Commission Okays County Road Limits
The Marshall County Commission approved spring load limits for county roads at its regular meeting on Tuesday.
Load limits will go into effect March 1 unless weather conditions force an earlier date.
The board had been scheduled to review revisions to a plan for a new Law Enforcement Center and Jail with architect Dean Marske of HKG Architects of Aberdeen but that was postponed.
In other action Corrine Zorn appeared before the board in the public comment portion of the meeting asking about plans for possible spring flooding. Commissioners told Zorn that they continue to work with FEMA and will have to deal with flooding issues as they come.
A variance of 17 feet from the normal setback of 60 feet for an office building was approved for Sunset Colony, along with a building permit for the structure. A building permit was also approved for Western Products. Approval of a plat was given in Miller Township.
Zoning Director Erin Collins-Miles gave the board an update on the hazardous mitigation plan. One requirement of the plan is to implement a project in the county and several projects are under consideration. She also presented the new drainage permit application that is now in an easierto-read format. A $25 fee will also now be charged for the permit.
Highway Secretary Sandy Dinger reported that the new tractor is now in operation and the snow blower has been attached. She also presented the annual report for the DOT on highway infrastructure for program fund allocation. Dinger noted that all highway employees had attended the annually required MSHA training in Aberdeen.
Fuel quotes for #1 diesel were accepted from Eden Oil for the Langford shop ($2.40) and the Veblen shop ($2.50). Travel was approved for David Nelson, Ron Jarrett, and Richard Benda to Aberdeen for the Weed & Pest Conference Feb. 19-21.
Commissioners approved a tax forbearance, allowing a property owner to make payments on property that had been scheduled to be taken on tax deed. The board approved hiring Richelle Bohlander as part-time deputy treasurer at $15 per hour effective Feb. 6.
The next meeting of the board will be Tuesday, Feb.