County Commission talks more highway department

1/12/12 (Thu)

While proceedings were less heated than they’ve recently been, Mercer County Highway Department matters still topped the Mercer County Commission’s agenda at its regular meeting Jan. 4 at the Mercer County Courthouse in Stanton.
The commission discussed the possibility of one commissioner holding the road department’s portfolio, and serving as a liaison between the department and the commission. Other portfolios could then be assigned if all went well, county auditor Monte Erhardt said.
 “It would be a liaison bringing information from highway department to the board, but wouldn’t give the commissioner decision-making authority. It would still be a board,” Erhardt said.