(ATLANTIC) The Cass County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to add a Farm-to-Market, or Locally Funded Project, not in the current FY 2013 road construction program at their meeting this morning.
“The bridge on the landfill road, the smaller bridge, we moved that up into this construction season because of the deteriorating deck we had on it. So, we have gone ahead and repaired it and replaced that surface,” explained Charles Marker, Cass County Engineer. “But, since it was not in our construction program, in order to comply with the DOT requirements, we have to move it up. It was in next year’s five year program, so we’ve moved it from the 2014 year into 2013.”
Marker said the reason they had the money to do this project is because they had three local projects, some small bridges, that they were going to do themselves and they have been working on culvert pipes instead. So, they have “under-run” their budget and dollar-wise they have room to move this project up and not have to amend the budget.
In other activity, the Supervisors approved an abatement of tax on property in the City of Lewis. Cass County Auditor Dale Sunderman said the property had been burned out and the City ended up acquiring it through legal process and the taxes had not been paid.