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Commissioner Hear Musuem and Mowing Report

August 5, 2013

  08/06/13 Executive Director of the Marshall County Museum, Linda Rippy appeared at the Commissioner’s meeting Monday to update them on activities at the museum during the months of March, April and May.  There were well over 2,000 visitors, 467 volunteer hours, 480 ABLE Program hours and 109 community service hours by school students.

School visits are very popular in the spring Rippy said although most of those tours are from the Plymouth School System.  Community Relations employee, Mindy Langdon has sent packs of information about the museum to the superintendents of the schools in Marshall County trying to encourage them to allow students to visit. 

County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck said the five proposals for inspection engineering for the 7th Road project will be ready for review as soon as INDOT sends their performance reviews of each company.  He suggested selecting the scoring committee to review and score the proposals.  The three commissioners and highway superintendent will score the five companies and then submit their scoring to INDOT for final selection. 

Haeck reviewed the summer mowing project.  Crews have been working regularly to mow right-of-ways.  Currently they are about 2 ½ times around the county and will finish up the third mowing in a couple of weeks.  He said they concentrate on the area around Plymouth for the Blueberry Festival visitors.     

Note:  Commissioner Kevin Overmyer will be on the What’s Your Opinion Show on Tuesday about 9:45 to discuss the meeting.