This week the Marshall County Commissioner approved the sole bid received for the Owner-Occupied Housing Rehabilitation Project, a project that is part of the county’s Stellar designation.  The county was awarded $500,000 to make improvements to the homes of low-income seniors, families with children, and those with disabilities.    

Local architect Brent Martin was on hand Monday representing Shannon McLeod, the grant writer from Priority Project Resources.  During the prior commissioner’s meeting, Martin reviewed the individual bids on six homes and explained their projects. He said each home is eligible for up to $25,000 in repairs and neither the county nor the homeowner is responsible for matching funds.

This first set of homes scheduled for repair are from Bremen, Bourbon, Argos, and Plymouth.  Brown and Brown Construction from Wakarusa was the only contractor who bid on the work.    

One of the bids was for a new heating system in the sixth home and had not been received at the time of bid opening so five of the six were approved as presented. The one with a new heating system will be approved upon review by the funding committee.