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County Board Holds First Meeting At Community Center

On the evening of Tuesday, March 10, the Washington County Board met for the first time at a new location, the Nashville Community Center.

The former location of their meetings and the location of the County Treasurer’s, Assessors and Clerk’s offices, the old Washington County Courthouse, has now been taken possession of by contractor Korte and Luitjohan, who will be carrying out extensive renovations over the next year.

Board member Gary Suedmeyer, who heads the building committee stated that the move into the Community Center went smoothly. The move was carried out over three separate weeks, one for each of the three county offices moved, and cost a total of $28,230.

County Engineer Mitch Burdick spoke with the board, stating that while there were only four days of snow work performed by his department in December and January, there were 15 days carried out in February.

Burdick stated that the bridge on County Highway 4 over I-64, located north of Addieville, will be having resurfacing work done this month. Burdick stated that the bridge would be out for four weeks and wished to remind residents of the closure.

The county zoning committee received approval to sell a piece of land near Waller’s Market on State Route 153. The sale is to recoup $6,500 in back taxes, with the condition that the new owner clean up the property.

The board approved the naming of two roads to aid 911 services with location.

One road, off of Darmstadt in Johannisburg Township is now Aloe Road.

Another, in Covington off of Covington Road is nowSeagull Road,.

County Treasurer Kelly Cameron announced that the real estate tax sale would occur on Monday, March 16.

The personnel committee had the appointments of David Hake, John Lussenheide, Ron Lussenheide and James Wacker to the Methodist North Prairie Cemetery Board approved by the county board.

The board also approved the appointments of David Droste and Glen Bowers to the RC&D Board.

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