10/09/13 Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck reported the dirt giveaway from the jail property on Saturdays continues to be a success. Citizens are able to have the free dirt on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. and the county has two employees to help get your trucks loaded. The free dirt giveaway will end on Saturday, October 26th. After that, the remaining soil will be leveled out on site.
Haeck reported a substantial increase in the Motor Vehicle Highway fund from the State. Legislators decided to send some of the sales tax on gasoline back to the towns, cities and counties in Indiana to help with roads. The year to date from 2012 to 2013 shows an increase of $167,750. The county will be using the funds next year to make additional improvements to various county roadways. Commissioner Kevin Overmyer suggested Haeck keep track of the expenditures used with the additional funds. Overmyer said he expects the state will want to know how the money was spent. He said, “They want to make sure they get the best bang for the buck.”
In other county highway business Haeck said the scoring sheets for the five companies interested in doing the construction engineering for the 7th Road project have been completed and submitted to INDOT. He said the team will now have to review the request for proposals from 8 to 9 companies interested in doing the bridge inspections for the county. He should have the packets ready for the team within two weeks.