(Atlantic) County Engineer, Charles Marker announced some exciting news for the County’s Road Department at the Cass County Board of Supervisor's meeting this morning.
When reviewing the finances as of farm to market, there had been indication shown that 19 counties across Iowa are exceeding the three year savings plan. Due to this excess amount of savings, there needs to be a redistribution of that money.
“Because of those nineteen counties exceeding the three year maximum savings that you can do, they are doing a redistribution; which they do each year," stated Marker. "That redistribution will meet an additional $465,000 plus a few change for Cass County.”
Marker also says that, “We always have bridges on the list for replacement, so we have to store our money. The money that we will be receiving from the distribution will be an addition to what we get every year. We normally have to save up two years to have enough money to do a major bridge, such as the one across the Nishna.”’
When asked what bridge is next for replacement, Marker responded, “Our next farm to market one that we have coming up this spring is much smaller; the one on the landfill road which we’ve had to limit to one lane because of bad piling. So we have an on-going program which we will show you a budget time for bridge replacements over the next five years.”
June 28, 2013