Last week, Jason Peters Superintendent of the Marshall County Highway Department updated the Commissioners on the activity of his department. Peters presented a dozen road cuts for various companies although most of them were for NIPSCO who is working on a large pole replacement project in the county. All were approved.
The annual bids for material and supplies for the County Highway Department were reviewed and Peters recommended accepting all bids presented. He told the commissioners when he is ready to purchase, he will call the bidders and see who’s bid is the lowest.
In other business Superintendent Peters, his department is getting equipment ready for winter. Road maintenance employees are still patching, grading and cutting brush. Employees are also hauling crushed #53 concrete from Ozinga to the pit for $7 per ton.
Finally, the draft of the 2022 Road Plan was accepted with the understanding that it is a living document and projects could change. The proposed plan has an estimated price tag of $2.2 million.