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January 15, 2013

County forces levee board for repayment schedule



Graham said the board has looked into a bond issue to pay the county quicker, but did not want to say a schedule for repayment will be ready by the commissionersÕ next meeting on Jan. 28 at first.

Meanwhile, commissioners said they have received complaints from constituents.

ÒItÕs been two years in another month or so, and the people of Daviess County need to know when it is going to end,Ó Commissioner Tony Wichman said.

ÒWell, when is your lawsuit going to end?Ó Graham answered.

Later in the meeting, Graham said he would do Òeverything in his power and controlÓ to get everyone on the levee board together and give the commissioners a timeline by Jan. 28 or when the county council next meets on Feb. 11.

The claim to repair the south breach was then approved, but a claim for $7,299 for legal fees incurred by the levee board was tabled.

Cannelburg Road

County Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius informed the commissioners of a utility reimbursement agreement with Daviess County Rural Water that was more than previous estimates for the Odon-Cannelburg Road project.

Cornelius said the county, due to an agreement with the Indiana Department of Transportation, could be looking at costs that are $200,000 more than originally thought. Most of those overruns would have to be paid by the county.

ÒIf everything comes in at the engineerÕs estimate, the county will be $100,000 in the red,Ó Cornelius said. ÒI donÕt think the bids will be at estimate.Ó

Future Road Closing

Mike Owens with Solar Sources presented the commissioners a preliminary request letter to close CR 350E from CR 200N to 350N, stopping short of the paved portion of CR 350N.

The closing would be for three years while the mine operates in the area. The county asked for a bond of $240,000 for the three years, equal to the bonds for closing roads for I-69 construction.

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