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home : news : north central illinois   May 24, 2016

2/12/2014 1:47:00 AM
Bureau County Highway Department optimistic despite winter storms ahead


Katlyn Rumbold
Princeton Bureau Chief



PRINCETON – The Bureau County Highway Department has been logging some serious overtime in snow removal said transportation committee chairman Steve Sondgeroth at Tuesday evening's Bureau County Board meeting. However, the county has enough money to continue maintaining highways and roads for the duration of winter.

 “We've been overloaded with snow removal throughout the county,” said Sondgeroth. “We do have enough money to meet the needs this winter. We may have to go back and revisist amending our budget.”

He said overtime has been calculated into this year's budget, based on an average year, but with the excessive amount of overtime that has been logged, that may have to be reconsidered.

 “We'll take care of that, but I want people to know we have enough money to care for our roads this winter and whatever comes in the next 4-6 weeks,” explained Sondgeroth. “More importantly we have an excellent staff that puts in a lot of hours. Seems like every snow storm came on a weekend. Our highway staff works 5-7 days a week to get those roads cleared off, and even after the storm is over, it takes many days to keep those roads cleared. They're doing a really good job.”

Sondgeroth also reported that the county has enough salt to last through spring.

 In other Bureau County Board news:

 ·        The board voted to purchase an additional one acre for a right of way for the proposed bridge project on Backbone Road for a total cost of $5,670.
·        The board approved the conditional use to sell non-agricultural products in conjuction with proposed nursery/landscaping business in Princeton Township, about ½ mile north of Lovers Lane.
·        The board approved to hire Keenan Campbell for the EMA position. This is a part-time position that could potentially turn into a full-time position. 

 
Katlyn Rumbold can be reached at (815) 879-5200 or ntprinceton@newstrib.com.












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