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April 23, 2013

Commissioners not to enter dispute

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WASHINGTON —

Settlement

The final formal settlement of $200,000 between the county and the Bennington Levee board and three farmers was formally accepted by the commissioners.

“It finishes up everything, we hope,” Commissioner Mike Taylor said.

This is the final settlement in a two-year battle to pay for fixing the Bennington Levee after a breach in 2011. The levee board still owes the county a substantial amount to pay for repairs.

But the commissioners tabled legal bills the levee board incurred during the suit.

Cannelburg Road project

Highway Superintendent Phil Cornelius told the commissioners the first phase of the rebuilding of CR 900E will soon be let for bid on May 1.

The first phase will widen the Odon-Cannelburg Road from CR 450N to just north of CR 550N. Last week, engineers held a public hearing on the second portion of the project, up to CR 800N on construction and planning up to CR 1200N.

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