Morgue blueprintMonday morning Marshall County Coroner John Grolich asked the County Commissioners to approve a pre-pay, if necessary to get construction underway for the new morgue.

Commissioner Kevin Overmyer and Grolich were scheduled to meet with representatives from R. Yoder Construction of Nappanee Monday afternoon to finalize the scope of the project, check on the start date and completion date and sign the contract.

morgue frontThe Marshall County Commissioners approved the request for the pre-pay.

R. Yoder Construction was the only company to provide a bid for the construction of   county morgue.  Their bid was $271,530.

Grolich suggested checking with the state to determine if construction has to be complete by the December 31st deadline to quality for the CARES Act reimbursement.  Construction of the morgue has already been approved through the state for reimbursement but there is a deadline to spend funds by the end of the year.

morgue sideThe morgue will be of post building construction on the jail property.  It’s a 64 by 40 foot building that will not only include the ability to hold 10 bodies but conduct autopsies, and have a garage where bodies can be unloaded out of site.  There will be an area to meet with family members and office space for the coroner.  The building will also include climate controlled storage for various county departments to store documents in a secure area.