council gave its final approval to a few ordinances Tuesday. Among them was the town’s 2017 budget. It now goes to the Indiana Department of Local Government Finance for review. Continue reading
The Marshall County Council made some funding arrangements Monday for the county’s Community Crossings projects, but lowered the cushion for potential cost overruns in the process. The state Community Crossings program provides a 50-50 match for road projects. Back in August, Marshall County was awarded a $1 million grant, the maximum available through the program. Continue reading
The City of Plymouth plans to close the Jefferson Street railroad crossing starting Monday morning. Street Superintendent Jim Marquardt told the Board of Works this week that Pioneer Railroad has scheduled repairs for the Jefferson Street crossing. Continue reading
Marshall County is preparing to start some of its road projects after being awarded with Community Crossings grant funds.
During Tuesday morning’s Marshall County Commissioners meeting, Highway Supervisor Jason Peters says that the companies tasked with the work have given verbal indications they’re ready to begin.