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by Patty Cheffey
The new bridge on County Road 402 is official after the Marion County Commission signed all final paperwork during their meeting Monday morning.
Also Monday, the commissioners approved road oil bid and matching funds for up remonumentations and approved partial funding for the flooring in the Hannibal Courthouse.
Matt Walker with Poepping, Stone, Bach and Associates, was present at Monday’s meeting to have commissioners sign the final paperwork for the County Road 402 bridge, including the lone change order on the project.
Although there was only one change order, it was a rather large one at $52,635.36, and included excavation and lowering the wall of a bridge.
Total cost of the bridge was $716,597.76.
In other business, the commissioners approved the road oil bids after getting approval to split the order.
The county will be purchasing MC30 and MC800 from Coastal Energy, and EA from Missouri Petroleum.
Mike Schaefer, highway supervisor, noted the county has had issues with Missouri Petroleum in the past, and if there is again this year, the load of oil will be returned.
Commissioners also approved matching state money for John Janes to do up to five remonumentations this year at a cost of $350 per monument.
They also approved paying half of the total amount to Custom Coating to do the Hannibal Courthouse floor so supplies can be purchased. Total cost on the project is $11,250, so half will be paid in advance and half will be paid when the job is completed sometime this fall.
The commissioners also:
• reappointed Susan Gard and John David Bier to the planning and zoning board;
• heard an update on the work in the jury room in the Palmyra Courthouse; and
• learned the county highway department had finally received a check in the amount of $215,496 from FEMA from 2019 disaster damage.