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Marshall County Commissioners Name Highway Department Appointments

Published: July 22nd, 2014

The Marshall County Commissioners approved new hires for two new positions at the highway department.

On Monday morning, Commissioner Deb Griewank presented the recommendations of Laurie Baker as the administration manager at the highway department and Jason Peters as the supervisor of county highways. Baker is currently working in Judge Dean Colvin’s office in superior court while Peters is serving in the capacity of interim highway superintendent.

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Marshall County Council Approves New Employee Descriptions at Highway Department

Published: July 16th, 2014

Commissioner Deb Griewank presented the Marshall County Council members with a request to add two job descriptions to the highway department as approved by the personnel committee.

She explained that the two positions are the result of a different direction in which the committee has envisioned.

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Marshall County Council to Meet Today

Published: July 14th, 2014

The Marshall County Council members will meet today where several items will be discussed on the agenda.

A representative of the personnel committee will approach the council with job description changes for the highway administrative manager and the supervisor of county highways. The council members will consider additional appropriations from court services for a case work manager in the amount of $21,384. The request includes wages and benefits. The highway department is asking for an additional appropriation of $55,000 for road paint and $300,000 for vehicle maintenance. The health department is asking for $5,000 to take care of unsafe buildings.

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Starke County Highway Department Announces Mowing, Paving Plans

Published: May 7th, 2014

Starke County Highway Department employees plan to mow county rights-of-way for the first time tomorrow, weather permitting. This will be the first of at least six planned mo

wing cycles this summer. Crews will mow five feet off the edge of the pavement at each road and 20 feet back at intersections in order to clear the necessary sight distance for drivers. The Starke and Marshall County Highway Departments are also coordinating their paving schedules in order to share resources. Starke County will make Marshall County’s pug asphalt, and Marshall will loan Starke County their distributor trucks and two-lane chipper box. The pug will be made in late May for paving in July.

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Marshall County Will Enact Warning Level Travel Advisory Later Tonight

Published: February 4th, 2014

Marshall County officials will be issuing an emergency declaration today, Tuesday, Feb. 4. The emergency declaration will include a “Warning Level” travel advisory for travel upon roadways in the un-incorporated areas of Marshall County.

According to Emergency Management Agency Director Clyde Avery, the “Warning Level” advisory will go into effect at 7 p.m. ET tonight. If the weather and road conditions become a safety concern, the declaration may be put in place earlier than 7 p.m. ET.

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Marshall County Highway Department Updates Commissioners

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: December 18th, 2013

Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck gave the commissioners and update this week on the activities of his department. Haeck said his department is looking to perform a road cut for resident Joe Stoffer for farm drainage and asphalt surface, beginning this week through Jan. 18. The cut, he said, would take place between 3rd and 4th roads on Grape Road.

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Marshall County Highway Department to Suspend Dirt Distribution

Published: July 20th, 2013

Marshall County Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck told the commissioners Monday morning that the dirt giveaway at the highway department is going well. However, he recommended that the program be suspended Aug. 1 until after the summer construction. The commissioners agreed with his request.

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Marshall County Highway Dept To Upgrade Radio System

By: WKVI Information Center
Published: November 24th, 2012

Upgrades are in the works for the Marshall County Highway Department, as the county commissioners approved a request to spend money from the Highway Department budget on a new radio communications system.

Highway Superintendent Neal Haeck explained that they previously had several old radios that were nearly useless. Roughly two-thirds of the radios were obsolete several years ago, and the problem has only worsened since then.

The cost for a new system consisting of 35 radios, tower equipment, and a service contract came out to slightly more than $68,000, and the agreement features a GPS tracking system for department vehicles. Haeck said he has been looking forward to this upgrade for several years.

The commissioners approved his request and he expects the equipment to arrive soon.