County Talks Aggregation, Appoints Interim Engineer

The Bond County Board met in regular session Tuesday night and heard a report on electric aggregation for unincorporated areas of Bond County. The issue will appear on the March 18th ballot and if approved, should be effective by June. Aggregation is not available to members of Southwestern Electric, or any other cooperative, however, cooperative members are eligible to vote on the issue next month.

The board approved Highway Department employee Rusty Hubbard to serve as the acting county engineer effective February 22nd with a salary to be determined soon. Hubbard will fill in for current Highway Engineer Doug DeLong who resigns his post this Friday.

They also approved a federal aid agreement for the highway department’s Jamestown Road project, from the Clinton County line to Route 143. Estimated cost for the project is $1.75 million.

County Clerk Randy Reitz reported he needs more election judges for upcoming elections. Interested individuals should call the Clerk’s office at 664-0449.

It was also announced in the meeting that work should begin on replacing the roof at the Bond County Humane Society this Friday. Materials and labor for the project are being donated by Joiner Sheet Metal & Roofing.

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