By Kim Brooks, Express Editor
The Jones County Board of Supervisors approved a resolution to set load limits on a number of bridges throughout Jones County.
At the Feb. 26 Board meeting, County Engineer Derek Snead reported that 15 bridges have been found to be unable to carry the legal loads as allowed by the state. Signs will be posted on the following bridge structures, dictating new load limits: Lovell Township Military Road over Kitty Creek, Scotch Grove Township 130th Avenue over Kitty Creek, Scotch Grove Township 155th Street over Mineral Creek, Scotch Grove Township County Home Road over Mineral Creek, Clay Township 25th Avenue over a draw, Wyoming Township Finch Road over Beers Creek, Wyoming Township Bunker Hill Road over Beers Creek, Madison Township Central Park Road over Mineral Creek, Madison Township 80th Avenue over Little Bear Creek, Madison Township Madison Road over Barto Creek, Jackson Township Landis Road over a small creek, Jackson Township Newport Road over a small creek, Greenfield Township 35th Street over the south fork of Walnut Creek, Greenfield Township 200th Avenue over White Oak Creek and Hale Township 62nd Street over a small creek.
In other county business:
• The Board approved Dan Jacobs as full-time Sheriff’s Deputy effective Feb. 20.
• The Board adopted an appropriation resolution increasing the Conservation Capital fund by $12,500 from $60,963 to $73,463, and decreasing the Conservation fund by $12,500 from $444,589 to $432,089.
• The Board awarded the bid for the replacement of the courthouse generator to 3E Kohler Power in the amount of $42,928 for a three-phase 208-volt generator.
• The Board signed a Grant-In-Aid Agreement with the state historical society for the Certified Local Government Grant Project in complete a National Register nomination for Wapsi State Park Historic District.
• The third and final reading of the county consumption ordinance was approved by the Board of Supervisors. The new ordinance will not go into effect until it’s published in all three county newspapers. (See the article in this week’s Express on page A-5.)