Commissioners hold monthly meeting

  The Switzerland County Commissioners met Monday April 2nd, for a regularly scheduled meeting.

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  The Switzerland County Commissioners met Monday April 2nd, for a regularly scheduled meeting.

  Items on the agenda included:

  • The commissioners discussed the monthly rates for service at the Moorefield/Bennington Sewer districts. A suggestion was made to charge a multi family dwelling $100 a month. The board did not act on the subject and tabled it until later.

  • The commissioners also discussed cleaning the sewage filters. Wesley Poling informed the commissioners that he would need some type of transportation to haul the water tank and hose into the homeowners yards. The board will check on the county owned golf cart to see if it is available.

  • The board approved the purchase of 15 new gates for the Switzerland County Animal Shelter kennels. The cost will be $8,380. Commissioner Josh South voted against the purchase of the gates, and stated that he thought maybe the existing gates could be fixed at a lower cost.

  • Commissioner Mark Lohide made a motion to rent a six cubic yard recycling dumpster for the courthouse and jail to use. The dumpster will cost $40 for each pick up and will be dumped twice a month. Commissioner Jerry Monjar seconded the motion and the motion passed, with South voting no.

  • Robert Stivers of Plum Creek Road wanted to thank the commissioners for their help during the flood, and also ask if they could take a look at a slip on that road resulting from the rain.

  • Lohide informed the board that bridge #35 was in progress but work had been slow due to all the rain. McAlister Excavating informed him that they are in the process of forming the deck to pour it soon, weather permitting. A third payment of $70,852 to the contractor was approved.

  • The board wanted to inform the public that Veterans Resource Officer Duane Covington  is in the process of forming a council that will transport veterans to the hospital, doctors, visits, etc.

  • County wide Spring clean up will be held April 20th-22nd. Dumpsters will be provided in East Enterprise at the Switzerland County Highway Department.

Rosemary Bovard