Thursday, September 30, 2010
Board of supervisors wants new rubbish pit
By SUE WATSON
With the county’s current three- to four-acre rubbish pit nearly at capacity, the Marshall County Board of Supervisors began talks September 20 of applying for a new Class I or Class II rubbish pit.
The need was brought up by supervisor George Zinn III and affirmed by other supervisors, including Keith Taylor, who serves on the Marshall County Solid Waste board. Taylor said new officers should be appointed and representation by an attorney secured.
County administrator Larry Hall urged the board to move forward on the matter before the situation gets critical and the county has to find another place to dispose of its rubbish plus paying a tipping fee.
The board set a meeting of the Solid Waste Disposal Committee for 6 p.m. October 4.
The board also:
• heard a recommendation from consulting engineer Larry Britt that 20-30 miles of county roads be striped. There will be no more state and federal money for road overlay in the State Aid fund until the end of next year when the new four-year allotment is approved, he said. It will be January 2012 before funds for paving are replenished at State Aid.
• approved a motion to search for grant applications from the U.S. Departments of Homeland Security and Justice at the request of sheriff Kenny Dickerson.
• discussed a date to let bid for replacing two bridges on Callicutt Road, paid for with Legislative BR funds.
• approved a motion to seek funding to replace the heating and air system in the courthouse. The replacement of the old steam boiler system was recommended by an energy audit recently. The upgrade will reduce energy use and provide temperature regulation at the courthouse and make for a quieter courtroom, which under the current system uses blowers that interfere with acoustics in the room, according to Hall. Offices would have control systems so when rooms are vacant they will not have to be heated or cooled.
• selected some sites to stockpile rock for some road reseal by Kines and Stone. Good weather has allowed the county to catch up on lots of pothole repairs and leveling in advance of the reseal. The reseal will cause the water to shed off the road and prevent further damage. An estimated $1 million in damage to the county roads was sustained last winter during freeze/thaws, the worst road damage due to freezing in recent years.
• learned there are a few more culverts to be replaced due to washouts in May storms.
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