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Railroad Crossing Improvements Approved by Marion County Board

By Bruce Kropp, WJBD News

The Marion County Board has approved improvements to two railroad crossings.  The board Tuesday night approved bids from Moniger Excavating of Moro to make improvements to the crossings on the CJ Heck Road south of Salem and on Landmark Road near Iuka.  Marion County Road and Bridge Committee Chair Dusty Rose says the state will reimburse the county 100-percent of the cost of the work.  

Building Committee Chair Mike Reed reported some tuckpointing improvements are now underway at the Marion County Law Enforcement Center.  He said the committee has met with both the Sheriff and Highway Engineer to discuss needed improvements to the jail and highway garage in the next few years.  Some of that work is expected to be included in next year's budget.   

The board approved several appointments.  Georgia Miller was reappointed to a five year term on the Housing Authority Board and Dr. Creighton Engle, Tom Turner, Pamela Strothers and Keith Kessler to the Marion County Health Department Board.  

Finance Committee Chair Terry Johnston said they are still waiting for the federal arbitrator's decision on a new contract with members of the Fraternal Order of Police at the Marion County Sheriff's Department.  

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