Area County Commissioners Approve Projects & Raises

Marshall County Commissioners took another step toward construction of a new jail, approving an agreement with Lloyd Builders of Ottawa as construction manager at risk, at a rate of 4.5% of construction cost. The action at Monday’s meeting was among mostly routine business, which included approval of a $45,000 contract for bridge inspections.

Maintenance issues with a two-year-old boiler at the Washington County Courthouse were among discussion items at recent meetings. Concern that daily blow out of the unit may affect the life of the boiler and creates issues with heating the courthouse over weekends and holidays are among concerns, which have been referred to the installing contractor. Water damage to basement walls, courthouse security, and fire escape options are also being addressed.

Nemaha County Commissioners approved a 35 cent per hour raise for county employees, at their meeting last Monday.