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by Patty Cheffey
Veterans Road near Hannibal will soon be getting a fresh coat of paint stripes.
The Marion County Commission approved a bid to restripe Veterans Road during Monday’s commission meeting, at which they also learned about two Marion County Sheriff’ Department grants and approved the leasing of three new sheriff department vehicles.
Tramar Company out of St. Charles, Mo., was the loan bid for the restriping of Veterans Road at a cost of $13,734.72.
Mike Schaefer, Highway Department supervisor, said he would verify the specs and get a start date for the project.
He noted he believed the bid was a good one since he had also received a quote for $18,000 for the project. That business did not submit a bid however.
In other business, Presiding Commissioner David Lomax reported Sheriff Jimmy Shinn said he had received two grants.
The department received a 50 percent match of the $40,000 grant, which will replace body armor.
The second grant, which is for jail and operation improvements, is an ARPA Fiscal Recovery Fund grant and again the department received a 50 percent match of the $89,895 for which they applied.
The second grant will be used to convert the old face to face interview room into another holding cell.
Shinn also reported he is going to proceed with the leasing process for three new vehicles, although only one is available from a business in Iowa at this time.
He noted he visited with several banks about the financing and only Commerce Bank was willing to work with him. If the other two vehicles are not available soon, the money will be put into escrow account for now.
The lease of the three vehicles was approved in the budget.
Shinn also reported five of the vehicles in his fleet received hail damage last week while parked at the Hannibal Courthouse. That has been turned over to insurance.
In his report, Schaefer noted his crews had been grading and hauling rock last week thanks to a break in the weather.