County Board Returns To Courthouse, Approves Bids And Appointments

By Alex Haglund

The Washington County Board met for their regular meeting on the evening of Tuesday, April 12.

This was the board’s first meeting back at the newly renovated Washington County Courthouse, and they met upstairs in a room purpose-built for their meeting’s featuring a semi-circular table for the board members to sit at and a podium for guests, county office holders and others to speak at. For more than a year prior to this meeting, the board had been meeting in the “Celebration Room” at the Nashville Community Center.

The board heard from County Highway Department Superintendent Mitch Burdick, who presented bids for the county’s oil, asphalt and other bituminous materials.

The falling price has saved the county money, with oil coming in at $1.56 per gallon, down $0.34 from last year’s cost of $1.90 per gallon.

The bids for oil went to Don Anderson Company of Hoyleton at a total price of $568,990, and he also had the winning bid for patch material at $7,850.

Four bids for bituminous material totaling $86,200 went to Moeller Brothers, Inc., of Nashville.

Three bids for bituminous material totaling $68,464.50 went to Glen D. Snead of Nashville.

Two bids for bituminous material totaling $36,200 went to Doelling Truck service of Addieville.

One bid for bituminous material totaling $19,500 went to Obermeier Trucking of Okawville.

The board approved the bids.

Personnel And Appointments

The county board made several reappointments to area fire boards due to terms end on April 30. These included:

• Dennis Kuhlengel, Addieville

• Harry Berger, Ashley

• Ed McGee, Centralia

• Dr. Shawn Beckmeyer, Coulterville

• Curt Kuhlengel, Hoyleton

• Kevin Huge for Irvington

• Dick Shew and Richard Schuette, Nashville

• Wayne Borrenpohl, Okawville

There were three reappointments to the Washington County Hospital Board. Kurt Elliott, William Manier and Matt Bierman all will serve four year terms.

Kenneth Kleeman, Gary Hake, and Helen Dude were all reappointed to the Methodist North Prairie Cemetery Board.