09/20/11 It was a full agenda for Monday‚Äôs Marshall County Commissioner‚Äôs meeting. ¬†Julie Fox, Marshall County Clerk representing the Election Board presented the municipal polling sites for the November 8th election.¬† Municipal elections will be held in Argos, Culver and Plymouth.¬† The Commissioners approved four HAVA compliant sites in Plymouth; Center 1 at the County Building, Center 2 at the Plymouth Fire Station, Center 3 at the Webster Recreation Center and Center 4 at the Knights of Columbus.¬† Voting in Argos for Walnut/Green 1 will be held at Argos High School while voting in Culver for Union 1 will be the Culver Public Library.
The Commissioners also approved the Memorandum of Understanding between the Town of LaPaz and Marshall County for law enforcement activities.¬† The agreement has the Sheriff‚Äôs Department providing 600 hours of law enforcement inside the town annually along with their normal North Township patrol.¬† The Town will pay the county an annual payment of $15,000 for serviced provided.
Jeff Million from DLZ updated the County Commissioners on the construction status for Bridge 89 over the Yellow River on 13th Road.¬† Jack Isom Construction has placed all of the bridge beams and all of the metal deck forms.¬† It is anticipated that they will pour the concrete deck by the end of September and shortly after pour the reinforced concrete bridge approaches.¬† The project is currently 70% complete with an anticipated completion date of October 28th.¬† Liquidated damages have been charged at the rate of $5,000 per calendar day beginning on August 10th.
Representatives from the Healey Group were before the Commissioners Monday for their quarterly update.¬† The awaited information on the increase for next year was announced.¬† When Healey took over as the County‚Äôs agent in 2009 they actually were able to lower the county‚Äôs premium by 1¬Ĺ% for 2010.¬† In 2011 the Healey Group was able to secure a guarantee of no more than a 9% increase and when it came in the increase for 2011 was only 3.59%.¬† ¬†The Commissioners approved the proposed increase for 2012 at 7.2% for health insurance. Generally health insurance increases are running at 12 to 15%. ¬†It was noted that they were unable to secure a guarantee for 2013 because a serious health condition recently came into play.