A declaration was approved by Kosciusko County Commissioners this morning for money that is being spent on road construction near what will be the new Trupointe fertilizer plant in Milford.
The declaration is necessary so the county can be reimbursed for any money spent on construction on the road work once a Tax Increment Fund bond is sold. “Once we get the money, we will be reimbursed,” said county attorney Mike Miner. He did not specify how much the bond is yet, but cited he should know in the next month or so.
Two men were appointed to serve on the Lakeland Regional Sewer District seven-member board. Greg Mitchell and Bob Marcuccilli are replacing Bob Weaver and Dave Doctor. Brad Jackson is replacing Ron Truex as the commissioner’s appointment.
Former board member Bob Weaver of the Kosciusko County Health Department, will serve on the district’s advisory board.
In highway news, three items were approved. An ordinance for a speed reduction on West Lake Street in Warsaw was granted. The speed will be reduced from a 35 mph to a 30 mph while construction is underway. The speed will be reduced from Zimmer Road, east to the bridge.
A 20-year-old truck crane will be replaced at a cost of $11,725. There were three bids and the lowest bid was from Hoosier Truck Equipment in Fort Wayne.
A letter of understanding from Indiana Department of Transportation for an unofficial detour on SR 19 was signed. Starting July 1, construction will begin on a bridge on SR 19 over the Tippecanoe River, just south of SR 10. Kosciusko County Highway Superintendent Scott Tilden did not say how long construction will take place on the bridge. The letter from INDOT is so the county can be reimbursed by the state agency for any road damage done on the unofficial detour route.
The official detour for the above mentioned bridge project will be from SR 10, west to SR 331, then south to SR 25, then to SR 19 east.
In a final agenda item, the commissioners appointed Chris Merrill of Lake City Bank to serve on the Warsaw Community Public Library Board. Merrill is replacing former board member Ruth Jones, whose term expired.
Commissioners are President Ron Truex, Brad Jackson and Bob Conley. The next meeting will be at 9 a.m. Tuesday, June 4.