By MARK EVANS
During a short open meeting last Thursday, the Ste. Genevieve County Commission discussed roadwork with Road and Bridge Foreman Scott Schmieder and cyber security with County Clerk Sue Wolk.
They also met with a new insurance representative.
Schmieder said that pipes had been reordered for Colony Church Road. The wrong size pipe had been sent and will be returned.
He said the base for Charter Church Road is essentially done. It will just need a little touching up once it dries out from rain earlier in the week. It will then be ready for paving. A pad is being built on private land to store chips for the project.
The commissioners agreed that they would close this Monday’s meeting early and go check out low-water slabs and other needs on Coffman and Cave roads, among others. Bobby Wooten of McCann Concrete, who supplies the county’s concrete box culverts, agreed to go with them to examine the locations where new culverts will be needed
Schmieder said all equipment was working properly.
Presiding Commissioner Garry Nelson urged Schmieder to keep in weekly contact with metalsmith Pete Harish, who will be making repairs to the 102-year-old Franklin Bridge, just outside of St. Mary. Harnish was waiting on ordered materials to arrive before doing the repairs.